Discover the Saint-Jean-de-Monts pier
On the coast of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, 8 km from the Grand Jardin campsite, discover a curious monumental work of art. The estacade, a 400 m long wooden pontoon built over the ocean, is a place for fishermen, locals and holidaymakers to stroll and relax. This monument, inaugurated in 1967, is the ideal place to admire a magnificent sunset, the spectacle of the waves or enjoy an afternoon’s fishing. Discover the Saint-Jean-de-Monts pier, the town’s emblem.
A work of art on the ocean: the Saint-Jean-de-Monts jetty
Just a 15-minute drive from Le Grand Jardin campsite, the estacade is a meeting place for fishermen, locals and holidaymakers who have come to discover Saint-Jean-de-Monts.
A trip on the ocean
A walk on this curious 400 m pontoon bridge is like walking on water. Admire the most beautiful sunsets, enjoy an evening stroll thanks to the pontoon lighting, or take advantage of the calm of a gentle morning to stroll in peace and quiet. At the end of the bridge, the ocean awaits you. A platform invites you to stop and admire the infinite beauty of the ocean.
Activities for all the family in Saint Jean de Monts
Accessible to all, freely and all year round, the pier welcomes a large number of anglers. Anglers will be delighted to spend a day on this gigantic pontoon in the company of other anglers.
Enjoy a day on the Estacade beach: swimming, shell-fishing, relaxing on the fine sand or strolling along the water’s edge – the choice is yours! Picnic tables and children’s play areas are nearby. Those who love board sports can try their hand at surfing, kitesurfing and sailing.
What can you do near the Saint-Jean-de-Monts boathouse?
Saint-Jean-de-Monts, bordered by miles of fine sandy beaches, offers a wide selection of activities.
A relaxing break in the heart of the city
Relax with the whole family on one of the 9 beaches in Saint Jean de Monts: the Plage des Oiseaux and the Grande Roue overlooking it, the Plage de la Baignade or the Plage des Demoiselles. Climb aboard the little train to discover all the secrets of the town, take a stroll through the narrow streets, or admire the spectacular sea views from the Ferris wheel! Fancy a trip out to sea? Enjoy a boat trip to the Vendée islands.
Outdoor activities for all the family
Dreaming of a long walk in the great outdoors? Take to the town’s hiking trails or 170km of cycle paths.
Do you prefer to tame the ocean? Meet at the Saint-Jean-de-Monts water sports centre. It offers a wide range of water-based activities for everyone: surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and even sand yachting.
Finally, if you’d like to try your hand at accrobranche (tree climbing) or an escape-game, the Explora leisure park is the ideal place! The Explora park invites you to spend an afternoon with family and friends in the heart of the national forest of the Pays de Monts.
Camp near Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Our 4-star Le Grand Jardin campsite welcomes you to the heart of the Vendée, just 8 km from Saint-Jean-de-Monts and a stone’s throw from the ocean. Rent one of our accommodations in a green setting planted with trees: mobile homes, chalets or pitches for your caravan, motorhome or tent. During your stay, make the most of our covered and heated swimming pool, the restaurant and the many activities on offer! Head to the marsh at the back of the campsite for an afternoon of fishing or canoeing, or take in an open-air cinema or pétanque competition.
Our team will do everything in their power to ensure you have an unforgettable stay at our campsite near Saint Jean de Monts in the Vendée.