Camping la Vanlée
France, Normandy, Manche, Bréhal
- +33 2 33 61 63 80
- 1 May - 30 September.
Alan Rogers Review
La Vanlée is a large, traditional municipal site with direct access to a huge sandy beach and dunes. Recently taken over by a new resident manager, the site is undergoing modernisation (new 10A electricity supply on a third of the site and a new reception). All of the 466 marked pitches are on open, sandy grass, some on uneven but firm ground. The roads are tarmac, but driving for some distance over grass is required to reach most pitches, giving a feeling of wild camping. Some 25 per cent of the site is occupied by semi-residential caravans, but there is usually plenty of free space away from them.
The village of Saint Martin de Bréhal is a short walk away and offers shops and restaurants and a long seafront for those who just wish to stroll. There is a nine-hole links golf course and a large equestrian centre nearby where horses are brought from all over the world to train on the sands. This area experiences the highest and lowest tides in Europe, and mussels and oysters can be collected from the beach at low tide. A supermarket, shops and Tuesday market can be found at Bréhal.
Five toilet blocks, although only two were open at the time of our visit. Heating systems in two blocks were recently upgraded. Washbasins in cabins (no doors) with hot and cold water. Pushbutton showers. Hairdryer points. Good accessible facilities. Washing and drying facilities. Shop, bar, brasserie and takeaway (July/Aug). TV room. Games room. Multisports pitch. Boules. (July/Aug). Activity programme for all age groups including live concerts and theatre performances. WiFi (charged). Torches useful.
From north or south on D971 enter Bréhal. Leave on D592, signed Camping la Vanlée. Entering St Martin-de-Bréhal follow signs for ‘camping-golf’. Continue alongside golf course directly to site.Link to campsite location map on google
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