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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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8.9

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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Very nice pitches with mature hedges at three sides .whole ... 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David W. Confirmed

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

    Very nice pitches with mature hedges at three sides .whole site very clean and well cared for by cheerful and helpful owners

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Quiet site. friendly owner. Good for overnight stop. Good sized ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet site. friendly owner. Good for overnight stop. Good sized level pitches.

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Convenient location for Dunkerque. Pitches were a reasonable size with ... 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen B. Confirmed

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

    Convenient location for Dunkerque. Pitches were a reasonable size with electric hook up. Reception was closed when we arrived around 6.30pm so had to call the number on the email reservation. Gentleman that answered didn't speak much English, but with our limited French we got by. Reasonable rate for an overnight stay.

    Disliked: 

    Only 2 toilets and 2 showers in mixed block.

From the manager...

Hello Karen,

Thank you for your comments, We have 2 buildings with toilets and showers. I guess you visited only one, opposite to the reception, you have as well toilets and lavatory.

Best regards

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Would we say here again? Without a doubt- thank you. 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Just about everything! The site was exactly as described - small clean and friendly.

    On arrival we were greated by the owner , unfortunately I'm ashamed to say my French doesn't go much beyond hello,goodbye and thank you so communication was a struggle but we got there. Genuinely nice man who was very keen to give us as much information as possible dispute the language barrier.

    Our pitch was located next to the toilet block and wash area which at first we thought it would be noisey but soon realised that as we were the ONLY people in a tent it was more or less our own personal facility :-) . The pitch was a really good size with pleanty of room and surrounded by a tall thick hedge making it feel quite private.

    On Saturday night a local pizza van comes onto the site and makes and cooks fresh pizza in a wood fired oven. Really tasty and inexpensive.

    Location is brilliant - just over a mile to Bray Dunes which has dozens of restaurants , a supermarket and a breathtakin beach with miles of unspoilt golden sand. A 3 mile drive takes you over the boarder into Belgium with Brugge an easy 40 mile trip ( park at the train station €3.50 for the day). If you do go into Dunkirk then operation Dynamo is a must a real thought inspiring afternoon.

    We've never had the luxury of being able to get free Wi-Fi actually at the pitch before so although the signal streath wasn't the greatest with two teenagers in tow it was a God send lol.

    On our last morning we packed the car up and got ready to leave only to find we'd stupidly let the battery run flat!!!! With the help of Google translate I asked one of the cleaners for help who in turn went to the owner. We thought he'd phone a local garage but no, he came round with his own car and jump leads! You Sir are one in a million. - From all of us a very big thank you or...Merci beaucoup

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Thank you for your comments and the time spend with us.

hope to see you again

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Nice site with spacious pitches, good location & very friendly, ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul R. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Nice site with spacious pitches, good location & very friendly, helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets/showers are a bit ropey, toilet paper not supplied.

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The campsite owners were really friendly and welcoming. The site ... 16/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren P. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    The campsite owners were really friendly and welcoming. The site had a very friendly relaxed atmosphere

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Supply own toilet paper! Owners helpful. 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Position

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    Toilets and washrooms

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Very friendly people, big pitch, great location. 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Germany Inga P. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Very friendly people, big pitch, great location.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Great spot just off the motorway with good site and helpful owner. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
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    Very helpful owner even when arrived late.

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Thank you very much for your comments

Hope to see you again

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Stay somehwere else. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Neil H. Confirmed

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

    Not Much, the location was pretty good.

    Disliked: 

    Not kid friendly, very small play area that my 2 year old and I were asked to leave because its for 4 yr and above. The receptionist started weeding our site at 0730, using a hose to spray the roots. Our site was soaked. The weeds had clearly been there for many weeks, weed before guests arrive.
    You have to PAY for SHOWERS, we have a 2 year old, 3 euro for 5 minutes of water after paying over 40 euro a night. Not to mention the restrooms were riddled with very large spiders and not very clean. The trash in the shower we used was not emptied for 4 days, we know because our diapers were still in it the last night we showered.
    Reception seemed annoyed we arrived, looked like she was leaving for a bicycle ride and was bothered we needed to check in.

From the manager...

Area for the kid is indeed not adapted for young kids. Your comments are not correct; price for 2 adults + 1 kid is 23€70 per night and shower is 1€5 for 5 minutes of hot water as it is indicated in our descriptive in Pitchup. Shower and toilets are cleaned every morning, we will make effort to eradicate the spiders. Sorry, you did not enjoy the 3 nights you stay with us.
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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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