This is our third year at this site. We first came in September and stayed at the beach farret site booked direct with yelloh. The site was virtually empty- marvellous and cheap. we stayed in the first row of caravans i can't recall the name of them. The plot was lovely and sandy for our 2 boys to play in. In the afternoon the sail and trees provided shade from the sun. The decking and chairs plus deck chairs were fine. However, being on the road as most caravans are the shrubbery did not keep our little friend enclosed so u could not leave him at all.
if you are looking for a caravan with a bit of room for little people then request the prestige caravans. They over look the sea but you can position your car to block the kids in ! plots 65,66,67 have large areas and are at the end so less cars and are a bit safer.
The beach farret site is off the main campsite and is generally quieter. It is a 5 minute walk with a 3 yr old to the main camp to buy bread etc. The beach is 2 minute walk with surf boards and general stuff that is needed! It is in a sheltered bay that gently slopes into the sea. Our 2 boys (2,4) love it. the waves are very gentle and only occur if there is a breeze.The sand is soft and you can make marvelous sand castles.Plus if you forget something you just walk back to the caravan in minutes.
The caravans don't have kettles, ovens, scissors, measuring jug or a bbq. But they are spacious and easily kept clean and air con is included in your price. At the time of booking (end of sept ) the prestige caravans were 600 pounds cheaper than thomson !
Last year we stayed with thomsonalfresco who are also on beach farret site. Plots lovely and sandy plus a fenced in decking area with a gate. I would pay the extra money for this with small children. the caravans were great, clean etc i think they had an oven which for some reason i have missed this year.The thomson reps were fantastic and they have a little caravan with things you can borrow! buckets, spades, books for adults and a few for kids and general info.
I have looked at the plots on this site and come to the conclusion stay at the beach farret area. Its slightly quieter in peak season, you don't have the music/ entertainment from the bar area. Although it can be heard, the kids will go to sleep easily! The eurocamp/keycamp plots are on the main site. They do not have sand, mainly soil and most of that has gone by the summer they are cramped together. I havent stayed there so can't comment further.
The 2 pools are great for toddlers as they are shallow and have water fountains, buckets which pour water, squirty water things. The pirate pool as we call it has a sandy area with shelter, so we have a swim (aqua aerobics boys love it!) then a dig! food at the restaurant was good and quick.
The town itself is a bit tacky, cheap clothing shops, ice cream shops and neon lights! personally i hate that sort of thing. But i came here for direct access to the beach and sun! There is a lovely bakers on the main street, cakes to die for!
Things to do
we visited the museum of dinosaurs near pezznas, it was great 9euros adult, 5 euros a child age 3-4, older children are more. well worth a visit to see dinosaur eggs, skeletons etc then a dino dig area( large sand pit with a couple of dino skeletons in)
Also in valras plage near the port area is a lego / knex museum, which has a star wars lego section (heaven to boys -we even saw general grevious hes rare!) there was harry potter lego built into hogwarts etc and general town lego- police station. The website shows you pictures.
Sete has a small play park in the town centre and is worth a walk around.
Agde is a old town which has a canal, havent explored it throughly though.
there is also an aquarium in agde port area which is 8 euros and adult under 5 free
- Also Known As:
- Yelloh! Village - Le Club Farret Hotel Vias