Le Point du Jour (REF : N03)

Route de Cabourg, Merville-Franceville-Plage, 14810, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

With a coastal location in Merville-Franceville-Plage, this site is less than 30 minutes' drive from the port of Caen. This friendly site offers everything families might need for an active yet relaxing break. It's a lively site in high season, with an entertainment programme, organised activities and an indoor pool providing plenty to occupy all ages, while direct access to the beach offers opportunities to swim, fish and try water sports and sand yachting.

The helpful reception staff speak English and are happy to provide information about the site and the local area. Drinks and snacks are served in the bar area, and Cabourg is a short drive or cycle and convenient for provisions and local cuisine.

The site is a good base for exploring Normandy’s many attractions, including the D-Day beaches, Honfleur and Bayeux. The Pegasus Bridge and Caen are also close by.

Around and About

Deauville, Bayeux, Lisieux, Beuvron en Auge, Honfleur, Cabourg, Falaise, D-day landing beaches, Kite surfing, Hiking, Cycling, Water sports.

Things to do on site ...

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

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Motorhome service point
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1km away.

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Directions

From the port of Ouistreham follow the signs for the A13 (Caen) on the D84/N84. Then continue on the D514 towards Caen/Cabourg. Take the exit signed Bénouville/Mervill-Francevill/Cabourg. Continue on the D514 for 5.5miles / 9 km, crossing over the river and 4 roundabouts. The site will be on the left 1 km after the 4th (small) roundabout with a boat in the middle. From the east take the go north on the Caen by-pass and leave at exit 3a (Port d'Angleterre/Car Ferry). Continue on the D515 for 4.6 miles/7.5km then take the exit towards Bénouville/Cabourg the D514, then follow directions as above

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
14810
Region:
Normandy
Department:
Calvados
Distance to Calais: (kms)
341
GPS:
Lat 49.283176 / Lon -0.191499
Michelin map no.
303

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Caen, Deauville and Cabourg
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Caen (14 kms)

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Lovely beach and town

We have just returned from a short stay at this site. The facilities were good, the town is good for a short walk and the beach is great for a longer walk. However I have to agree with previous reviewers on the pitches. They are very small even for a motorhome and there is so little room to manoeuvre because of the closeness of adjoining pitches and the narrow road. We would not stay at this site again but choose another nearby.
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Disappointed on pitch allocation

This site, in places, is very tight to manoeuvre round. We have a Bailey 464 (so quite small) but still found getting to the pitch we were allocated difficult as site roads are narrow. When we got to the pitch someone else was there. We went back to reception and were told 'They must have forgotten they were due to go home today.' We were also told they had no spare pitches! We were not the only people to find someone else on a pitch we were allocated that day. Eventually we were given another pitch and told we'd find it better for us. That definitely wasn't the case it was very small and on a sandy incline. Even with a motor mover we needed help to get onto the pitch as one wheel was just digging further and further into the sand. We only had room in the width of the pitch for our caravan and awning. We couldn't walk round the front of the awning as it was very near the hedge. The depth of the pitch was so short it could just about accommodate the length of the caravan + the width of our car. We were so disappointed in the pitch that I bothered to work out it was just under 60 sq m - nowhere near the 100 sq m advertised by the Caravan Club. We'd booked for 4 nights and when we left the people on the original pitch had still 'forgotten to go home'. We think that on noticing we have a small van they thought we could be put on a very small pitch. Also unfortunately for us we were next to static caravans, not among other tourers, the occupants of one of them decided to have a party until gone midnight one night. We appreciate that's a one-off, and if we'd been enjoying our pitch we probably wouldn't have remembered it, but that tainted our stay too. The plus side of this site is the direct access to a lovely sandy beach, with fabulous sunsets. Unfortunately they didn't compensate enough for an awful pitch. A great shame and disappointing end to our holiday when we'd already stayed on 2 other sites recommended by the Club (Le Domaine du Logis and De Trologot) which were both lovely.
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Nice stopover site

We used this site on arriving in Caen. Found it a little difficult to find in the dark but the owners were wonderful directing us by phone and even waiting at the gate to help us when we arrived which was almost 10.30 p.m. Shower blocks were very clean and although our stay was short we were very happy with everything.

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Good for families

Overpriced.

Needing a one night stay before catching the early morning ferry from Caen, we felt that the £50 per night charge was extortionate. Although on the beach, there is very little space, it's noisy and overcrowded. When we arrived at our pitch we had to evict a group of young French adults whose electricity cable didn't stretch to their pitch so they'd been using ours. Facilities seem average, but to have to pay for wifi after being fleeced for a small plot of sandcovered grass is quite simply robbery. Water pressure was low,and again only one tap shared between many. Very very noisy, from the on site entertainment and people returning at all hours. The town is a 15-20 minute walk, excellent restaurants serving beautifully cooked food. I wouldn't return to this site, there are cheaper, quieter and better value places.
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NOT for peace and quiet!

Should be a super site. Lovely location backing right onto the beach and perfectly located for the D-day landing locations but ruined by the horrendous loud nightly entertainment that goes on until midnight and takes place outside. Our pitch was the opposite end of the site but we were kept awake by the constant thumping of the music all night.
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