The 5* Camping la Bien Assise near Guines and close to Calais is an excellent family run campsite for families. Plenty to do here both on and off site. This campsite is set in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Guines forest and is near to northern ferry ports.

The 5* Camping la Bien Assise is set in beautiful countryside on the edge of Guines forest and close to the ferry ports. This Castels Camping site is very family orientated, typically French and well cared for.

The atmosphere is peaceful here and there is plenty of space for the children to play, with the grassy emplacements located in the pretty parkland of an ancient chateau. The former stables have been carefully converted into a welcoming shop and bar, and the traditional French restaurant, La Ferme Gourmande, is set in an old farmstead where both locals and guests relish the gourmet fare. Active holidaymakers can use the site facilities, which include tennis and mini golf, or can venture off site to explore the extensive forest of Guines on bike or by foot.

Open: Early April until late September
Nearest ferry ports: Calais 10 miles, Zeebrugge 80 miles
Nearest airport: Beauvais 130 miles


Children’s playground
Games room
Table tennis
Mini golf
Pool tables
Covered swimming pool
Covered children’s pool
Water slide (8yrs+)


Nearest beach – 12 miles

Practical facilities

Safety deposit boxes
Baby bath
Baby room
Washing machines
Wi-Fi available – additional charge payable
Bed linen and towel hire
Beach towel hire
Charcoal or gas barbecue

Food and drink on site

Small shop

Accommodation at Camping la Bien Assise

You may have noticed that some companies advertise la Bien Assise as being in Picardy whilst others say it is in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and in our book it is the latter.

The town of Guines is a ten minute walk from the site and offers a few cafés, restaurants and shops. The nearest large town is Calais, a twenty minute drive. The closest beach at Wissant (7mls) is sheltered between two headlands. It is an excellent sandy beach and is a favourite location for watersports including surfing and windsurfing.

The Nausica sea centre (25 mins drive from site) is an exciting attraction which aims to raise public awareness of the sea with thousands of species of fish on display. Take a trip to Aqualud waterpark in Le Touquet (39mls) for a wet and wild day out, with slides, wave pools and a Jacuzzi.