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.
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
8 Ratings · 15 reviews
August 14, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
Mike and Vikki were very welcoming and helpful. The campsite was in a lovely location and the facilities were great. I would recommend the site to everyone.
August 7, 2022
Canvas Safari Tent Lodge
Lovely well maintained site. We stayed in the safari tent which was so we'll equipped, it made camping and cooking for a family so easy and we were warm and comfortable at night. Shower block super clean and everything you need.
July 26, 2022
Grass Camping Pitch
The French Camping Experience.
Mike and Vikki run a very Family concern. Friendly and relaxed. In a lovely location by the river outside of Chateaulin. It has an atmosphere that reminds me of the French films of the 1960s. The gentle music playing in the Shower and Toilet block is evocative and amusing!
It is very well placed to visit the wonderful Breton Coast with it’s numerous, beautiful Finistere Beaches and to visit both Quimper and Brest and all they have to offer.
I would recommend Camping La Pointe very highly, for a real French Camping experience.
We loved it so much, we have already returned!
August 3, 2020
Grass Camping Pitch
Brilliant, stunning, friendly, well managed campsite set in beautiful surroundings. These have certainly been difficult times and when I came up with a plan to go on a last minute camping trip with my wife and two young sons to Brittany, I took to the cool camping website and came across La Pointe. I was certainly not disappointed. The campsite is beautiful and kept so well by Vikki and Mike who work tirelessly to keep the campsite well maintained and clean. They welcome you with such warmth and are always at hand to give you advice on things to go and see and do. The campsite is wonderfully located and there is a mass of fun activities for all ages and the beautiful Brittany coast only a short distance away. La Pointe also attracts like minded people and if you have have young children as we do then this is definitely a campsite I would highly recommend as my kids met loads of really nice friends which they played with until their hearts content. Thank you very much La Pointe for making our holiday a truly memorable one.
September 25, 2019
Canvas Safari Tent Lodge
We stayed in the safari tent which was in such a lovely private spot next to the woods. The tent had everything we needed and the owls kept us company during the night which was amazing. Toilets and showers were immaculately clean and so many of them that we never had to queue. The site was in a great location and central to lots of places of interest to visit and close to wonderful coastline and beaches. Vikki & Mike were very helpful and friendly and I would highly recommend this gem of a camp site.
August 15, 2019
We stayed for 10 nights at Camping de la Pointe and wish we could have been there for 20! Our pitch was beautifully private up on a terrace right beside the woods and we heard owls and saw bats at night, as well as frogs including the tiniest baby ones! The campsite itself is beautiful, filled with lush planting and including a fabulous kitchen garden with chickens. The showers and loos are really clean but nothing is overly glitzy - just right. A 20-minute walk along the river takes you to the quiet town of Chateaulin where you can find good supermarkets and a bakery, a few bar-tabacs and a couple of nice restaurants. We really appreciated the daily bus to the nearest beach as we didn’t want to drive more than necessary.
Having said that our favourite discovery was the Inter-Celtic music festival in Lorient (an hour’s drive away) which takes place every year at the beginning of August and is a complete blast. The whole town is taken over by music, dancing and making merry. We’re already planning to go again next year...
Thank you to our hosts who work very hard to maintain the high standards they have set themselves.
From the host
We are open for the season and taking bookings for our canvas tent lodge, 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 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 a20 minute drive away.
Explore coastlines, chateaus, forests, gothic churches, ports, fishing villages and cities, all under an hours drive from here.
If you book a stay of 3 nights or more camping you are entitled to a discount of up to 10% off Brittany Ferries full fares. Please let us know when you reserve your pitch if you would like to take advantage of this.
You can get in touch with us by email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.