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Camping Letang Des Haizes
43 Rue Cauticotte
St Symphorien Le Valois
La Haye Du Puits
Normandy   (Browse area)
50250   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 2 33 46 01 16

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Pitches: 160
Open: 3 April - 9 October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 19 Reviews
              9/10 from 19 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hobart0406 9 reviews from this member

We really enjoyed this campsite. It was consistently peaceful, with few cars moving around (and all of them carefully). Some noise at night from the on site bar/restaurant, but nothing to keep us awake, and it didn't go on late into the night. But the site just had a relaxed, friendly feel to it that we very much enjoyed.

Our boys played with others on the football pitch at the top of the site (they said they wished it had bigger goals though!). They met other young people, and enjoyed their company.

Lovely pool, but it was a big irritation to my boys that it was 'trunks only' and no swimming shorts. Perhaps this is a French thing, but my boys did not want to wear 'speedos'. Now if we'd read the printed information better we'd have known about this beforehand. But we hadn't read it, and we've never encountered such a rule before in a pool - in fact we were dumbfounded as to why it was considered necessary! Fortunately, we could buy trunks in the shop at 8. 50 euros each, and some of the boys used their younger brothers shorts so they were tight (and no-one commented on those). But this was a put off for our boys, so be warned, and come prepared!

Table tennis was also on site, but bats and balls had to purchased from the shop. I kicked myself as I had a good set of these at home, but didn't think of bringing them. So, again, please bring these unless you wish to buy them on site.

Those two slight niggles aside, we found the site and facilities good.

Two toilet blocks, with ample showers, enough hot water, and ample places to wash, clean teeth etc. Toilets can be multi-sex, but were usually clean. Paper was in rolls outside the toilets, so you had to collect paper before going into the loo - a bit different.

Site was well lit at night (on a clear night, lovely views of the stars). Water was nearby, electric hook up (I think they assume everyone will want this) was readily accessible though we didn't use it.

Wifi! Yes, that! Available from the bar/restaurant where there are two transmitters. It costs 2 Euros for 4 hours, and that is 4 hours of logging in and out, so total time. So this was sufficient for some of us, and worked fine. But coverage is not available right across the campsite (so it seemed to us). It is possible to buy Wifi in larger amounts if required - as some people cannot live with it eh?!

Lovely to be able to wash dishes within the washrooms so dry, and warm. Again, never busy, and more than enough hot water. And these rooms were cleaned and maintained regularly and well.

The small bar/restaurant had essentials available, including milk, and a few other necessities. Also ice creams, drinks etc. Bread can be ordered the day before and collected in the morning - and a good choice - the pain au chocolats were lovely, as was the bread. We never tried the restaurant food itself, as we cooked for ourselves or ate out during the day.

For bigger shops, the nearby village/town is within walking distance, with a wide range of shops and an Aldi - open until 7. 30pm most nights. There is a buzz in this place, that is missing from other French towns we've been to, so it's helpful to have that nearby. We bought our ice creams from Aldi, and cheaper for other things too!

We were within easy striking distance of Utah Beach, some of the museums, Cherbourg which has an excellent Museum of the Sea (more like 4 Museums in one). We went there one day (taking about 50 minutes I think) and thoroughly enjoyed that for several hours. Well worth visiting on a wet day too!

Mont St Michel is also relatively near - certainly within easy driving distance.

We spent a day in Bayeux, an hour's drive, and enjoyed the tapestry and the shops (this town was hardly damaged in WW2 so maintains a very French, small shop feel, with lots to enjoy.

We also did the Maisy Battery, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc, all worthwhile places to visit. And, as it was an invasion area, it's worth realising that the beaches are very good. For instance, at Omaha, you can park almost anywhere near the beach, for free. The road goes along, right behind the beach. Beautifully sandy and more or less empty!

On a previous visit to the area with went to the American Cemetery near Omaha, that too is well worth visiting.

So a lovely stay, with slight reservations about the pool regime. If we wanted to visit this part of Normandy again we'd definitely consider this campsite. (It's well signposted from the main road. )

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alumchinegirl 3 reviews from this member

This is one of our favourite sites that we have visited over the past 15 years of Touring in France, staying at various times and length. This year we Stayed on this lovely site for 2 weeks, with the Tour de France passing through Haye du Puits, on the middle Saturday.

It is a lovely quiet site with large hedged pitches, very good, clean showers and a lovely Pool with slide and large fishing lake. The family and staff are very helpful and there is a small bar where the WC football was watched.

The town of Haye du Puits is within 10 mins walk and there are good shops and Resturants there and a very good Market on a Wednesday. You can access many lovely sandy Beaches between 15/ 30mins drive and also the WW sites and Beaches 30mins + drive.

The icing on the cake was seeing the Cycle race go through the town and all the celebrations. The campsite was busy for the weekend but very well organised and did not feel crowded at all.

A wonderful Holiday despite a little rain, wonderful sitting hearing the birds, and Church Bells ringing, we love this site and as it is an easy 40 kms from Cherbourg we will return again.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ruggerman 20 reviews from this member

Sorry only stayed the one night, what a lovely site, the pitches still looked good. The facilities were in good condition and clean. It is a nice walk into hay du puits were there are plenty of shops to suit your needs. With it's location we will definitely be returning for a longer stay during the season. But not the first week of July as the Tour de France is visiting!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Phil rawson 3 reviews from this member

Just had 9 nights at this site. It was superb. Could not have wished for a better site in any way

Great size pitch. You can choose your own if they not too busy. Pool great warm enough when we were there. Nice bar area. Fab toilets and showers they're mixed male and female but don't let it put you off they're fantastic. Clean water warm on all occasions we visited

The lake great for fishing. Fish will keep you busy whatever bait your using

Two mins in car to town and supermarkets or 20 min stroll if you prefer

Great location to visit all major sights in Normandy. To sum up excellent site. Would not hesitate to recommend. 5***** no hesitation to give 10/10 for everything. Great price too

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Babysoprano 9 reviews from this member

Spent 7 nights at this site and planning to return next year for the Tour de France Grand départ.

Everything is kept spotlessly clean and all the staff are very friendly. No real shop on site apart from a few basics sold from bar area. Bread is available every morning though - just order from the office by 7 the day before. La Haye de Puits is only a 10 min walk away, good selection of shops and big market on Wednesdays.

Pool is great, never too busy while we were there and lovely temperature - not too cold at all despite what some reviews have suggested. Lots to do in local area, Bayeux, landing beaches all driveable to. Pretty towns nearby like Lessay and Portbail. Great cycling area - especially if you use the 'voies vertes', which are traffic free flat routes. One of these is accessible at bottom of hill on way into town.

Showers are push button and some don't stay on very long. It's worth checking before you choose a cubicle as there's a marked difference between them!

All in all a great site, very quiet, well organised and great value for money.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Katemundy 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a glorious ten day stay and were very impressed with the site. The camp-site is run very well by Patrice and his team who are all very polite and helpful. The pitches are all good sizes and are kept well. The toilet blocks and showers are very clean and always had plenty of hot water. There are plenty of washing up facilities which again are kept very clean and have plenty of hot water. There are washing machines and dryers should you require them. Cool-blocks can be frozen for you in the bar area as long as you name them! The swimming pool area is immaculate and the pool itself is great. There are several things for children to do including a kids club, a small park area, the lake for fishing or feeding the ducks. During the peak season, there are daily activities organised and evening entertainment is provided at the bar area. The evening activities are not at all loud and do not spoil the relaxing atmosphere of the site. The playground area does become a meeting point for young people during the evening, but they were not loud or obnoxious and not a problem at all.

There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area, including many historical sights and museums, sandy beaches, quiet villages with great restaurants and great markets.

We were very impressed with the swift way that the owner Patrice dealt with problems that arose on the site.

The local village is within walking distance and has a big market on a Wednesday. There are two supermarkets; Carrefour in the village and Inter Marche (with a petrol station) just outside.

Overall, a great site with lovely clean facilities, relaxing atmosphere all situated in a beautiful area

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