Walking and hiking
The GR34 coastal path passes near the campsite. This famous hiking trail can be reached along a footpath located 250m from the campsite and offers some fabulous walks along the coast. Discover the breathtaking, picture-postcard views along the way. Fields, beaches, coastal path, forest… you have a choice of numerous cycle and hiking paths. Find all the information you need at the reception so you can choose the walk or hike to suit you. You can also visit the Maison du Littoral in Trévigon and learn about the fauna and flora along the coast and in the nearby countryside.
There are lots of places where you can enjoy a spot of shellfish gathering. You’ll find clams, cockles and even razor shell clams in the sand. Under the rocks, you’ll find winkles and velvet crabs (don’t forget to put the rocks back as you found them). Even the children can join in and fish for shrimps and crabs. We loan fishing nets at the reception. We remind you that fishing is regulated. Ask for details at the harbour master’s office.
In the summer, gym classes and sports activities such as athletics, beach football, rugby and sandball are organised by the town and local sports clubs. They take place on the beaches in Trégunc.
Throughout the season you can enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course (Cornouaille) and admire the fabulous views over the bay of Forêt-Fouesnant. You can also enjoy horseriding, take to the skies and discover the Bénodet Saint-Marine coast or Trévignon coast from above or take a diving lesson on the Glénan islands.
There are a number of cider works located near the campsite. So once you have visited the orchards, you can visit the production line. You can also discover the local ales and visit two large brasseries, Tri martolod (Concarneau) and Britt (Trégunc). If you have a sweet tooth, head for the biscuit factories and try the local biscuits and Breton shortbread. Canning factories also open their doors to the public so you can try a variety of local seafood based products : rillettes, tuna, mackerel and scallops. Or visit the oyster farms such as Belon and taste the flat Belon oyster.
Cruise trips along the Breton rivers
Take a cruise along the Odet and Aven rivers and discover the lush green countryside, châteaux, small harbours and birds along the Breton coast.
Cruise trip around the Glénan islands
Hop aboard a ferry boat and head for the Glénan islands (an hour’s crossing). You can stop off at Saint Nicolas and discover the clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches and outstanding fauna and flora. It’s a fabulous day out on this archipelago known as the « Breton Carribean ».
Head out to sea on an old sardine fishing boat with two professional fishermen who will explain the basics of fishing to you. Ray, bass, sea bream… Become a fisherman for a few hours !
Learn about the local history by visiting the local museums like the fishing museum in Concarneau, the S645 submarine and museum in Lorient, the museum in Le Pouldu devoted to Gauguin or take the guided tour « Pierre et Légendes » in Trégunc and learn about the local history and menhirs. Trégunc, Concarneau, Pont-Aven, Lorient, Quimper, Locronan and many other towns are steeped in history and traditions.
On the beaches of Trégunc and Névez, near the campsite, you can take a sailing lesson, feel new sensations on a windsurf board, learn to slide gracefully across the water on a stand-up paddle, try your hand at surfing, fly above the sand on a kitesurf or simply discover the most beautiful places along the coast that you can ony see from a kayak. You can hire a canoe, kayak or boat (with or without a permit) to explore the wild coasts of Brittany at your own pace.
A day out with the children
There are plenty of activities nearby to enjoy with your children, whether you are sporty, an animal lover or simply curious ! There’s something for everyone. You can discover the town of Concarneau on board a tourist train, Le Celtic’train, before taking a stroll around the walled town and enjoying an ice-cream. Set off on an adventure with your family : find your way out of a maze in a corn field and meet lots of fun or scary characters along the way. Great fun for all ages. Or have a go at tree-top climbing and zip lining. Children can also discover the world of sailing, sea shanties, marine birds, shellfish gathering, fishing knots or why not make a model boat. Children can learn about life under the ocean (Aquashow Aquarium and Océanopolis) or the animal world (Branféré animal park, Pont Scorff zoo).
The thalassotherapy centre in Concarneau offers a range of treatments and ½ day packages so you can reap the benefits of seawater therapy treatments or enjoy a hammam or sauna overlooking the ocean.
Shows and local festivities
Numerous festivals are organised throughout the season : apple festival, cherry festival, traditional festivals, Breton dances, firework displays, concerts, music festivals (Festidreuz, Interceltique, Bout du monde, Vieilles Charrues) etc.
A concert is organised every Wednesday in the summer, putting a different style of music in the spotlight. These free concerts are organised in different places (Place de Trégunc or Pointe de Trévignon, for example). Horse shows organised in Pont-Aven will plunge you into the world of gypsies. The firework display in Trévignon on 14 July is no doubt the star of the summer. It takes place off the coast so the fireworks dazzle the sky and reflect in the sea. Come along and watch the show from the dunes. Come along to the Festival de Cornouaille in Quimper at the end of July and watch Breton dances and listen to concerts and sea shanties. The « Filet Bleu » at the beginning of August is a fibrant festival with parades, traditional costumes, dance and music. The « poissonnade » festival in Trévignon is a festive day out with costumes, dances and a fish-based meal and barbecue. The Pardon on St Philibert opposite the campsite at the end of August offers a show of traditional costumes and a firework display.
Other ideas of things to do at the end of the day
The casino in Bénodet has games tables, slot machines and poker tables. Enjoy a game of bowling at Concarneau, Metropolis Bowling Laser, located next to the Cineceltic cinema. And if you want to dance the night away, head for the Windsor !