Destination guide

Get ready to capture some seaside joie de vivre

Sitting on western France's Atlantic coast along the Pertuis d'Antioche strait, Chatelaillon-Plage is considered a suburb of the nearby city of La Rochelle, about a 20-minute drive away. But unlike its medieval neighbor to the north, Chatelaillon-Plage is a modern resort town, with a long, sandy stretch of beaches, lined with a promenade. Browse Chatelaillon-Plage vacation rentals close to this bustling seaside walkway, or opt for something a bit more remote. Either way, you're sure to experience that French joie de vivre you can only hope to recreate back home.

Activities

How do you say "wet 'n' wild" in French?

Much of Chatelaillon-Plage's appeal lies on and around the famously long beach, where you'll see plenty of people sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. If you need a break from the sea, take the kids to the mini-golf course, or opt for an adults-only outing to the spa. Throughout the year, you'll also find plenty of festivals, celebrating everything from kites to oysters to Christmas. No matter what, the best way to cap each day in Chatelaillon-Plage is with a stroll along the promenade, people-watching from any of the waterfront bars and restaurants.

Weather

Bring your sunglasses for one of France's sunniest spots

With one of Western France's best beaches, Chatelaillon-Plage's peak season happens from late June through August, when it feels like the entire country flocks to the coast. If you'd rather avoid the buzz of the region's busiest months, consider checking out Chatelaillon-Plage vacation rentals in the shoulder seasons. April through May and September through October are both ideal times to visit, when crowds are smaller and prices are lower. The area quiets down significantly in late fall through winter, but as one of France's sunniest regions, you still may find pleasant weather.

Natural features

Boatloads of fun to be found all around the beach

Most visitors agree, the very best thing about Chatelaillon-Plage is its long stretch of sandy beachfront. Oysters are also popular in the region, with a shellfish farm you can visit on the Bay of Boucholeurs. Nearby, you can also tour the saltwater marshes of the Natural Reserve of the Marais d'Yves, or hike through the forests of the Marais Poitevin Natural Regional Park to the north. Alternatively, if you'd rather stay close to the sea, take a boat ride out to the tiny Ile d'Aix, or the much larger Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron.

Transport

Traveling to and around Chatelaillon-Plage

Fly into La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Ile de Re), the closest airport, located 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Chatelaillon-Plage Station.

Where to stay around Châtelaillon-Plage?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,637 vacation rentals near Châtelaillon-Plage. From 598 Houses to 782 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Châtelaillon-Plage are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Châtelaillon-Plage?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Châtelaillon-Plage:

  • Quartier de l'Hippodrôme: 118 vacation rentals
  • Port District: 121 vacation rentals
  • Quartier d'Orbigny: 53 vacation rentals
  • Quartier des Bouchôleurs: 58 vacation rentals
  • Quartier du Stade: 86 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Châtelaillon-Plage?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 598 Houses in Châtelaillon-Plage. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Châtelaillon-Plage include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 782 rentals available
  • Villas: 54 rentals available
  • Cottages: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Châtelaillon-Plage?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 447 vacation rentals with pool available in Châtelaillon-Plage. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.