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Camping Le Helles

9.5

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General

  • Family-friendly site five minutes' walk from a sandy beach
  • 30-minute drive from the harbour and walled Old Town of Concarneau
  • Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and paddling pool

Cor, this beach is a bit of a stunner. A four-kilometre stretch of white-sanded loveliness – and it’s got a lifeguarded area, watersports and rockpools… and it's a five-minute saunter from Camping Le Helles.

If it’s merely a swim you seek, you’ll not even need to trot that far, as the site has its own pools – an outdoor one with a sizeable sunbathing/ small-person supervision area, and an indoor one with a paddling pool and heated waters. When dried off, set up for a game of table tennis or pétanque (tournaments are held weekly in the summer season), or give in to natural holiday vibes and settle down for a rest while the kids continue the fun times at the playground, or on the trampoline or bouncy castle.

When it comes to feeding time, the site is around a 10-minute walk from the restaurants and cafés in Sainte-Marine, or you can light up a barbie on site to cook your own over coals. All the necessaries can be acquired in the Le Helles shop, the little shops in town or at the supermarket (a 10-minute drive away); in high season you can also make life easy by picking up light meals from the snack bar.

Still not quite convinced? ‘Possibly the best site we have experienced after many years of campervan travel’ is the verdict of one previous happy guest – high praise indeed.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Highly recommend going to Le Helles08/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLloyd F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wonderful pitches, all surrounded by bushes, great swimming pools, excellent cafe, great food, lovely staff, 12 mins walk from St Marine and 5 mins walk to a suburb beach. Excellent showers, toilets and washing facilities. The owner was a lovely guy who loved a chat and spoke very good English, put my french to shame.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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A site for families with smaller children08/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location is great - close to the beach and beautiful local village with some nice restaurants /boulangerie etc.
    Pool nicely kept
    Facilities clean, though they don't provide loo roll.

    Disliked: 

    Couldn't get wifi to work

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Everything10/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Problem was advertised arrival time was not correct as we arrived 1pm and we had to wait one hour outside until 2pm when the office finally opened again.

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What's to dislike!09/27/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceMartin S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What's to dislike!

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We will tell our friends about this camp and we will come again next y09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAlan G.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The reception was open during the day and evening and was very helpful, The toilets and showers were spotless, the pitches are very large and close to the water taps and electricity sockets, security was very good. When we found WiFi, it was a reasonably strong signal. The 2 swimming pools are very clean and to have a choice of outside and a heated indoor pool is tremendous. The hot water was always very hot for washing up and showers. In all, very good value for money.

    Disliked: 

    We were not advised that toilet paper would not be supplied, there is a large and deep hole in the exit road just outside the reception office and there are several large potholes in the entrance road to the barrier, all which could damage tires and wheels, these need filling in with tarmac. It was a shame the Bar and snacks were not available considering the number of people on the site and that the weather was quite good.

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Brilliant pool area on site. Very friendly, helpful staff. Great …08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant pool area on site. Very friendly, helpful staff. Great to walk from the site along the beach or round the headland. Lovely short, mostly traffic-free cycles to local coastal villages within 5km.

    Disliked: 

    Slightly smelly toilets some of which lacked seats.

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Excellent campsite close to a stunning beach and a beautiful village07/31/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul F.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great campsite. Really good facilties. The whole place is really well organised and run. The welcome was friendly and professional. We enjoyed walking down to the stunning beach which goes on for miles and walked into the beautiful and stylish seaside village of St Maxine.

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Beautiful campsite,clean facilities, friendly staff and fabulous pool!07/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiane C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Gorgeous campsite with spacious pitches and just the right amount of privacy. The kids LOVED the pool and the trampolines! We grown-ups loved the pop-up services like the weekly crepe van and oyster stall, the bi-weekly yoga sessions and the relaxation tent. There was also a fabulous live music performance one evening, which created a really great atmosphere around the site. The Reception staff were really friendly and helpful and the shop was well stocked, with some lovely wines chilled to perfection!. We also loved the proximity to the beautiful beach and the number of lovely trail paths around the area.

    Disliked: 

    This would perhaps be difficult to implement, but it would have been good for the Kids' Club to have had some options for non-French speakers. Of course, visitors to France should make an effort with the language but for younger children who haven't learned much French yet but want to take part in the activities, there wasn't really much opportunity for this. The kids still had an amazing time in the pool, trampolines and play park though!

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Great sized pitches, fab pool, close to beach, good bar …07/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great sized pitches, fab pool, close to beach, good bar and small shop with good wine. Friendly staff.

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Excellent, close to beautiful beach, friendly staff, clean and tidy07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet pitch

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll supplied in block

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Pétanque

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 55, Rue du Petit Bourg, Sainte Marine, Combrit, Finistère, France, 29120
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.8680°N 4.1292°W

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Local attractions

If you’d like to get out on to the sea, wander up to the sailing centre in Sainte-Marine, a 15-minute walk away, to hire canoes, kayaks and windsurfing kit as well as take paddleboarding lessons.

You can also get out on the waves on a boat trip over to the gorgeous Glénan Islands from Bénodet, 10 minutes’ drive away, where there’s a scuba diving centre too for those who like to sink below the surface.

Dedicated landlubbers can still make the most of the coastline by heading out on the GR 34 trail, which runs alongside the beach to reach Île Tudy in the west and Bénodet in the east. Plenty of other paths run through the area, too – along the banks of the Odet river and through the Bois de Roscouré (a 45-minute walk north of the site).

If you prefer wheels for your explorations, hire electric bikes and pedal off to villages including Loctudy (half an hour away) or La Forêt Fouesnant, within an hour.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Le Helles cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Le Helles will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local tax of €0.44 ($0.78) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 30/09.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

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

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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