The location is idyllic, and I would highly recommend this part of Brittany. Great coastal walks, lovely sandy beaches, lots to see. I would recommend this site, but only if you have a pitch with a sea view, the weather is calm and sunny, and you're child free. Hours could easily be lost gazing over the bay, especially at sunset. It's a fantastic location. Unfortunately I wouldn't rate the facilities at this site as highly as others we've visited. Pitches are small as every inch of this small site has been utilised, only 1 communal loo block / washing up area, a bit of a trek in the middle of the night. Site not really suitable for teenagers, as we quickly learnt. They rapidly lost interest in the view and spent their time complaining that there were hardly any English kids to meet, which is important when you're 13, the play area was only suitable for kiddies, and the pool is basic.
We also got caught out by the weather taking a turn for the worse at the end of the holiday, and then the pitch positioning wasn't so fun.
I would add that the pitches on this site are very reasonable, and the staff are very pleasant.
This was our first ever experience of camping abroad 'family style' but it was a very pleasant introduction. We camped here for about five days but stayed at three sites in Brittany, Vendee and Loire Valley so packed a good amount of experience into our trip.
Anyway, Port L'Epine is a great spot on a tiny peninsula surrounded by the sea and appealing beaches (although quite rocky in places). The pine trees indicated in the name provide a pretty back-drop to the site and if you're lucky enough to get a plot overlooking the sea it's quite a perfect location.
The plots are of a decent size with good hedge and small tree cover allowing for a reasonable amount of protection and privacy. Toilet/Shower facilities are very good, nice and modern and even attractively lit at night! They are kept clean and my only gripe might be that if there were a few more then it might not be so necessary to queue at times.
The site appears to be mainly populated by the Dutch who make sociable and respectful neighbours. Restaurant facilities seem quite good, serving straight-forward fare. We only used the take-away facility but found this very useful and tasty enough.
There are pool facilities but our little boy was only 1yrs old and suffering from eczema so we didn't take him in the pool. All the older children seemed to adore these facilities, so much so that I didn't get the opportunity to have a quiet swim but to be expected, I suppose.
We hired a fridge which was very useful.
We had our bikes with us and went on a cycle ride along one of the pre-described tourist routes nearby which was pleasant although not a revelation.
Staff were all very helpful and courteous and overall I would recommend the site highly.
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