The Tropicana 5-star campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Monts (Vendée / 85)
Surf en Vendée Saint-Jean-de-Monts | Le Tropicana

A short guide to camping for surf enthusiasts in Vendée

During your vacation, what if you went surfing in Vendée? The Tropicana gives you all the information, with this little detailed guide!

Do you want to try your hand at surfing in Vendée? What a good idea ! The Vendée is THE dream destination for fans of surfing and thrills.

On the Vendée coast, where the sun, the sea and the waves await you for an unforgettable surfing experience!

However, to organize a surfing vacation in Vendée, you need a little dose of anticipation and organization.

At the 4-star family campsite Le Tropicana, your Saint-Jean-de-Monts campsite located just 800 meters from the beach, we are delighted to welcome you for an unforgettable holiday, with a special touch for surf lovers.

Between schedules, schools and spots for surfing in Vendée, discover everything you need to know thanks to the surfing guide for Vendée!

The Vendée coast: a paradise for surfers!

First of all, you should know that Saint-Jean-de-Monts is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and its waves ideal for surfing.


Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, the Vendée coast offers ideal conditions for practicing this sport.


You will have the choice between beaches reserved for seasoned surfers, who know how to master the powerful waves, and people who are just learning to stand up on the board.

You are spoiled for choice, depending on your level, your skills and above all your desires! The region’s beaches await you for memorable sessions : ask Tropicana for advice on choosing the best beaches.

All necessary equipment

If you’re an avid surfer, you know how essential equipment is.


Make sure you prepare your camping trip well by bringing all the necessary equipment.


This includes your surfboard, a suit suitable for the water temperature, safety accessories such as a leash and wax for your board.


If you need to rent your surf equipment in Vendée, don’t panic: just ask Tropicana! We will be able to redirect you to someone who can help you.

Surf schools

For beginners, or even intermediate surfers wishing to perfect their technique, Saint-Jean-de-Monts has several renowned surf schools.


Experienced instructors will guide you in learning the basics of surfing, from paddling to catching waves.


It’s also a great opportunity to meet other snow sports enthusiasts!


Are you looking for the best spots for your next surf session in Vendée? Explore this detailed article to discover the best surf spots in Vendée: The best surf spots in Vendée .

The best surf spots in Vendée

The Vendée coast is full of surf spots to explore.


Among the most popular are Plage des Demoiselles in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, but also neighboring beaches such as Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Bretignolles-sur-Mer.


Each spot has its characteristics, so don’t hesitate to explore the region to discover your favorite places.

Wave forecasting

Surfing largely depends on weather conditions and waves. Before you head to the beach, check the forecast to see if the waves are what you expected.


Many websites and apps dedicated to surfing will provide you with real-time information on surf conditions.

Activities other than surfing in Vendée

At Tropicana, we understand that surfing can be intense, which is why we provide plenty of facilities for you to relax after a day of surfing.


Take advantage of our heated swimming pool, our wellness area and our lively evenings to recharge your batteries.


Want to combine surfing and relaxation in an idyllic setting? Click here to book your unforgettable stay in Saint-Jean-de-Monts at the Tropicana !

Surf en Vendée Saint-Jean-de-Monts | Le Tropicana


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For any request, you can contact the reception who will be happy to provide you with information at the following times :

9 am-12pm / 2 pm-6pm in low season

(from April 13 to July 3, 2020 and from August 30 to September 20, 2020)

9 am-1pm / 2 pm-7pm in high season

(July 4 to August 29, 2020)

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