Multifaceted Oleron village
The origin of Boyardville goes back to the construction of the famous fort on the sandbank called the " longe de Boyard ". During the works, workers' huts and material warehouses were set up on this part of the island facing the construction site. Boyardville remains the best spot on Oleron Island to admire the imposing fort built in the sea. It is also from its port that many boat trips to the fort are made.
On the east coast of the island, Boyardville is a pleasant station from which one can appreciate the beautiful wooded beaches, the quays along the channel or the pretty marina. The village depends on Saint-Georges-d'Oléron. It can be reached very quickly when you arrive on the island, simply by following the oyster tourist road which runs along the coast after Château-d'Oléron. From the camping of Fief Melin, less than 15 minutes are enough for you to reach the port of Boyardville via Dolus-d'Oléron or along the coast.
The Perrotine channel and the port
The channel of the Perrotine crosses Boyardville and joins the coureau d'Oléron, the arm that separates the island from the mainland on the east side. The channel is still active thanks to the fishing boats that come and go and to the maneuvers of oyster barges. At low tide, it is the anglers who take advantage of the exit of the channel.
This bank is bordered by the shipyard and the port dry on one side and on the other by the marina's wet dock. The piers of the companies offering cruises to Fort Boyard are also located here, close to the port. Cruising boat, catamaran or old rigging, the choice is wide for vacationers who wish to embark for adventure.
From Boyardville to Fort Boyard
Most of the companies propose sea excursions , of about one hour, in direction of the island of Aix with passage near the fort. Original formulas of aperitif cruises or sunset strolls can also be proposed. The boats then leave the Perrotine channel to enter the coureau d'Oléron, go up towards the Pointe des Saumonards and head northeast towards the island of Aix and Fouras. These sea walks are a must in Oleron and attract visitors to Boyardville.
Among the companies offering departures from La Perrotine are :
- Discovery Voile which organizes cruises on a 10 meters sailboat of very high comfort
- Inter-Îles on stars with guided tour
- Boyard Voile with an excursion to the fort in catamaran
- Île ou Aile to enjoy a sea aperitif with sunset on the fort. Probably one of the most successful visits on Oleron Island!
Fine sand beach ideal for to indulge in idleness and bathing taking advantage of the best view of the island on Fort Boyard, Boyardville beach is also appreciated for its preserved natural setting. Its long stretch of beach ensures that you will always find space for your family even at the height of the season. It is also very quickly accessible from the town of Boyardville and the port.
Located at the entrance of the magnificent Saumonards forest, it offers to the holidaymakers a resourcing environment, an exceptional panorama and privileged conditions for swimming and water activities: its situation, under the point of Saumonards and facing the coureau d'Oléron, protects it from dangerous currents and swell. The forest also protects it from westerly winds.
The Boyardville beach is served in season by the shuttle from the island. Specific parking lots allow cyclists to easily park their bikes to enjoy the beach safely. You will be able to reach it in fifteen minutes from our camping on Ile d'Oléron !