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Camping La Pointe
18 reviews
· Saint Coulitz, Brittany
2 acres
15 units
4 Glamping
10 Motorhome/tent
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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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
12 Ratings · 18 reviews
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.
Simon G.recommends
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.
Megan B.recommends
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.
Penelope D.recommends
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!
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 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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