Du Poulquer (REF : B16)

23 Rue du Poulquer, Benodet, 29950, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This family-run site is in a prime location, being just 200m from the sandy beach at Bénodet and less than 1km from the town centre. Many guests return year after year thanks to a combination of this excellent setting, the high-quality facilities and the attentiveness of the staff.

Onsite is an outdoor pool complex, small shop and snack bar, while Bénodet has further restaurants and bars. Pitches remain relatively quiet, being set away from the main hub of the site, and we recommend using a motor mover as some pitches can be tricky to reverse into.

There’s no shortage of beautiful beaches in this part of Finistère, and many visitors like to bathe and snorkel in the blue waters. Concarneau and Quimper are both worthy of a day trip; the latter’s Gothic cathedral and fine art museum shouldn’t be missed when visiting.

Around and About

Bénodet, Les Iles Glénan, Quimper, Douarnenez, Concarneau, Lorient, Golf, Tennis, Bike hire, Mini golf, Water sports.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Sauna
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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Latest arrival time - low: 8:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 8:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

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Directions

From north, enter Bénodet on D34. At roundabout after junction with D44 go forward on Rue Penfoul. At next roundabout (Tourist Information Office) go forward on Avenue de la Mer, signposted ‘La Plage’. Continue forward at next roundabout. On arrival at seafront, turn left then turn left again at the end of the promenade. From the east on the N165, take exit 51 on to the D70 then the D44, signposted Fouesnant, and follow road to outskirts of Bénodet. After Bénodet sign, follow signs left for Letty, then turn right and follow signs for campsite, which is on the left.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
29950
Region:
Brittany
Distance to Calais: (kms)
746
GPS:
Lat 47.8678 / Lon -4.0975
Michelin map no.
308

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Quimper
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Roscoff (117 kms)

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Paid for 8 nights, managed to stay for three - but wrote off over £100 in booking costs

We wrote off over a hundred pounds paid in advance here in leaving when we had paid in full for 5 days more than we used. If you listen to nothing else in this review, please listen to that, as it is something I can ill afford. My only regret is that we didn't leave a day sooner when we had given the site every chance. I don't believe this site should be on the CAMC books, to be honest. Maybe once, but my impression is that the owners have lost interest and have taken their wyes off the ball. That's benefit of the doubt. We arrived and felt in the way: no info about the basics (even where to find EHU... along the next pitch, out of site behind their van). No info about facilities, toilet location, activities, pool opening hours, map of the site.... Walk into the bar with just the barman there (one of the brothers owning the site, we think... based on resemblance)... not a word in French or English on any occasion even though no-one else was there. No info about where the toilets were (or any other facilities for that matter). There was no toilet paper (or holders... i.e. they never provide it) and no soap (ditto), no plugs in the washing facilities (again). The toilets were dirty on every visit. No excuse. If this were my only experience of CAMC overseas bookings I would never book with them again. Happily, overall, the CAMC booking staff were great and the two other CAMC recommended sites we used were superb. Will definitely book with CAMC again, but not here.
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Lovely location and pools but beware!

As a family of four we stayed here for 13 nights 12th-25th August 2018. The location of the site in proximity to the beach and local amenities is ideal and the pools, steam room and sauna facilities available on site are great but beware...……………... Upon arrival there was a friendly welcome at reception which was a positive start. We were then advised to follow the warden on his bicycle to our pitch. We were led up a very narrow lane and directed into a line of pitches (mainly tents) where the turning angle off the narrow lane was impossible to get around with our 4 berth caravan due to the tightness of the turn and the first pitch on the same corner in the line having it's car parked on the edge of their pitch so they could fit their tent on. As a result the off-side wheel arch of our caravan became entrapped in a hedge and ended up cracking the arch and damaging the front retaining screw-hold to a point where it was hanging off (meaning we had to fix this with superglue and silicon during our stay), the warden heard the sound of the cracking plastic and was fully aware of our issue but continued to ride on to point out our pitch number before returning to say please use you motor mover to get out of the position. It was clear that we had been assigned a pitch area only suitable for small 2 berth caravans, tents, and small motorhomes due to the size of the pitches in this area of the site. We spoke to another camper pitched up with a folding camper who advised that they were led into the line of pitches via the wider lane at the bottom of the line of pitches which would have been a far more suitable route for us to take and would have posed no risk of damage, they also advised that they had booked and paid for a service pitch but had not got one. The pitch was on a very steep hill which took a bit of adjusting of the caravan position to ensure we had a level caravan and also suitability to put up our awning which meant the electric hook-up was only just reachable to us as the nearest one was over 2 pitches away from us. As we looked around the site we noticed that all other 4 berth and larger caravans were located on the opposite site of the site to us which had much more accessible routes to pitches and larger pitch areas. Once we forgot about the initial issue we had encountered we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the site and in the local and surrounding areas, Quimper and Concarneau were particularly good to visit and Plage de la torch about 20km away is a must for body boarding and surfing.

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Lovely Location

This was the very first site we ever went to in France 28 years ago. It's not that we disliked the site or the area. It was more the case of wanting to go further south with the expectation of better weather. Our stay was only for 3 nights, just to remind ourselves what this part of Brittany was like. Although it rained for most of our stay we won't leave it so long to go back to this part of France. The site itself is, as to be expected, different in some areas but very much the same in others. The entrance to the site is about 200 metres from the sea front and access to the site is easy. However, access in and out of a lot of the pitches isn't. The majority of the pitches are not very large and with the fully grown hedges between manoeuvring can be quite testing, especially as many are on a slope. Our 'van is a single axle and an average size but we had to use the motor mover to get it in to place. We also had to unhook the van, use the mover to exit the group of pitches and re-couple the 'van back up to leave. Large areas of the site were probably laid out originally when the average caravan was 12 feet and pulled by a Cortina. The staff were pleasant and the guy in reception, Stefan, was very helpful. The facilities were average to good but could do with a facelift. Our electric kept tripping although there was very little and sometimes nothing at all on to take any power. It could have been as a result of the rain as none of the installations looked particularly weatherproof. After we'd used all 4 plugs on the post, Stefan had checked our 'van and had reset them a few times, he eventually left the unit unlocked for us to reset the trip switches. French Health and Safety at its best. The area has some beautiful sandy beaches and Benodet itself is a lovely seaside town, not particularly commercialised and a walk around the estuary side is delightful.
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July 2017

We have just returned from our second stay here and once again had a fabulous holiday. The site is a great base to explore the areas around Benodet. We visited Concarneau, Quimper, St Marine to name but a few. There are plenty of beautiful beaches where you can swim, snorkel, body board or just relax. The site is well maintained and so clean. There is an older toilet and shower block with plenty of facilities and all clean. Then a more modern block with fewer shower and toilets. You need to take toilet roll though. There is an on site little shop that sells fabulous croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolat. it opens twice a day. You can pre order your pastries the night before too. The pitches are a good size bit tricky to reverse into unless you are an expert especially if there a lot of campers there already which reduces the space to turn. But we managed it and people soon move when you head there way! From a personal point of view they are close in proximity across from each other. When we arrived very tired after 6 hour drive I felt it was like being in a goldfish bowl. This is because people seem to prefer to set their vans facing outwards and therefore sit looking across from each other. However we turned ours to the side and once awning was on it did feel a bit less open. Some of the hedges are not fully grown so this will help too when they are. The site is so well looked after and so clean. The pools and slides are great too. There is no shade around the pool though so just to be aware. It was never too busy while we were there too so made it really pleasant. The children loved it. There is a new medical centre in Benodet which we used when our little boy was poorly. The doctor was great and with his pretty good English and my not so good French we made ourselves understood and our little boy received excellent treatment. There is a little bar on sight we didn't frequent too often not a lot going on there and has no cocktails! AAGH!!! Still just a walk along the promenade and we soon found restaurants and bars that made fabulous Mojitos! There is no restaurant on sight but there is a little café bar that sells more chips and sausage, omelette type meals. We thought it a bit pricey too. We found it better this year for mixing with other nationals than British too as last year the British caravan and motorhome people were all put together, this was a bit disappointing especially when going abroad we like to meet all sorts of people from different countries. So that was a plus this year for sure. Overall this site has lots to offer and great for families and couples alike. Overall this is a great site and

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Excellent Site

This is a great site, the owner was very helpful and friendly. we stayed in september so the shop/bar was not open. that said, Mathis, the owner, would pop along and serve you if you requested. the pools were great and the site was very clean. the indoor pool was great for overcast days. the shower block was clean and tidy. its an easy 5 min walk into benodet, however there are only a handful of restaurants etc. i would recommend this site for anyone, well worth a visit. if you like visiting other places, its well situated for day trips etc.
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