Things to do when camping in Finistère
Nestled on enviable patches of land by the sea, many of our best campsites in Finistère cater to those of us who cherish sunny days at the beach. Whether you enjoy paddling in the ocean, building sand “chateaux” or strolling along the scenic shoreline, you’ll be pleased in Finistère.
The bay of Concarneau, carving out an area in the south of the department, features gorgeous beaches with soft white sands and calm waters. The beaches of Plage des Dunes, Plage du Large Cabellou and Plage de Kerléven rival most beaches in Brittany for sheer beauty.
On the Crozon Peninsula, there are endless walking and cycling routes that reward intrepid campers with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Scattered between the rugged cliffs and blissful bays of the headland, you can savour days out by the sea on the beaches of Plage de Morgat and Plage du Minou, or discover some history of the area at Le Phare du Petit Minou Lighthouse and Landévennec Abbey.
With a biodiverse terrain, d'Armorique Nature Park is a lovely area of immense beauty that stretches from the ocean to the hilly countryside of the department’s interior. Captivating cliffs and unique rock formations characterise the shores of the park, while the hinterland features rolling green countryside primed for walking and hiking.
Nearby Fouesnant and Concarneau, the breathtaking Glénan Islands lie off the Finistère coast and wow visitors with their idyllic beaches and emerald green waters. Touted as the “Breton Tahiti”, this archipelago of nine islands can be reached by boat from the mainland. This exotic paradise boasts crystal clear waters and dazzlingly white sands.
The city of Quimper is the beating heart of Finistère, and features an elegant mix of gothic architecture and half-timbered houses. Stepping foot in the city immediately sucks you into a whirlwind of Breton history and culture, and offers top tourist attractions such as L'Orangerie de Lanniron, Saint Corentin Cathedral, Parc de Boutiguéry Botanical Garden and the Breton County Museum
With a history steeped in all things nautical, it’s no surprise that many of the best attractions in the city of Brest celebrate the sea. Notable places of interest in the city include the Brest Naval Museum, Oceanopolis Aquarium and Le Phare du Petit Minou Lighthouse.
Book a camping holiday in Finistère and discover your next favourite destination in France. Blend blissful days by the sea with nostalgic trips to some of Brittany’s most enchanting towns and villages.