One of the really fabulous campsites that we’ve visited in the past is Les Mouettes campsite in Carantec in Northern Brittany. In both the summer of 2009 and also in 2010 we caught the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff and traveled to this super family friendly campsite.
Carantec and Les Mouettes campsite can be found a stones throw from the port of Les Mouettes which is one of the reasons we fancied trying it in the first place. With several young children at the time, we were slightly concerened that the long ferry crossing would leave us all feeling a little stressed and so we chose a campsite that was close to the port.
Les Mouettes itself is a wonderful campsite with some really great facilities and activities on offer. The swimming pool is absolutely fantastic with a great family pool, children’s pool, lazy river and some really great water slides. When we returned in 2010 they had also added a very useful indoor pool which is great when the weather isn’t so good.
To compliment the swimming pool complex, Les Mouettes also boasted a great range of activities for all members of the family. There’s a pebble beach right next to the campsite and another sandy beach a short distance away. Our kids spent ages collecting a variety of interesting looking shells!
Another great feature was the play area and sports field. We took a football with us and our kids spent ages kicking a ball around on the field. The play park at Les Mouettes, as many other campsites in France is fantastic. There’s a great range of equipment with a variety of climbing frames, slides and interesting looking apparatus for them to climb on.
The campsite also boasts a great range of places to eat and drink. The bar is great as it overlooks the swimming pool. On one particular day when the weather wasn’t brilliant we sat on the side whilst our eldest went into the large pool. We were in the perfect place to watch him without needing to go in ourselves.
Along with the bar, the campsite also has a great restaurant which offers a selection of different types of food and a brilliant snack bar and take away which offered a variety of fast foods such as burgers, pizza’s and chips.
We had a fantastic time at Les Mouettes on both occasions and we’d recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want a massive onward journey when they arrive in France!