with tips for cycling & hiking
Do not let the fact that this is a two star site and only costs 12€ a night (2017 prices) put you off, this is a little gem. The proprietor could have not been more helpful. It had been tipping it down and I expressed some concerns regarding the softness of pitches, no problems, he gave me two choices of pitches on the road and the one we chose was perfectly positioned at the bottom of the site. The facilities are absolutely fine.
This site is ideally placed to cycle to Cap Frehel and the cycle route is clearly marked and initially it takes you around the top of Sable d'or Les Pins on quiet roads, before picking up the D34 which hugs the coast, with spectacular views. The contrast between the wide open sandy bay of Sable D'Or and the wild rocky coast towards the Cap is amazing, We love wild and rocky coasts interspersed with rocky coves and you will not get much better than on this coastline. There is a designated cycle path which follows the road. You can safely leave your bikes at Cap Frehel. It is an easy cycle, I would guess in total 6 to 7 miles.
From the Cape you can see the Fort La Latte, a very impressive castle, dating back to the thirteenth century.
It is possible to take your motorhome to the Cape but you will have to pay parking.
Make sure on the way back you detour down into Sable d'Or as it has some excellent beaches and you can follow these all the way around before picking up the route back to the campsite.
French telephone boxes provide ideal shelter.
In the other direction you can cycle to Erquy and for a large part it follows an old railway line. When you reach the town you have to descend, quite steeply, to reach the marvellous bay. It would be a good idea to mark out exactly where you came into the town. We had so much fun coming down, that we did not note accurately enough, where we needed to rejoin the trackway back to the campsite. We had one aborted attempt to find the way back, though in essence you know you need to climb back up to the top of the town and thereafter it is follow your nose.
The route is a similar distance to that taken to Cap Frehel so you can easily do both the same day.
There is a detour from the main track to Cap d'Erquy but by then it looked like the weather was closing in again, so we did not do this 2 mile detour.
The cycle routes are part of the V4 coastal route.