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Camping La Pointe

· Saint Coulitz, Brittany
4 acres hosted by Mike And Vikki P.
5 glamping pitches · 10 motorhome/tent pitches
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
The warm welcome comes with cool, shady pitches in the forest, even in high season

La Pointe lies just outside the picturesque town of Châteaulin, close by a tree-lined bend of the canalised River Aulne. The site is British-owned – Vikky and Mike took over from another English couple in 2008 – but it attracts a loyal following of French campeurs, along with British and Dutch regulars, who appreciate the warm, considerate welcome, spacious pitches and good facilities.

Set in a conifer-lined valley at the foot of a deciduous forest, the site was recently incorporated within the borders of the Parc Naturel Régional d’Armorique. A tinkling stream runs down one side, and the  pitches, separated by hedges and flowers, sit on terraces rising up the wooded hillside. Experienced campers themselves, the owners know what their customers want – there’s a spacious play area for the kids and a chill-out room; outdoor furniture for lounging and a handy fridge-freezer. If you fancy having a BBQ, they are available for hire, and there’s a daily boulangerie delivery as well as fresh eggs and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Along with the woodland, the canal path is ideal for a walking, running, cycling or fishing (the canal is a grade-II salmon stream), but adventure-sports junkies won’t need to travel far either.

To get a bird’s eye view of the Breton countryside, take a trip) to the summit of Ménez-Hom, the highest peak in the Black Mountains. At just over 1000 feet (330m) it’s no Everest, and you can actually drive almost to the top, but it offers a panorama of Western Brittany and the Crozon Peninsula like no other. The paragliders who use the peak get an even loftier view looking north towards Brest, south to Quimper, and west, where the coastline curves around the sweep of the Baie de Douarnenez with its extravagantly long, level stretches of sand. Near Douarnenez, Pentrez beach is conveniently connected to the site by bus in July and August and was home to the sand-yachting world championships recently. You can hire a sand-yacht of your own if you can handle the adrenaline thrill, while surfers who want to catch the Atlantic swell can head for Pen Hir Point. However slower-motion adrenaline junkies will find pleasure here, too – Marcus and Julie are keen bird-watchers, and they recommend the rugged cliffs around Pointe du Raz and local marshland sites near Le Faou to fellow twitchers.

Another essential excursion is to the remarkable medieval town of Locronan, a perfectly preserved, cobbled and car-free haven which became famous in the 14th century for making sailcloth. The sand-coloured granite houses and 15th-century church have made it a favourite location for film-makers, and it’s so reminiscent of Hardy’s Wessex that Roman Polanski’s version of Tess of the d’Urbervilles was filmed there. The town feels quite touristy in the afternoon, so it’s probably best to go on a Thursday evening, when there’s an atmospheric ‘starlit’ market during high season.

In short, there’s plenty to do around La Pointe and you won’t want to leave. The visitors’ book is full of comments like ‘I only meant to stay one night and I’m still here a week later’. Which says it all, really.

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25 Ratings · 21 reviews
June H.recommends
August 30, 2023
14 - Grass Camping Pitch
What a fantastic time we had at La Pointe. Mike and Vikki are so welcoming and the site was perfect. The facilities block is well equipped and immaculately clean and the pitches are well spaced out in an idyllic woodland setting. Chateaulin is a short walk away and is a lovely town with kayaking available on the river. The nearly beaches are amazing and great for families. We loved getting our fresh bread delivery each morning and the eggs laid by the onsite hens were delicious. Would definitely recommend!
Iris S.
July 28, 2023
8 - Grass Camping Pitch
Neat and clean camping but...
I was surprised to get assigned to a much smaller space then I had been looking forward to based on the sort of 'spacious floorplan' I had seen on the Hipcamp website. So I was rather disappointed. I also didn't recognise the over-the-moon reviews I had read. I have seen many many campsites in my life and this one is just an average, albeit, very neat and clean! And, probably my own fault cause I could have done better research, the small town was not so exciting as wasn't the direct environment. Well maybe we were not lucky with the rain we got. Nevertheless we had a good sleep and loved the sun on our side of the camping in the evenings (when it showed up).
Jane B.recommends
July 2, 2023
Grass Camping Pitch
Relax at La Pointe
Spacious, private, flat pitch with sunshine and shade. Fresh daily delivery of breakfast pastries and French bread. Immaculately clean toilet and shower facilities. Lovely riverside walks.
Lindsey G.recommends
September 5, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Vikki and Mike do a great job looking after the place and making everyone feel welcome. It is in a location only 20mins away from some amazing beaches and it is nice to be able to walk along the river to the lovely town of Châteaulin. My three year old and I really liked that there was a tiny toilet her size in the bathroom block so she could use a toilet on her own! And the games room came in really handy on a couple of rainy days.
Chris B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Super friendly welcome from Vikki and Mike. The campsite is very pretty and the pitches are spacious allowing privacy but with the chance to be sociable with neighbours too plenty of showers, always clean in the communal areas. nice little wifi seating area where you can get a drink too. Lovely, would definitely stay there agaon
Claire M.recommends
August 26, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Family Camping
Lovely campsite, well located with great facilities.
Saint Coulitz, Brittany, FranceTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mike And Vikki P.Joined in October 2011
From the host
We are open from 1st May until 30th September and taking bookings for our new wooden cabin, glamping pods and pitches. Nestled in a tree-lined valley, Camping La Pointe is a quiet, family-run, 3 star campsite with 60 pitches in total, offering a green and tranquil surrounding for your holiday. We don't have noisy entertainment, a kids club or swimming pool. We prefer the peaceful life! Our well kept grass pitches are spacious, many having hedges dividing for privacy. Our large, well-maintained unisex shower block is checked and cleaned regularly throughout the day, we are proud of our high hygiene standards. We have a good sized family/disabled bathroom with baby changing table and baby bath. We have a chill-out room with ping-pong, table games and a library, also a communal fridge-freezer and microwave if you're camping without electric!! In high season, you can order bread and pastries for the following morning, or buy our fresh seasonal produce from our small cottage garden, or eggs from our chickens. From here, you can stroll into town. A 20 minute walk along the canal path will take you to bakeries, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, ancient churches, a post office. On each Thursday morning, a bustling market sells local produce. Check out the local tourist information for local markets, music concerts, festivals etc. and immerse yourself in the Breton culture! The coast, with stunning views from clifftop walks, magnificent stretches of golden sands and for the more adventurous - water sports are only a 20 minute drive away. Explore coastlines, chateaus, forests, gothic churches, ports, fishing villages and cities, all under an hours drive from here. You can get in touch with us by email any time at lapointecamping@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.lapointecamping.com or give us a ring on 02 98 86 51 53 or 0033 2 98 86 51 53 (from outside France), the office is open from 9am until 8pm
Nearby attractions
Châteaulin, a stroll along the river from the site, is a lovely, floral riverside town, good for a weekly market and supermarkets, restaurants, tennis, and heated indoor swimming pool. There is a centre there that hires out kayaks, canoes and pedalos for use on the calm waters of the River Aulne, which forms part of the 200 miles (315 km) of the Brest–Nantes canal. Beaches, water sports, and sand-yachting are 10 miles (16 km) away. Quimper, the medieval capital of Finistère, is a 20-minute drive away. Brest is about 40 minutes away, and that’s where you’ll find the Océanopolis aquarium (0033 2 98 34 40 40), a great for a family day out. There’s also an excellent open-air boat museum, Le Port-Musée, in Douarnanez (0033 2 98 92 65 20).
Food and drink

During high season, you can order fresh baguettes, croissants and pain au chocolat for your breakfast, and fresh eggs and fresh vegetables are available too (seasonal). On Thursdays in high season it’s crêpe night on site, but otherwise there are special ways to enjoy Breton crêpes close by. The Crêperie St Côme (00 33 2 98 26 55 86), on an old farm at St-Côme, near Pentrez beach, has 580 different crêpes to choose from. In Châteaulin Le Miniscule (00 33 2 98 86 28 66) is an easy-going, friendly pizza and seafood bar/restaurant, where moules frites are alway good. L'Entourage is the newest restaurant in town with a small but excellent menu - gourmet burger being a speciality.

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