L'Anse du Brick is a 5 star campsite with views over the sea and excellent swimming pool facilities. The site is part of the Les Castels chain of quality campsites and has a family atmosphere. There are 230 spacious emplacements and many have views of the sea. The campsite is laid out on terraces criss crossed by paths. You can take your tent, caravan or motorhome or rent one of the campsite's mobile homes. This French campsite is only a 10 minute drive from the Cherbourg ferry port so is ideal for short breaks or for a first family camping holiday in France.
There is access to walks and paths for forest or coastal walks and cycling, and there is direct access to the sandy beach via a footbridge over the coastal road. For young children there is a playground and the swimming pool also has a toddler shallow pool area indoors and outdoors.
The campsite is open from the beginning of April until the end of September.
Booking Your Holiday
There are sailings by ferry with Brittany Ferries and other operators to some of the following ports which are the nearest ones to L'Anse du Brick:
- • Cherbourg: 10 km (10 minutes drive)
- • St Malo: 207 km
- • Caen: 125 km
- • Le Havre: 213 km
- • Caen airport : 125 kms
- • Rennes airport: 229 km
- • Beauvais Airport: 334 kms
- • Paris Charles De Gaulle: 416 kms
- • Paris Orly: 372 kms
Drivers - GPS Warning - Directions
If you fill in the address of the campsite, the GPS will send you by a small tourist road. This is a steep and difficult road for caravans. To avoid this steep road via Maupertus-sur-mer, you need to follow the easy coast road (see further details on campsite's own website); You just need to fill in first the address : 674 rue du 8 mai 1945, Tourlaville
Then, fill in the address: 5 La Heugue, Fermanville
Before arriving in Fermanville, 7 km after Tourlaville, you will see l’Anse du Brick. The entrance of the campsite is on your right side, the beach is on your left side.
Things to Do in the Area
Barfleur - (20 km, 20 minutes drive)
Barfleur is a small coastal town and harbour where you will find restaurants and shops to browse and an 11th Century historic church of St Nicolas that is well worth a visit. There is also a lighthouse you can visit -
St Vaast La Hougue
St Vaast La Hougue is a fishing and sailing port that is also known for its oyster farming. There are also restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Offshore you will find the small island named Tatihou, which is famed for nature reserves and can be visited by tourist boat..
Le parc animalier de Montaigu La Brisette - Parc Saint Martin
See llamas, zebras, wolves in a 15 hectare setting. Pony rides or carraige rides.http://zoomontaigu.fr/
Le Phare de Gatteville (Gatteville-le-Phare)
On North East corner of the peninsula, you might enjoy visiting this lighthouse and maybe climbing up to see the view.
The Scriptorial in Avranches
Contains some of the precious ancient manuscripts from the Abbey at Mont St Michel. Website
A lovely small town, famous as a yachting centre. It is just five and a half miles north of the Campsite. Here you will also find the Christian Dior and Richard Anacreon Museum.
An interesting village or small town to visit at in central Normandy. An American paratrooper landed on the steeple during WW2 (and survived !). To this day a model of a parachuting soldier hangs from the steeple in the town centre. There is also an excellent military museum to visit, the Airborne Museum, dedicated to American Paratroopers - Website. There are also a few excellent take-away sandwich shops and restaurants!
World War 2 Museums and Historic Sites
There are many sites to be seen in Normandy, related to World War 2. There are numerous WW2 sites which can be seen in Avranches such as the Avranches museum and for information about the General Patten memorial click here. The D-Day celebrations take place this year from 5th to 7th June. Bayeux also has an excellent museum and of course all along the northern coast of Normandy you will find the D-Day landing beaches. Here is a picture of part of the Atlantic Wall, the German wartime defence which you can see at Granville :
The Aquarium du Roc in Granville
Worth a visit. Website
Normandy Local Produce
Many local producers of cheese, cider etc can be visited throughout Normandy.
Mont St Michel (about 2.5 hours drive from campsite)
A magnificent abbey on an island. One of the first sites to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This is busy but well worth a visit if you haven't already been to this most visited Tourist Attraction in France ! The narrow streets can get busy in high season and you may find them difficult with very young children and buggies. If you have young children and are desperate to see it then it might be a good idea to try and get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds.
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