Le Bien Assise is near the small town of Guines, about 13 km from Calais, so is one of the closest campsites to the UK. It's excellent for a short stop, but as is features a good restaurant and a covered pool with a children's waterslide, you can enjoy longer stops here. From Guines you can explore the Northern French countryside and the historic towns such as Boulogne with its well-preserved old town and Montreuil-sur-Mer, situated atop a hill with spectacular views all around. The nearby coastline has sandy beaches and towering cliffs.
The Chateau Domaine de Drancourt is further down the coast on the mouth of the Sommes, about one and a half hours from Calais, an hour from Boulogne and the same from Dieppe. Set in the lovely gardens of the Chateau, with 3 pools - 1 covered - and a restaurant, this site also offers a good base for a camping holiday in this interesting part of France. The medieval port town of St Val�ry is just down the road, while the wide sandy beaches of the Cote Opal are just to the north.
Of course it really makes sense to use your car as these sites are so easy to drive to. And you can take as much luggage as you can pack in!
Or if you're heading more towards Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany try DFDS from Dover to Dunkirk.
Those coming from the North of England could try P&O Ferries North Sea crossings from Hull to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, while from East Anglia there is the Stena Line service from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.If you're not sure of your route, tale a look at our route planner, which not only gives you driving directions but also shows distances and cumulative driving times. Hotels en route are shown for you to book, or there's our dedicated hotel search, offering thousands of hotels in Europe at all prices. Search them by map or by list, make your choice and book!