As a family we have now been on 3 Eurocamp holidays, each time staying in one of their chalets. The last 2 years we have visited Brittany in France and had a fantastic family holiday.
Last summer we stayed at the L’Atlantique Campsite in Beg Meil. We took the overnight ferry over from Portsmouth to St Malo which felt like the start to the holiday and was an adventure in itself. We booked a cabin on the way out which I would definitely recommend doing and headed there on arrival to unload our bag, we then explored the boat which boasted a number of restaurants, a bar, soft play area, a cinema and a couple of shops. The girls played in the soft play while we had a drink before heading to our cabin where we slept until we arrived in St Mao the following morning.
The drive between St Malo and the campsite was about two and a half hours so we arrived about lunch time and were able to get into our chalet at 3pm. If you can I would definitely recommend going for a Espirit chalet rather than a classic, we have stayed in both and the Espirit felt much roomier. Once unpacked we headed to the local supermarket which is a 5 minute drive away and stocked up with food and wine.
We did a mixture of cooking or a BBQ in the chalet and eating out. There is a restaurant onsite which is reasonable and a restaurant within walking distance along the beach. There was a bar area with regular entertainment for the kids, crazy golf, a massive indoor soft play, a campsite shop and a decent sized pool which can get very busy, especially in August but there is a fantastic beach just a short walk away.
The campsite is right next to a nature reserve which you walk through to get to the beach and you can also travel along bike trails alongside the reserve. We took bikes with us which if you have the room I would definitely recommend as it allows you to explore further than you would do on foot.
After our 10 night stay we took the ferry back which was during the day this time. We were concerned that with a 7 hour trip the children might get bored but by the time we’d had 2 meals on board, watched a film in the cinema and enjoyed the panto we were back in Portsmouth.
Eurocamp holidays are a great way to visit France, Spain or Italy at a reasonable price and you can bring the price down further by camping in a tent.
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