Yelloh Village La Plage

Europe France Brittany Finistère

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
Camping heaven for kids, just 50 metres from the beautiful south Finistère coast

Let’s be clear from the get-go; Yelloh Village Camping La Plage has a distinct ‘holiday park’ vibe. Some traditional tenters may be put off by the whole plastic playground scene – but don’t be as what makes this site extra special is the location. With its wind-whipped coastline scattered with wave-lashed lighthouses, the Finistère coast is hard to resist. France’s westernmost department is wild and mysterious, and for many experienced campers, the countries most appealing corner. Located just a flip-flop from a strip of golden sand (50 metres to be precise!), Camping La Plage occupies a stellar location, which some 'less-touristy' campsites would give their last tent peg for.

Thankfully this serene spot is ideally adapted to cope with Brittany’s stiff sea breezes. Pitches are generously sized and come clearly defined by vegetation, offering plenty of privacy. If you would prefer to pitch close to the beach, or by the wash blocks, campers have the option of a ‘preferential camping pitch’ - you just need to indicate your required plot and the time of booking. Fancy a touch of luxury? Constructed 3.5 metres off the ground, access to the very cool ‘Cabin in the Tree’ (sleeping four) is up a winding staircase. You can enjoy a hearty breakfast on the terrace, which offers unobstructed views over the ocean.

Away from the seaside shenanigans, there’s plenty for culture vultures to experience. With fine museums, one of France’s most charming old quarters and a riverside setting, Quimper (a 30 minute drive) is Finistère's thriving capital and deserves a special mention. Small enough to feel like a village, its slanted half-timbered houses and narrow cobbled streets are a delight to explore. In the city's heart stands a Gothic cathedral, with a distinctive kink, which is said to symbolise Christ's inclined head as he was dying on the cross. After a morning's sight-seeing, many choose to spend sunny afternoons drifting down the Odet river, often referred to as “the prettiest river in France”.

For most seaside getaways the idea is to get as close to the sea as possible, and Camping La Plage (as the name suggests) well and truly ticks that box. Campers don’t have to be busy bees, but like other large campsites, there’s a lot going on, with tennis courts, children’s playground and a 600m² water park onsite. Unfortunately, the rates reflect all the care and attention that goes into maintaining a large site, so all the facilities do come at a price. But when you consider Camping La Plage’s location, and peer over to that wonderful coastal scenery, the cost seems justified.

Details

Facilities

160 camping pitches and 250 rental properties, including: cottages, furnished tents, lodges and a ‘cabin in the trees’. Sanitary blocks, laundry facilities, washing machines, clothes dryers and irons available. Heated indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, tennis court, minigolf, table tennis, playground area, fitness and wellness centre with a sauna.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, large groups and dogs – yes. Underage children without parents – no.

Nearby

The Penmarc’h (0033 607 213 734) comprises three lighthouses, including the 60-metre high Eckmühl. Climb the 307 steps and take in the wonderful panoramic views from one of the most popular monuments in Finistère. Housed in an ancient medieval donjon (tower to you and me!), Musée Bigouden (0033 298 660 040) in Pont-l'Abbé once belonged to the château of the Barons. The small museum has four exhibition rooms, which take visitors through rural and maritime life of the region. Crafts, furniture, and richly embroidered clothing from times gone by are also on show. Pont-l'Abbé itself offers a mosaic of over 250 businesses that include antique shops and bric-à-brac shops, where you can rummage for a hidden treasure.

Food & Drink

The campsite restaurant has revamped its menu to offer you fresh, simple and local produce, including the ‘fish of the day’. You can also enjoy a take-away service, with pizzas, chips and burgers. The bar has concerts and cocktails, or you can try one of Brittany’s regional drinks on the panoramic terrace. Offsite, there are lots of good restaurants to discover, with many offering fresh seafood. L'Ambroisie (0033 298 950 002) is Quimper's most acclaimed restaurant, decorated with contemporary art and elegant china. Regional produce is used to create Breton's favourite scallops. Cooking classes are also available.

Open

April 11th – September 13th.

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Location

Contact Yelloh Village La Plage, Yelloh Village La Plage, 241 Hent Maner ar Ster, 29760 Penmarch, Finistere, France

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Getting There

Take the N165 Quimper-Pont l’Abbe road. When you arrive in Pont l’Abbe, follow the D753 towards Penmarc’h. Go through Plomeur and at the roundabout go straight on towards Penmarc’h. At the second roundabout take the Penmarc’h direction, then take the first left. Follow the yellow ‘Yelloh!’ sign to the campsite.

By plane: Quimper airport is just 30 minutes away, Brest airport 90 and Dinard airport is a 3-4 hour drive. You could hire a car directly from Quimper airport, then follow the directions.

By train: Quimper railway station is 30 minutes from site, then you can catch a coach.

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