We went here for the first week in August...............!
We arrived at Reception and had to queue.......... and queue.......... and queue....... for almost 2 hours! This is simply not acceptable after a few hours drive and pre-booking and pre-paying for your pitch.
We were led to our site by a young man on a bicycle. Our site was fine as were the toilet and shower facilities but you can see the need for bicycles on this site. We knew it was pretty big and it was, but the size is not a criticism.
The problems started at night. Now the entertainment stops at midnight and this is fine, but it appears that the French youngsters just want to party until dawn, so they do and for this, they choose to base themselves in and around the toilet and shower blocks which have the required electricity sockets for their music!
And party they did, each and every night. The total disregard for anyone else on the site was breathtaking. The British abroad are often criticised for their drunken behaviour but the young French take this to another level! Many people complained, but each day the queues at Reception ground down all but the most dedicated camper.
Morning brought groups of French males in their teens and twenties swigging from cans of lager and beer at 9:00am and these groups tended to continue as long as they could through the days. Not great fro a family site!
The campsite facilites are good with plenty of activities for families and children and should be commended for this. Another lovely touch was the small market area which was set up by traders near the Reception on most evenings. This was really nice. The on site shop was also very good with very reasonable prices, a real neccesity now that there is no longer a Lidls just outside the camp. The nearest supermarket is a 15 minute drive away. Another good point is the fresh bread baked throughout the morning and evening on the camp site.
I guess if I were to sum up this I would say that this site needs to decide just who it caters for. As a family camp site, then this is excellent, plenty to do, close to the town and beach, very safe for children with lots of family based activites.
Where it falls down is in it's failure to uphold the family values by allowing young French people to hold parties and meetings throught the nights in and around the toilet and shower blocks. It felt more like an 18-30s holiday on times!
This site could easily score 4-5 stars if it addressed these issues.......... Oh yes, and one other thing, the daily enourous queues at Reception, simply unbelievable, because what ever you need to go to Reception for at whatever time of the day, you need to queue and 30 mins is a short wait. Mind you, when you leave, you have to use your electronic key to let yourself out, then park up and queue to return your key because none of the staff would take it off you, it took me 1 hour and 20 mins in the queue just to leave...........!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large three-star campsite in the middle of a pine forest. Water slide, heated swimming pool and leisure pool, open-air bar. Beautiful beach 800m away, all shops and services less than 10 minutes' walk. Reservations for campsite places, rentals of mobile homes, chalets, canvas bungalows, deluxe places for mobile homes all year round. ... more less