Ma Prairie

from £18.15 to £58.75 Per unit

Overview

  • Campsites next to or within walking distance of a beach

    Top site for beaches

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

  • Campsites that are great for young children

    Great site for little ones

A welcoming, third generation family site, with over 50 years standing and with excellent facilities, that describes itself as "the countryside near the sea".

Ma Prairie has long been a favourite among members, and in recent times has only enhanced its reputation, with the additions of the waterslide, fitness room, pool bar and stylish new reception. Here you get all the benefits of the space, peace and calm of a country campsite, the local services of the village just nearby, the rural attractions of local vineyards, markets and producers, plus the resorts of the French Mediterranean a few minutes down the road. The site is central for beach holidays and for discovering both the French and Spanish aspects of spectacular Catalonia. Subject to demand, coach excursions are run weekly to Andorra, Barcelona and local places of interest, and throughout the season wine tasting and talks on wine-making are organised on site from the family vineyard. The medieval Cathar castles, cave paintings and prehistoric remains are highlights of this captivating region, as is a visit to the beautiful seaside artists' colony of Collioure – a paradise for lovers of art in all its forms.

Owned and run by the Gil family, English spoken. Sister site to Le Haras (MED01).

Location

Set on the edge of the village of Canet-en-Roussillon. Canet-Plage 2 miles, Perpignan 8 miles, Narbonne 40 miles. Modern facilities set on either side of a quiet residential road with its own crossing.

Local transport (2016): Bus stop 100m for services to Canet-Plage and Perpignan.

Pitches

Shaded and part-shaded pitches; all with electricity (10A), some all-service.

Information

Low Season
Popular but restful site, most facilities open from early in the season, an ideal time to visit fascinating French Catalonia.

High Season
A relaxed family site, lots of activities for all ages up to 15, easy access to the beach via a regular local bus service (charge).

Worth noting
- 2018, 7.7-18.8 minimum stay 3 nights; maximum unit length 7.5m

- BBQs permitted (gas and electric only)

- Communal charcoal BBQs

- Dogs welcome, dog shower

- Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite

- Fridge hire and ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2300

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities Ramp / small step to reception. Ramp up to wash blocks with special washrooms including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin with low level mirror and low level clothes hook; wc with grab rail. Flat terrain, with tarmac or paved main routes and pathways. Ramp to bar / swimming pool.

Facilities

Ma Prairie has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Outdoor pool

    Outdoor pool

  • Paddling pool with small slide

    Paddling pool with small slide

  • Pool bar

    Pool bar

  • Snacks and take-away

    Snacks and take-away

  • Play areas

    Play areas

  • Activities and entertainment

    Activities and entertainment

  • Modern wash blocks

    Modern wash blocks

  • Local bus to beach

    Local bus to beach

  • Water slide

    Water slide

  • Bar

    Bar

  • Pizzeria

    Pizzeria

  • Bread available daily

    Bread available daily

  • Multisports court

    Multisports court

  • Fitness room

    Fitness room

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Wi-fi on pitches (charge).

    Wi-fi on pitches (charge).

Reviews

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5

This was our first camping trip abroad and we decided to take the tent rather than the caravan.

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This was our first camping trip abroad and we decided to take the tent rather than the caravan. Before we even set off we emailed the campsite on a number of occasions and received very prompt and helpful replies. We arrived at 1pm only to find reception closed between 1pm and 2pm ... However, that was our fault for not reading the info properly. Reception staff very helpful, very accommodating and all spoke very good English. Facilities really good and enough showers for the site, even at the height of the season, we never waited once in the whole 2 weeks for a shower, nor for dishwashing facilities. There is a restaurant on site and takeaway Pizza although it is advisable to book the restaurant on theme nights. Entertainment is provided Mon to Fri. The pool is not massive but very clean and attended through out the day. That said it was never overcrowded and there are four waterslides, which kept everybody entertained. No beach shorts allowed in the pool. There is a Lidl just outside of the resort which is less than a five minute walk away, and a man delivers fresh bread/pastries every day. The beach is a short distance away which can be accessed by the local bus or by car. However parking can be a challenge at the weekend. The beach was lovely and very clean and the sea was warm, although a tad windy and you have to navigate stones when entering the sea. Plenty of places to eat along the beachfront and lots of ice cream parlours and even 24hr Baguette Vending Machines!!! An excellent first trip abroad, we all loved the site, especially our 11 year old. Can't fault the site, however it was very hot in August; 38 degrees and 51 degrees in the tent but the pitches are mostly shaded and that helped. If there was one downside the shaded pitches are great but that does attract both birds and bats who use the tent as target practice, so bring some wet wipes!!! Other than purple bat/bird poo the site is excellent and we would definitely go back again.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

First camped here in 2001 having crossed the Pyrenees in search of the sun, we walked into the...

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First camped here in 2001 having crossed the Pyrenees in search of the sun, we walked into the campsite not seeing the "Full" sign but they managed to find us a space we were so grateful with everywhere around full also, we have been back 6+ times and have always had hot hot weather, the site is friendly all nationalities everyone's chilled out always felt safe, nice atmosphere, family's, couples. We would get up early into the mountains so much to see, castles, gorges,ville France well worth a visit you can catch a train into the mountains, go in the grottos or around the market/castles, last time we went we climbed upto the castle on the mountain side it goes up steep steps along a tunnel, afternoon onto the beach very hot by then, back for a shower and then down to the bar for the evening/food and listen to the band ( played police tracks mostly brilliant) while getting drunk slowly. Ask for a map at reception for places of interest marked out really useful, visit colliure coastal town a must, beware when taking train trips into the mountains they take most of the day, one train ride changed from electric to diesel and then finally to steam value for money just kept going. They is also a lidos at bottom of the road very useful for food and bottled water or centre commercial 5 minutes by car. Time your holiday to include Bastille day you can watch fireworks on the beach at canet en roussillon or drink wine with the locals at ( castle nou ) a must visit

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm (January)

More information on pricing can be found here.