Discover all the activities available at Locouarn campsite in southern 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.
Hiking on the GR34 coastal path
Locouarn campsite is ideally located for exploring nature and admiring the stunnning landscapes along the GR34 hiking path that passes through Clohars-Carnoët. There is also a marked mountain bike trail that leads 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 near Locouarn campsite near Guidel
Locouarn campsite located near Concarneau is the ideal base from which to explore the forest with your family, friends or solo.
Toulfoën forest, located between Quimperlé and Clohars-Carnoët, is a haven of peace and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Once a ducal forest then a royal forest steeped in history, legend has it that the forest sheltered Conomor’s hideout, a blood thirsty Breton king who killed all of his wives once they had given him a child.
The legend may be somewhat gloomy, but Toulfoën forest is in fact an outstanding natural site, where you can breathe in that wonderful foresty scent and enjoy lovely walks along Laïta river and other streams.
Abbey of Saint-Maurice: visit and activities
Saint-Maurice abbey and its wooded park in Clohars Carnoët offer a great day out for history enthusiasts.
The ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Saint Maurice are located on the right bank of Laïta river in Carnoët forest.
The abbey was founded by abbot Maurice Duault of Langonnet in 1177 on a plot of land offered by Conan IV, Duke of Brittany.
The park and exhibition are located in a conservation area.
Through a self or guided tour, discover the history of the buildings, the oldest of which date back to the 13th century, learn about the life of the Cisercian monks in the Middle Ages through the permanent exhibition and admire the centuries old sequoia trees…
This site, a designed landscape owned by the coastal protection agency, is also an observation area for fauna and flora.
Through an infrared camera, you can observe the protected colony of bats which live in the loft of the abbot’s lodge. You can also learn about the surprising life of these little known mammals through an exhibition.
Discover the local specialities at Locouarn, your eco-friendly campsite
Fancy trying some of the local specialities ? You will find a selection of local products for sale at the campsite reception :
- Cider and apple juice bought directly from the producer in Riec-sur-Belon.
- Bread and pastries in peak season supplied by an organic bakery
There are also plenty of different types of restaurants and crêperies near the campsite as well as shops selling local produce, farm shops and markets.
Discover the weekly local markets
Here we have listed the dates and places of the local markets located within easy reach of the campsite :
- Le Pouldu : Wednesday morning
- Clohars-Carnoët : Saturday morning
- Guidel : Sunday and Wesnesday morning
- Moëlan-sur-mer : Tuesday morning
- Quimperlé : covered market everyday
- 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, covered market everyday
- Lorient : covered market everyday except Sunday and Monday