Camping Le Conguel****
Here is a superb campsite with excellent facilities for the whole family. The campsite is situated in an idyllic location at the tip of the Quiberon Peninsula.
Opposite the entrance to Le Conguel is a sandy beach which is ideal for children. There are plenty of shallow rock pools at low tide to keep children busy hunting for small fish and crabs. For those interested in sailing or windsurfing, there is plenty of opportunity as the sea is protected by the peninsula, making conditions ideal.
The town of Quiberon is located just under a mile from the campsite and is lively with plenty of activity, even out of the main high season. From early July through to late August the site organises daytime activities for adults and children and in the evening, discos, barbecues, quiz nights, etc.
Belle-Ile is a beautiful island off the coast, visited by artists such as Matisse and Monet and well worth the trip. A ferry (foot passengers only) takes approximately thirty minutes and leaves from the local Port Maria in Quiberon.
The Sunday Times, in its search for the 20 best beaches of Europe, chose the Plage du Conguel, at Quiberon – the beach opposite the campsite we use. It is the first beach on its list and featured in the Travel Section in January 2010. It is a glorious beach overlooking a truly magnificent, sheltered bay with views across to Carnac and Belle-Ile. This article has created considerable demand for our campsite at Quiberon, as we were named by the Sunday Times as the Company that hire out mobile homes on this campsite, and we would therefore suggest that if you would like to go to this campsite, that you book as soon as possible.
The Quiberon Peninsula is in an idyllic situation and at the tip where Camping Le Conguel is, makes the perfect setting for a seaside holiday. The tranqility and its unspoilt landscape is a pleasure for walkers, hikers and nature lovers to enjoy.The Peninsula has around 40 kilometers of walking trails, more than half edging the sea. You can explore the ‘Wild Coast’, the sandy beaches, fishing ports and Port Haliguen. Inland paths take you past stone walls that encircle moorland villages, passing by mills, and stone cottages. Set back from the sea, there are small villages still enjoying the life of ‘yesteryear’ where families live by fishing and the cultivation of their plots of land. Side Bay, at St. John is noted for its ancient chapel. Kernorvan by its narrow streets lined with white houses. You will find megaliths (standing ancient stones), ruins of churches and chapels and charming little villages.
As you go on to the Peninsula you see the vast beaches of Penthievre. To the left the beach looks over the sheltered Quiberon bay and to the right (the west side) the beach has the really challenging waves that surfers love. When the wind is just right, this is a dedicated surfers delight. At low tide this immense beach is ideal for sand yachting.
There are sailing schools that organize sailing courses for all levels – dinghies, catamarans, windsurfers, etc.
You can take part in sea fishing excursions, beginners or experienced., on a well equipped and comfortable boat in a friendly atmosphere . Your catch will delight your family!
Just a boat ride away are some beautiful islands.
Belle-Ile en Mer is the largest of the Breton islands (20km by 9km with 100km of coastline). It owes its name to the beauty and diversity of its landscapes. Belle Ile has two distinct coast lines, one that is hilly and lined with large sandy beaches and the other area of coast that is ‘wild’ rocky and steep where the waves crash against the rocks. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Belle-Ile has a warm and sunny climate. Little wonder that this island has attracted artists such as Matisse, Monet, and more. You can get there by ferry (foot passengers only) from Port Maria in Quiberon and the crossing time is 30 minutes. If you want, you can hire a car (needs to be done before you leave Quiberon)
Houat. Visitors come here for the calm of its fishing port, the quite village of Houat (there is only one village) with its pretty whitewashed cottages overlooking the harbourg, and its scenic beauty – ideal for walkers. Houat is only 5km by 1km. There is a ferry from Quiberon out to Houat.