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Caravaning du Lac

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General

  • Peaceful family site three kilometres from Bray-Dunes beach
  • Less than 10 kilometres from Plopsaland De Panne theme park
  • Accessible sauna and hammam, games room and immaculate amenities

As if vast sand dunes and gorgeous sandy beaches aren’t enough, there’s the Belgian border, Eurotunnel terminal and port of Dunkirk all within a short drive of this northern France site... which is a well-hailed, welcoming and perfectly placed park a few minutes from the North Sea coastal town of Ghyvelde.

The Nord department’s Caravaning du Lac is well set up for cosy days in between all that, so do be sure to schedule in some time around base too. There’s an accessible sauna and hammam to sink into and steam at, and the site as a whole is highly praised for its cleanliness, friendliness and stellar location within easy reach of several tiptop destinations of the Opal Coast and Nord-Pas-de-Calais: ‘fantastic’, ‘a great find’ and ‘perfect’ are a teeny selection of the compliments heaped upon here by former guests.

Caravaning du Lac has been welcoming guests since 1982, to its peaceful and family-friendly setting three kilometres north of Bray-Dunes and the Belgian border, 15 minutes' drive from the North Sea seaside resort of Dunkirk, and 10 from the Plopsaland De Panne theme park. Eurotunnel access at Calais is 45 minutes away and the city of Lille is reachable in an hour.

As well as that sauna and hammam (where, quite frankly, you’ll probably spend the majority of your on-site time), there’s a games room and TV room for other indoor days, and a pétanque court for your fresh air (and French holiday) requirements.

The immaculately-maintained amenities include a launderette, washing-up area, disabled facilities, and (again, check out the reviews) clean and modern showers with lashing of piping hot water.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

A charge of €1.50 (£1.34) applies for the use of shower.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Was very clean and tidy handy for Dunkirk beaches we ... 15/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pauline S. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was very clean and tidy handy for Dunkirk beaches we stayed two nights

    Disliked: 

    There didn't seem to but anyone on site Evenuallysomebody came he was helpful but then disappear and couldn't find anyone to give he knob to bar so left it on door handle as there saw no were to leave it

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Nice stay 12/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carl P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice little space to ourselves with hedges to separate each other. Nice and quiet. Lovely lady greeted us when we arrived and showed us where to go and how to use the barrier.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll in the toilet. Not really near anywhere within walking distance and couldn’t get a taxi.

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Friendly owner who only speaks French or Flemish but if ... 05/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom brind r. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly owner who only speaks French or Flemish but if you have a little french it's not a problem. He even offered to let me watch the England match with him, very nice of him but I'm not a fan.
    The site is easy to find well kept, very clean and secure with a barrier during the day and large gates locked in the evening.
    We only stayed the night as it is an ideal position for the Dunkirk or Calais ferries which are only about 40 to 50 minutes away.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom simon_m163944 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    all amenities supurb
    only stayed one night will stay again hopefully longer
    good base .

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Friendly and Clean facility! 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: Australia Andrew N. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The guy running the place was a really good bloke!

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Perfect stop over from/to Dunkirk Port 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew_h117978 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Fully serviced pitch
    Very peaceful.
    Easy to find
    Friendly welcome.

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Very good site, clean facilities 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom donald_c232686 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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Definitely recommend 15/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason p. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great little site. The owner let us on early (9am on Good Friday and let us stay until 5pm on Monday)
    Not sure If that would be the case in peak season
    Basic but everything you would expect is there
    Only about 45 mins from Calais so great as a stop over or long weekend.
    Only 5 mins from Belgium so lots to see

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We would use as a stopover. Bit tiredbut does the job. 31/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Convenient location. Able to walk into village for dinner. Welcoming couple who showed patience with our poor French. When we asked for water we were shown to a pitch with electric and a water tap.

    Disliked: 

    Showers required token that we had to purchase. We were warned to turn the heater on before we wanted to shower so that the room was warmer - good advice.

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Out of Season Good Stop Over 16/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle G. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The location - Easy to walk to the beach/ dunes
    The owner was lovely - very welcoming and recommended restaurants to go to.
    A feeling of freedom, very laid back atmosphere.
    Hardly anyone else was there so it was quiet and we were left to ourselves.
    It just had a nice feel to the place.
    Easy to get to from the main road.
    Easy to get to Calais.

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    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 15 Rue du Meulhouck, Ghyvelde, Nord, France, 59254
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 51.0511°N 2.5131°E

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Local attractions

There’s so much to do around this part of France that you’ll probably want to extend your stay, or, if you’re a Brit, nip back across the Channel to beg extra leave from work before zipping straight back.

The splendid beaches around the Opal Coast, including the long stretches of Bray-Dunes, Zuydcoote, Malo-les-Bains and De Panne, will likely be a first stop; more sands are at historic Dunkirk 13 kilometres away, where there’s also a golf course, a museum and monuments relating to World War II.

An absolute must from here is the Dune Marchand National Nature Reserve, a few minutes’ drive or short bike ride to the north of the site, covering 83 hectares around Bray-Dunes, Zuydcoote and one of the dunes of Flanders. The reserve is a breeding ground for underwater seals and is home to over 300 plant species including orchids and alder trees: follow the marked trails, and drop into the visitor centre in Zuydcoote to find out more.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Caravaning du Lac cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €400.00 (£356.97) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
A charge of €1.50 (£1.34) applies for the use of shower.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 01/04 and 31/10.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €400.00 (£356.97) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €45.00 (£40.16) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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