The site is nicely landscaped, quiet and reasonably safe for children to wander around. It's also next door to a nice sandy beach.
The use of gas barbecues is permitted but individual charcoal barbecues are not allowed. Taking a gas barbecue with us in the car would have been impossible. The campsite does have a small area of approx four communal charcoal barbecues but the cramped layout, distance from our caravan and unappealing location stopped us using them. We have been to other campsites where small charcoal barbecues are allowed and even provided.
On top of that our caravan didn’t even have an oven! This made our choice at meal times very limited and in the end we didn’t really cook very much ourselves, a big downside to our holiday as eating out in France can be expensive. I have heard however that ovens are available at an extra charge! Very strange!
The small pool / water slide area opens in the morning for one hour between 11am and 12 noon then closes and re-opens between 3pm and 8pm. Again other campsites pool areas open all day which means you don’t have to plan in advance what time to go to the pool at. We found the opening times frustrating. On two occasions we were asked to leave the pool at noon when La Baie’s pool just across the road remained open! Another minus is that there is no staff supervision unless it’s July and August so when a large French family with teenagers took over the pool one evening and were overly boisterous we had to take our four year old out of the pool for his safety. Brittany can get its fair share of rain and wind (just like Ireland) so for me next year I will be looking for a site which also offers an indoor pool area.
We stayed here during the last two weeks of June. The first week was mostly retired people which we found disappointing only because our 4 year old didn’t meet any friends his own age. Thankfully during our second week younger children arrived however there wasn’t any activities laid on for the children in June. From experience some campsites have really good children’s clubs and evening entertainment and when the children are being entertained and happy so are their parents! They do have on-site events in July and August but we tend to avoid holidaying at this time of the year because it can be hectic and expensive!
This campsite offers Tennis, volley ball and mini-golf only in low season but the courts surfaces were cracked and the mini-golf area looked unmaintained. Both areas looked sad and unappealing.
The campsite shop is a 5 min stroll from the campsite (along the beach if you wish) beside the takeaway and bar / restaurant. A good shop for general items, beach toys and morning croissants but beware of the French opening hours. The shop is closed between 12 noon and 4.30pm which is the time we were on the beach and wanting to buy something! Why do the French do this?
The bar / restaurant is beside the beach, beer is expensive at almost 6 Euros for a pint. Wine though is good value starting from only 2.5 Euros per glass. The restaurant is convenient to the campsite so worth a visit on one or two nights of your stay.
The modern caravan we had was located in a lovely landscaped location, tastefully decorated with nice bedrooms, shower facilities and WC but badly designed in other areas! No oven and the seating area was small and very uncomfortable. We didn’t mind that there was no TV, on rainy days and evenings my son was able to watch his DVD’s on my laptop which we brought with us.
The restaurant Aquaculture Jaouen is a seafood haven; it’s a great place to sample fresh seafood and great value. To get here from La Trinite-sur-Mer drive over the bridge towards Locmariaquer. From the bridge it’s about 300 yards on the left before the roundabout. A very popular place for locals and tourists who venture a little bit out of La Trinite-sur-Mer.
Our favourite place to eat at lunchtime was a very surprising find, Le Grenier Restaurant / Bar next door to the Super U supermarket near Auray. Busy with locals, the food was fabulous, fresh and delicious which included amongst other dishes pizza and pasta. I tried the seafood pasta (scallops & salmon) simply yummy and great value. My son had the infant menu, spag bol followed by strawberry ice-cream. From La Trinite-sur-Mer take the D768 towards Auray. Just before Auray look for the Super U, just next door is this fabulous place very tastefully decorated matching the quality of the food. Sadly it only opens for lunch though closing at 2pm.
Most guides say the standing stones are a “must see” but we thought our boy would be bored however he enjoyed our 40 minute driving tour. There isn’t much effort or time needed by driving along the D196 from Kerlescan towards Carnac. The standing stones can be viewed beside the road and it’s easy to stop for a photo. Look out for the stone windmill which gives a good view from the top and the Museum “Maison des Megalithes” is worth a stop for information and history of the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camping de la Plage, campsite in South Brittany near Carnac , in La Trinité sur mer , Camping de la Plage offers holidays at the beach. Discover as a family or as a couple the surroundings in the Auray area. Swimming pool, waterslides, tennis courts and children-clubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camping De La Plage La Trinite-Sur-Mer, France - Brittany