Discover all the activities offered near Camping de Locouarn in South Finistère
Locouarn campsite, located in Clohars-Carnoët near the town of Guidel, offers a range of activities and has plenty of ideas for days out.
It seems everyone is staring at a computer screen, phone or other digital device these days, putting a serious strain on their health At Locouarn campsite, we suggest you disconnect and recharge your batteries by joining in some activities close to nature.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy near the campsite : hiking, watersports, markets, walks in the forest, going to festivals, discovering the local gastronomy and the rich cultural and natural heritage.
(*) For the more bitten or those who want to stay informed, the campsite offers a free WIFI internet connection at the reception.
Activities in the heart of nature at Locouarn campsite
Our campsite, located near Doëlan, Quimperlé and Lorient, organises plenty of activities to get you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It also provides the perfect setting for relaxing and admiring the stunning landscapes that blend in with the natural surroundings.
And if you take a walk or hike in the forest you’ll be amazed at the variety of fauna and flora.
Discover a range of watersports at Locouarn campsite in Clohars-Carnoët
Locouarn campsite is located in Clohars-Carnoët in Finistère near Guidel, the ideal destination for enjoying a range of watersports.
If you are looking for an idyllic destination near the beach ? in southern Brittany, Locouarn campsite is the ideal choice. There are three very different sandy beaches located near the campsite.
Whether you just want to relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at a spot of surfing or sailing, we guarantee that there’s something for every age.
Discover the beaches near Locouarn campsite
Not far from Pont-Aven, Quimperlé and Concarneau is « Grands Sables » beach, a beach that has maintained its charm of yesteryear. This delightful beach was where the coastal resort came to life when sea bathing became popular in the 1850s. It is a favourite with families with children.
Another popular beach nearby is « Plage de Bellangenet ». This is the largest and no doubt the busiest beach in the area offering practical facilities such as a large car park, disabled access and lifeguards in July and August.
The more adventurous amongst you may prefer « Kérou » beach which is a great surfing spot. Thanks to the gentle slope of the beach, the long trains of swell break and the waves form a tube shape. Nearly 300 surfers surf at Kérou beach throughout the year increasing to 600 in the summer.
Sailing enthusiasts will find what they are looking for at Pouldu sailing centre which offers lessons throughout the year. You can also organise a paddle down the Laïta river in a canoe with your family or friends.
Hiking around Locouarn campsite near Doëlan
There are plenty of activites in and around Clohars Carnoët that involve exploring the stunning natural sites and we would be only too pleased to give you information on walks and hikes that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
Is your idea of a great holiday exploring nature, admiring landscapes and the fauna and flora ? Here at Locouarn campsite, we have plenty of suggestions of hiking trails where you can breathe in the scent of the forest or the fresh sea air. You will find all the information and itineraries you need on walking, horse riding, canoeing and stand-up paddle at the campsite reception.
Hikes on the GR 34
Located near Pont-aven, Quimperlé and Lorient, Camping de Locouarn offers hiking enthusiasts, as well as lovers of nature and beautiful landscapes, the famous hike on the GR34 which crosses Clohars-Carnoët. You can also find a marked mountain bike trail from the campsite taking you to the coast.
Also known as the customs trail, this coastal path which stretches over 1700 km was created in the 18th century to discourage smuggling. It will lead you to the pretty harbour of Doëlan and from here you can head for the town’s stunning sandy beaches.
Along the way you can admire a variety of coastal landscapes including magnificent cliffs, sandy beaches and rias. If you head slightly inland, the path will lead you past an impressive heritge including chapels, fountains, calveries, covered alleys and ruins dating back to the Middle Ages.
Discover the forest activities at Camping de Locouarn
Located in Clohars-Carnoët in the Finistère department near Concarneau, Camping de Locouarn invites you to walk in the forest and enjoy the natural spaces of the region, alone, with family or friends.
Between Quimperlé and Clohars-Carnoët is the Toulfoën forest, a true haven of peace to recharge your batteries. An ancient ducal and then royal forest full of legends, it is claimed in particular that it had sheltered the lair of Conomor, a bloodthirsty Breton king who killed all his wives as soon as they gave him a child.
Although the legend is quite gloomy, the Toulfoën forest is above all a marvelous natural site, filled with the scents of the undergrowth, where it is possible to take real hikes along the Laïta river as well as numerous streams.
Enjoy the site and activities of Saint-Maurice Abbey
Lovers of beautiful stones and parks can visit Saint-Maurice Abbey and its wooded park in Clohars-Carnoët.
The ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Saint-Maurice stand on the right bank of the Laïta, in the Carnoët forest. It was Abbot Maurice Duault of Langonnet Abbey who was responsible for founding it in 1177 on land offered by Conan IV Duke of Brittany.
The park and exhibitions can be visited in a protected natural site.
You can, during a self-guided or guided tour, discover the history of the historic buildings, the oldest of which date back to the 13th century, understand the life of Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages thanks to the permanent exhibition, contemplate the silhouette of the century-old sequoias
A classified landscape, property of the Conservatoire du Littoral, the abbey site of Saint Maurice is also a place for observing fauna and flora, an environment combining sea and forest.
Unique, you observe, through an infrared camera, the protected colony of bats which inhabit the attic of the Abbot’s home.
Camping de Locouarn, your ecological campsite for discovering gastronomy
Would you like to discover regional products? Located in Clohars-Carnoët in the Finistère department, Camping de Locouarn offers local products at the reception desk.
- Cider and apple juice purchased directly from the producer located in Riec-sur-Belon.
- Breads and pastries in high season provided by a bakery in Clohars-Carnoët
Everywhere around the campsite there is a diverse and local catering offer with its snack bars, restaurants, creperies and sales of fresh seafood (Doëlan auction) and market garden products directly from the source or in the many surrounding markets.
Discover local markets throughout the week
Located in Le Pouldu, near Quimperlé and Lorient, Camping de Locouarn invites you to find out about the days on which the different local markets are held:
- Le Pouldu: Wednesday morning
- Clohars-Carnoët: Saturday morning
- Guidel: Sunday and Wednesday morning
- Moëlan-sur-mer: Tuesday morning
- Quimperlé: every day at the market halls
- Riec-sur-Belon: Wednesday morning
- Pont-Aven: Tuesday morning
- Quimper: Wednesday and Saturday morning
- Hennebont: Thursday morning
- Larmor Plage: Sunday morning
- Ploemeur: Wednesday and Sunday morning
- Concarneau: Monday and Friday morning, every day at the halls
- Lorient: every day at the market halls, except Sunday and Monday