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“Port Nature a great holiday”
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Port Nature
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Port Nature a great holiday”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Stayed at Port Nature through Peng France who have a web site and were very helpful via emails in booking the accommodation with them. Stayed between the 10/05/2013 and 13/05/2013 in block 6 on the third floor, with sea view. The staff at Peng France speak good English and via emails and face to face was not an issue.

I booked the flights with Easyjet and a car which I collected at the airport. On arriving after going through arrivals the car hire office is just across the road. All the car hire companies are in the same place so you could book your car on arriving at Montpellier airport, which a lot of people were doing. The drive to Cap d'Agde takes about an hour and you have to pay at one toll, which cost 4.70 Euros.

On arriving at Cap d'Agde you need to stop at main entrance at the security office and collect your car pass, before driving the short drive to the Peng France office in the parade of shops near to the harbour area. The staff were very helpful and we choose to clean the apartment our self which items for the cleaning were provided in the pack. There was an allocated car park space, but the parking was very tight and another car was already parked in our space. We were not going to worry about the car park space so parked in the shop area and left the car there, which there was more room to park the car.

The accommodation block is accessed via a secured door using a door security tag on the keys. The tag is used to gain entry and use the lift. Use the tag to swipe when calling the lift and again when inside the lift use the tag to make the lift work. The apartment that we had booked was for two people with a sink with mirror, shower and toilet. In the main room was a very comfortable double bed. There was a mirror in the main room and a side table with two tall chairs. The storage area for clothes was very useful with a variety of shelved space. This was modern looking and on the wall was a TV. The glass doors open wide with two of the panels moving to the side to allow a big walk way onto the balcony. The balcony had a table and two chairs and hanging rail for tails. We found this room to be a good size, modern and clean. The toilet is small , but this is because all space has been used to fit in as much as possible. There was a hanging area between the toilet and shower, which was a good use of space. There was a broom, dustpan, bins and a very well stocked kitchen. The shower was good and great after a day on the beach to get the sand off or out your hair. We did not have any complaint about the room, much better than I had expected. There is a shutter which is electric and used at night to keep out any noise and light in the morning. We were near to a couple of the bars and were never disturbed by the noise.

On site are a number of bars and restaurants and shops catering for all. The pastry shop was a daily visit for breakfast with fresh croissants to start the day off. You are able to have your food sat outside in the sun if you like or take away. The staff were very friendly and there was a choice of breads, cakes, pastry's and drinks. Well worth a visit. The general store selling most items that you will need for your stay are sold there. We only took hand luggage so could not take shavers or large liquids. We bought all of our shavers, gels suntan lotions from the store, which was not much different in cost if we had bought it at home. There is a GOOD selection of wine and alcohol also sold. All staff were friendly.

There are a number of shops selling clothing, which was more geared towards the glamorous night life that takes place each evening. Sex toys and joke type items can be bought in some of the shops, but most are selling very sexy outfits for the night life / dressing up clients requiring these. We bought some which is a must to be seen when there.

We ate in three of the restaurants, calypso which is on the beach front and serves great food and the staff were very friendly and the price was well priced. Restaurant Oasis Tropical which is in the small parade of shops near to the beach, is small and friendly. The food at the Oasis is what made this small little restaurant very enjoyable. The place was full with French people and we could see why, the food was great. On first impressions the Oasis does not look much of anything, but so happy we went in and the price was also good. The Waiki Beach restaurant was much more expensive, but everyone seemed to go there and the reason why was the food and how nice the place looked. It seemed to be a hangout for the sexy people starting the night, before moving onto the clubs. Food and service get a 10/10, but you pay for this and well worth it. We drank a couple of times at Johnny Wokkers which is ran by a English speaking couple (so not to offend John comes from Scotland). Nice and friendly very basic pub with a nice atmosphere.

The beach was great and you have loads of room to get a place on the sand with a few beach front bars and restaurants, which like everywhere you are more than welcome naked, but bring a towel to sit on. The sea was calm and the tide does not go out much at all and on our stay the wind did blow a bit, but the weather was hot. There are couples engaging in sex on the beach at one end and this is something that individuals have to decide if they wish to sunbath in that area or more to another part of the beach. We did sunbath in this area and there were sexual acts taking place, but we were not bothered and watched some of this. If you go into the sand dunes you will expect men that walk around looking and masturbating, but do not go there if you don't want to be pestered.

We had a great time here and will be coming back again to enjoy the nakedness of it all. Port Nature in my view was the better looking part of the result and seemed to have a great vibrant feel about it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alexander F, Propriétaire at Port Nature, responded to this review, 15 August 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Went with my wife in mid September and want to share with you couple of insights:
1. Weather: 3 out of the 6 days we were there (excluding the day of arrival) the weather was not suitable for sunbathing and even a little too cold, another day was shining and very windy, so was not suitable for the beach and only 2 days were good enough for true summer vacation- I do not know if it was just very bad luck but you may consider August to be less risky.
2. Age: we are both in our late 30's and felt underage in most occasions- I would say this time of year the average age is around 55-60, meaning they are as many early 40's as late 80's there… adding this to the provocative dresses some 60+ women wear at night, well, how to put it without insulting anyone…not a pretty site…My wife suggested that before they spent so much money on the exotic costumes they wear, that they would spent some on diets and surgeries . Don’t get me wrong, we are 100% OK with elder nudists, and quite used to it from other places we've been, but here the majority are not naturists but exhibitionists that play it "sexy" but unfortunately are not! and do not achieve their true goal...
3. Kids: we did not take our kids to this vacation (6yo and 10yo) and were happy to do so- this is not a place for kids! Even in the more standard places like the swimming pool or the beach in from of the resort you may find couples messing with each other's…there is just too much sexual behavior, and I really do not talk about the crazy night life and northern "active" side of the nude beach. I do not know if this is due tothe time of year, when the kids are back in school and people feel more free to do what they want where they want, but even if we will come there again in the future, I am sure we will not take our kids with us.
4. Room- we ordered at AGN a LUXE Room (Nosy Be) and it was perfect! Note some of the rooms in the compound may be considered very small, and unless you plan to be 20 hours a day out the room, I would not recommend them to anyone. Paying for a more "up scale" room paid itself. I heard some bad comments on AGN but I must admit I did not find any specific problems with them (though in fact the main interaction with them was the 5 minutes of check-in we did on the first day.
5. Parking lot- someone should make some order there- it is practically impossible to find your apartment spot. They should work on new marks…
Summary- If you are a swinger- this is a place for you! Not sure if there is any place like this in the world for you. If you are a true naturist- Less, I would recommend other places in the world like Formentera (Spain), Valalta (Croatia), Sfakia (Greece) and many others. For the Americans between you- this place resembles the most Haulover beach in Miami- were you have some naturists but many exhibitionists between them.

Room Tip: the wind blows from the west so in September I recommand the East side for the balcony
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alexander F, Propriétaire at Port Nature, responded to this review, 15 August 2016
PortNature-com - Alex & Fanny Fischer:

Thank you very much for your opinion. See you another time in Port Nature, Cap d'Agde
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Birmingham, West Midlands
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Reviewed 16 August 2008

We spent 15 nights in a one bedroomed apartment at Port Nature, Colline 1, which is virtually right on the beach. Nearby is the Zen pool, restaurants, shops and bars, etc. The family beach is adjacent to the building with the couples and gay beaches being further up past the line of yellow buoys.

We didn't like our apartment at all but that's because we booked with the wrong agents! The location, however is fantastic. You can people watch all day and night...everyones favourite pastime in Cap Nat! Further down the block at Port Nature 5-8 was also great because there were more bars and restaurants to choose from.

We had a great time during the evenings. Our neighbours would come out at around 8pm for aparetifs on the walkway...it was a lot of fun and the community spirit was flowing. There we would laugh, joke and people watch until around 11pm when everyone would go out to the bars and clubs.

We love the naturist side of things....being able to shop, eat, play sports and chill without clothing is fantastically liberating. Not everyone walks around naked...some preferring to wear shorts, maybe a sarong or a t-shirt for those who have burned in the sun. At night it is a sight to behold. Every type of dress or undress is out there...adults enjoying the freedom to be able to wear nothing or very sexy/ fetish orientated clothing, regardless of age, size or whatever. Is there anywhere else in the world like this?

If you are visiting Cap d'Agde for the first time, we would strongly recommend that you brush up on some French before leaving home as a lot of the locals do not speak any english. You could miss out on some fun conversation without it too!

It was our first trip this year and would definitely seek to find accomodation within the Port Nature buildings again, if at all possible. Having a walkway makes a huge difference because it's really easy to meet people and the atmosphere is great. Having shops nearby is a bonus and directly beneath us was a bakery, driving us mad with the smell of hot bread several times a day. It probably best to book early...all of the apartments were full. Highly recommended as a base but use a good, well established agent.

  • Liked — Location, Location, Location
  • Disliked — The agent's who owned that squalid aparment and told us it was "very nice"
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 June 2008

This is not actually a hotel. Port Nature is a resort complex, with small apartments for rent, usually for a minimum of 3 nights. It's a great location, within a 5-minute walk to the beach on the Mediterranean Sea. It's part of the Naturist Village in Cap d'Agde, so be prepared to be nude and to see a lot of nudists -- especially on the beach. People do, however, dress in fun yet revealing clothing most of the time in areas other than the beach. Fun area -- particularly for couples (gay and straight and bi) who want to go out, be seen, be intimate, and possibly meet others.

Note that the complex Heliopolis is a more kid-friendly spot. Port Nature is definitely adult-oriented.

The apartment at Port Nature was moderately clean and very small. We also had to clean it ourselves before leaving or pay a fee for a cleaning service. Sheets and hand towels were provided, but nothing else. We had to get stuff for the beach, dishsoap, toilet paper, etc. at the local Hyper U.

The location is, however, superb. It's a great spot for a large, beautiful beach on the sea, great for people-watching, for just hanging out naked if you want the family-friendly area, and for being very sexy if you want the adult-oriented area. The beach has plenty of space for both without any overlap. So the choice is yours. A lot of fun!!

  • Liked — location by the sea, nudism
  • Disliked — single guys looking for a show
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Port Nature
Address: 8 boulevard des Matelots, 34300 Cap-d'Agde, Agde, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Herault > Agde > Cap-d'Agde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Cap-d'Agde
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renting naturist village Cap d'Agde. We offer apartments and villas (houses) in Port Nature, Port Nature village et Heliopolis for rent. ... more   less 
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Port Nature Hotel Cap-d`Agde
Port Nature France/Herault

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