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From £20.00

To £34.05

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Set on the edge of the traditional seaside town of Ouistreham, 2 miles from the casino and the beach.

As well as being a great base for visiting the D-Day landing sites, Riva Bella is extremely handy for stop-overs if using the ferry service to Ouistreham (Caen ferry port), which is only 1.5 miles away.


The Orne River canal's tarmac tow path is accessible directly from the site and is great for leisurely cycling or walking your dog. The locality was the site of the very first of the D-Day landings, and you are well placed to visit Pegasus Bridge, its superb memorial museum and the Café Gondrée, all just 3 miles away. Caen’s Peace Memorial museum, all the D-Day beaches, and Bayeux with its famous tapestry of the Norman Conquest, are all an easy drive away. For a great day out further afield, try visiting Rouen and its fabulous cathedral, or impressionist painter Claude Monet's waterlilies garden at Giverny.


Managed by Gaëlle Labbé for the Seasonova Group.


Please Note: Our sites team visited in September 2019 and confirmed that small groups of migrants can be seen in and around Ouistreham, including at the roundabout on the main road next to the campsite. These migrants have entirely respected the campsite and have made no attempt to enter it or to use the facilities. They are frequently watched over and moved on by the police who have an appropriate presence in the area. The site manager lives on site, the site is enclosed and the entrance is also covered by CCTV. The migrants do not appear to be causing a problem for the campsite or campers, so we are happy to offer Camping Riva Bella as a destination for members.


There have been a few instances of migrants attempting to stow away on vehicles passing through Ouistreham. Whenever your vehicle is stationary in a public place, be sure to lock it (and also lock any towed unit), even if you exit for only a few seconds and are standing next to it on a service station forecourt, and even if other members of your party remain inside. We recommend also that you keep doors locked when driving through Ouistreham (Caen ferry port) and the immediate local area.

Please contact the site directly before booking if you have any concerns or questions about this issue.


Beach 2 miles, Pegasus Bridge and museum 3 miles, Ouistreham ferry port 1.5 miles, Caen 11 miles, Juno Beach Centre (Canadian D-Day museum) 11 miles. Access to the tarmac tow path along the Orne River canal.


Local transport: Bus stop 300m for services to Caen. Train station in Caen.



Total pitches: 312. Pitches are grassy, open and part-shaded, all with 10A electricity. A few 10A pitches also have water and drainage, and there are also a few hardstanding bays (about 35m2, with 6A electricity) for motorhomes; both of these pitch types are subject to availability, and only on arrival at the site.


Low Season

Quiet one-night stop-over site for Caen ferry port and a great base for the D-Day coast.


High Season

In the traditional seaside town of Ouistreham and near the bustling coastal resorts of the D-Day beaches, so may be busy. The 'Cider & Dragon' Festival takes place in Franceville in September where the area can be especially busy, but great fun!

Worth noting

  • Very handy for a one night stop-over if using the ferry service to Ouistreham (Caen ferry port), only 1.5 miles away. The site management cannot guarantee a pitch to campers arriving without a booking
  • Dogs welcome
  • Vet appointments can be made at reception or phone ahead before arrival
  • Mini farm
  • Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite
  • Ice pack freezing
  • BBQs are permitted 


Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities. Flat access to reception. Flat to special unisex washroom with shower and grab rail, seat, washbasin with lever tap and raised wc with grab rail. Flat terrain, with main routes and pathways of tarmac. Gentle footbath ramp access to swimming pool.

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Key facilities

  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Shop
  • Washbasins
  • Motorhome service point
  • Childrens play area

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Site Facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Drying room
  • Flushing toilet
  • Motorhome service point
  • Showers
  • Washbasins
  • Washing Machines

Site Features

  • Cycle Hire
  • Childrens play area
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Shop


  • Activities and Entertainment
  • Covered pool
  • Paddling pool
  • Snacks
  • Public House / Bar

Offsite Facilities

  • Shop
  • Fishing (licence may be required)

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Travel info

Camping Riva Bella
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 12:00
Latitude: 49.2690
Longitude: -0.2552
Nearest bus stop:
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