Get around, get active, everything is on your doorstep
South Finistère is a wonderful holiday destination with nature all around. In this haven of peace beside the sea, and particularly at Les Grands Sables, a campsite in Le Pouldu, there are numerous activities on offer.
At this campsite in Le Pouldu with beaches within walking distance, you have the advantage of a weekly market held every Wednesday and a night market on Sundays that bustles with life during the summer. All amenities, local shops including a grocery, café, bar/tobacconist/newsagent, a post office and tourist office can be found nearby. In the evening you can walk from Les Grands Sables campsite to discover local culinary specialities, to spend the evening at a crêperie or a restaurant, to enjoy a concert or an evening's traditional entertainment, or a firework display followed by dancing…
Have fun on the water with water-based activities
Part of Finistère's attraction is its proximity to the sea and also its rivers, providing opportunities for a wide range of recreational watersports. Les Grands Sables beach has a watersports centre. Sheltered from the wind and the waves, this centre is perfect for families with young children. The nearby beach at Bellangenet is livelier, and is ideal for teenagers and families (beach volleyball, weekly sports tournaments). The beach at Kérou is the perfect spot for board sports, especially surfing and paddle-boarding. Its surf school, sailing club and the opportunity to go canoe-kayaking on the river will make this beach a great favourite with board sports and white water enthusiasts.
Activities on dry land
If you're happier keeping your feet on dry land, you're bound to find other sports to enjoy, such as tennis, the organised sports events on the beach, or pastimes like sea angling (bass, bream etc.) or river angling (salmon, trout, pike etc.). For keen salmon anglers, the nearby rivers Ellé, Isole and Laïta are rated amongst the best rivers in France. There are also delightful hikes such as the GR 34 long distance trail, mountain bike circuits and coastal paths to suit all abilities and all ages, through the countryside, through forests or following streams and rivers. One walk not to be missed is the "Chemin des Peintres" (the Painters' Way) starting from the Maison Musée in Le Pouldu which was a great source of inspiration to the post-impressionist painters of the late 19th century. As you follow the paths on foot or by bike, you'll discover the hidden treasures of this wonderful part of Brittany, with beautiful panoramic views in places. Alternatively, you can opt to explore the region on horseback and hire a mount for a few hours. A "Pass Nature" card can be obtained from the commune of Clohars-Carnoët/Le Pouldu, giving you access to one sport per day (at a very low cost) for a week.