Local towns near Camping du Quinquis
This section of our website provides some information about the the towns near the campsite. If you are looking for the nearest supermarket or cash machine, the best local beaches or simply places to visit this is where to start......
Le Pouldu and Beaches
Le Pouldu is our nearest village and is where you will find the local beaches and cafes. There are a couple of gift shops and cafes but Le Pouldu is known for the beaches rather than shopping.
Le Pouldu has 3 excellent beaches - everybody ends up with their favourite - Kerou, Grand Sable and Bellangenet. There is a coastal path that links all 3 beaches and will then take you round the headland to the River Laita Estuary. This is a great way to see all of the coastline and view the beaches from the clifftops. There is more information on walks in the campsite reception.
There is also a lovely beach at Pouldu Port and the estuary in particular exposes excellent rock pools at low tide.
Pouldu Port has an excellent restaurant and a wonderful bar overlooking the river and there is an interesting walk along the river from Posmoric Port back towards the campsite.
Clohars-Carnoet is the nearest town with shops, banks and a post office. Clohars is about 2kms from the campsite and the nearest supermarket is just at the entrance to the village.
This is a Carrefour Contact and is has a pretty good range of food and groceries. There is also a 24/7 petrol station at Carrefour.
In the town centre itself you will also find a couple of cashpoint machines, an excellent hardware store, a fish stall, a deli and a (non-horse meat) butcher.
There is a small food market in front of the town hall on Saturday mornings.
Doelan is a delightfully unspoilt fishing harbour where you can enjoy a meal or a drink overlooking the beautiful harbour area.
Guidel is bigger than Clohars and Doelan and is a good place to visit on Sunday mornings. The market here has loads of goodies to tempt you. There is a great wine shop in the market square and a number of gift shops. Guidel also has a recently extended SuperU supermarket.
Just beyond Guidel itself is Guidel Plage and Larmor Plage. Lamour is a wonderful place to sip steaming hot coffee and watch the locals take their dog for a carry.
Head for Moelan to visit the beaches of Kerfany, Les-Pins, Trenez where you can cross the causeway to explore the German gun batteries. There are lots of coastal walks from these beaches.
Quimperle is a fair size town with all kinds of shops and facilities. There is a good market on Friday mornings and the walk along the riverside by the stunning floral displays towards the daily fish market is a great way to see the town's mediaeval quarter.
Pont Aven is about 20kms north of the campsite and is famous for the residency of Paul Gaugin and his pals. It is very picturesque with the river running through the middle of the town.
There are something like 35 art galleries and exhibitions around town so keep your wallet locked away. You can also hire small motorboats there for a river trip.
About 15kms north of Pont Aven is Concarneau with its fabulous walled fortress in the middle of the harbour. It is the third largest fishing port in France and a good all year round resort.
The Museum of Fishing and chocolate shops are worth a visit inside the walled fort.