Toe in the Water Rally

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Toe in the Water Normandy

Camping & Caravanning Group

About the rally

Wednesday 22 May to Saturday 1 June 2019

  • Outdoor and indoor pool

  • Perfect for families

  • “D-Day” beaches within 10km

Join the Camping & Caravanning Group for a return to this 4-star site for another of our very popular Toe in the Water events. These are primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at those who haven’t ventured abroad before, either towing or driving. Experienced marshals will be there to give a helping hand to those new to the French experience at this well-equipped site, easily accessible from Caen. As well as a bar and snackery, it boasts an excellent outdoor swimming pool with several slides, a heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and a large fishing lake.

This beautiful area of France is often overlooked by tourists speeding their way further south. Just half a mile away from the small town of La Haye, the site is within easy reach of the Normandy D-Day landing beaches at Utah and Omaha, as well as Sainte Mère Eglise, the first town liberated by Allied parachutists early on 6 June. The large sandy beaches of the west coast are also only a few miles away. The English-speaking owner offers a warm welcome and plenty of social activities.  The 75th D-Day celebrations in 2019 will be marked with the dedication of the Gold Beach Memorial.

For those wishing to attend this, we have arranged to extend the rally to 8 June, ie 17 nights. People not joining the rally can book Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 June – we’ve also arranged a price for those limited by school holidays 

Please visit the Camping Etang de la Haizes website for more information here


Rally Fee (per unit one off): £12

Basic price for early booking on Saver Sailing Tuesday 21 May. Optional camp overnight at Ouistreham Riva-Bella (at extra cost). Two people plus car and caravan: £535.

Out: Portsmouth 

Return: Caen. 

Other options 

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais with P&O: price on request from Select Sites. (This route is much longer with additional costs including tolls etc)
  • For those limited by school holidays, seven nights’ basic price is from £463, travelling from Portsmouth to Caen. Prices via Dover/Calais available on request from Select Sites.
  • Extended D-Day Rally 17 nights, Portsmouth to Caen as above, basic price £625. Or 2 – 8 June, off-peak travel, £463.

All prices include cost of return ferry, site fees, electric hook-up and local taxes based on two people, car and caravan. Other ferry options are available at additional cost. Adjustments for additional or fewer days and extra for added people/children. Adjustments for larger caravans, motorhomes, cars only etc.

All ferry and site reservations will be handled by Select Sites.

£12 rally fee required at point of booking with rally booking form.


Camping Etang de la Haizes, 43 Rue de Cauticotte -St Symphorien le Valois, 50250 La Haye-du-Puits, France


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