Port’Land (REF : N09)

Chemin du Castel, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, 14520, France

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

This welcoming site offers plenty for families or those looking for a central base from which to explore Normandy's highlights. It has been attractively landscaped, with some pitches overlooking small fishing ponds, and a modern building where a bar and restaurant are housed. Evening entertainment is held in the bar area, but the site remains largely peaceful even when busy.

Port’Land is just along the coast from Arromanches and within easy reach of many of the World War II sites, including Utah and Omaha beaches, and the region’s many cemeteries. A bus service to the medieval city of Bayeux stops a five minute walk from site. Caen also merits a visit, with its castle – once inhabited by William the Conqueror – and abbeys.

Around and About

Bayeux, Caen, D-day beaches, Arromanches, Ouistreham port, Museums, Châteaux, Cider farms, Hiking, Cycling, Horse riding, Golf, Forest adventure park, Sand yachting.

Things to do on site ...

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

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar, restaurant

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Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

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Directions

From the N13 take exit 38 (SP Vaucelles) at the roundabout take the 1st exit (D613 - Bayeux) and continue straight over next roundabout. At the traffic lights turn left on to the D6 (Port en Bessin-Huppain) continue for 4.9miles/7.8km then turn left at the traffic lights onto the D514 (Grandcamp-Maisy) continue for 0.8miles/1.3km then turn right at the traffic lights, the campsite entrance will be on the right.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
14520
Region:
Normandy
Department:
Calvados
Distance to Calais: (kms)
399
GPS:
Lat 49.34673 / Lon -0.77126
Michelin map no.
303

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Bayeux, Grandcamp Maisy, Arromanches 3 Fois
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Caen (59 kms)

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Ideal site for D Day history and exploring Normandy coast

Spent a happy few nights here in our caravan in early September (off season so quieter than summer peak). 30 mins drive from Caen (Ouistreham). Site only half full. Pitches are mostly a good size, some have privacy hedges, some are more open. Had a good meal outside at the restaurant when we arrived, and you can order fresh baguette or croissant for the mornings. Staff helpful, speak English, and lent us a tap adaptor for our pitch which was a big help. We found the washroom facilities fine. Fishing ponds, also a swimming pool (still open in early Sept). Must add a word about Port en Bessin, the nearby village on the coast, which was a gem, bit like a Lynmouth or a small Whitby. It's a short walk from the site via a back lane. Harbour, small port, beach, cliffs - lovely! Super U supermarket on other side of Port en Bessin. Overall a good site rather than excellent, and would happily return.

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May as well "wild camp"

Whilst the location and spaciousness of the pitches was excellent, the amenity facilities were woefully inadequate and poorly maintained. For such a large a site a lot of touring pitches, to have just one shared use amenity block was really not good. There were about only about 8 toilets and same number of showers. They were also very cramped and were really not kept that clean either (probably not surprising considering the intensity of use), and we were really staying off-season, in mid Sept, with most pitches unoccupied! Only one motorhome service point and all refuse/recycling bins right at the exit, a long way from our pitch. The location was excellent though, with easy walking access (20 mins) to Port en Bessin a lovely seaside town, and well located centrally for touring all 5 of the D-Day beaches. Great sea views through the hedges. So this really does though need a some investment to make what I consider acceptable amenity facilities for today's expectations. Maybe the operators need to visit a UK CAMC site for some tips!
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Good site for D-Day beaches

This was a great site for exploring the D-day beaches as it's centrally located. The staff were helpful on arrival and we were delighted with our huge pitch! We could not fault the site at all except for the toilets and showers which, quite frankly, we felt didn't meet with the standards of club sites in the way of cleanliness, so this was rather disappointing and put a bit of a downer on the site really. Lots of dirt in-grained limescale around sinks and on pipes, plus dirt on duck boards and bins in the showers were off-putting for us. Some vents were missing covers on fans, and yes it needs updating, but basic cleanliness should not be lacking. There were no hand drying facilities in one block either. I couldn't really get to grips with having mixed facilities, especially at night being a woman, but that's just me lol! There was however a good pool facility for kids, a pizza kiosk and bar which we didn't go to, but sounded like people were having fun! There is a nice walk from the site to the port too and some small lakes with fishing. Good supermarket in the town (SuperU), which had a gluten free section too.

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Ideal for D-Day beaches

Just returned from a weeks stay after taking my Grandson for a visit to all the invasion areas. This site is well located for such a visit,sited on the edge of ‘Gold’ beach, with all sites within easy reach. The best impression I have for the site is the friendly staff,were everything is done with a smile. There are some areas which are worth comment,such as the the mixed showers/WC facilities and yes the idea of a daily clean is a spray down with a hose. Yet, they do have toilet seats which are often missing on French sites. However, overall the site scores on the layout, the restaurant,but a word of warning if you pay for pitch facilities. The water was a hosepipe sticking vertically out of the ground with no connection that I have ever come across and that’s with me having a good selection. It’s only these points which prevent me giving 5 stars.
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Strategically located with room for improvement

Pitches are nice and would habe been even better if we would have acces to the once only open in high season. Omaha beach and other "must see´s" just a fey miles away. Having read the reviews we cannot entirely share the previous ratings. The steam hammer form the building works at the port was quit disturbing and not mentioned when we checked in. No soap nor toilet paper in the handicapped washroom. Washingfacilities and toilets are only "cleaned" with a water hose. Mirrors and washbasins not really cleaned. WiFi is useless - better use the cellphone witch is - thanks to the EU - with no roaming costs any more.
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