27th June - 11th July 2020
So for all you early bookers here are the dates for next years Quiberon holiday. Of course you may choose the dates most suited to you. As usual there will be some Seavets on site in advance to welcome you.
If you are interested in joining the group or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Seavets have been visiting the Quiberon Peninsula in southern Brittany for 17 years, and it has proved to be very popular - good winds for sailing and many places to visit on low wind days, and for the non sailors.
Most people come in caravans or motorhomes to the 'Camping Municipal de Penthievre' campsite. The site does not take bookings but is large and fairly empty at the time that we go, so there has never been a problem with camping together in or near to "Seavets Alley". The Alley is close to the beach but you will probably need a 'humpit' or something similar to transport all your gear to the water - including deckchair and sunbathing equipment etc.
For those not in camping mode there is a hotel, the Petit Matelot, virtually opposite the site, which does B&B. Some Seavets have also stayed at the Hotel Bretagne in St Pierre about 10 minutes drive from the site. This hotel has a very good restaurant plus a snack bar for lighter meals. It is only one street back from the seafront and just the ticket for an evening stroll by the sea. There are, of course, many other hotels in the area which you can find on Google.
Group meals are organised at a variety of restaurants, all good quality food - it is France after all - and people gather on the campsite for coffee or something stronger on an ad hoc basis. All good fun.
You will be able to sail for around 3 hours either side of high water. Tide Table July 2019. When the tide is out - and it goes out a long way - there are many options for other activities. cycle trips are often put together and many go to see the Cote Sauvage, the Standing Stones at Carnac, visit Auray with its quaint harbour of St Goustain, or, if you have transport, go even further afield to Vannes and around the Gulf of Morbihan. The summer train service runs to and from Auray and Quiberon with many stops along the way and Penthievre station is right on the edge of the campsite. Quiberon town is a delight and you can while away time there shopping in the boutiques and market or dining at the many restaurants along the seafront.
Everyone chooses their own mode of transport across La Manche, with ferries to and from all the Channel ports or the Shuttle from Folkestone. People choose their own dates to arrive and depart - some stay for a month, others for a couple of weeks and some just call in for a day or two. This is a very laid back holiday so it's all up to the individuals concerned. The dates given are only guidelines as to when the tide is good and when the local facilities are open etc.