Camping Le Beaupré
Close to the small port of Kercabellec
The port of Kercabellec is a must-see for oyster and shellfish lovers. The oyster farmers of Mesquer-Quimiac (oyster and shellfish producers) welcome you all year round in their establishments by the sea or by stalls and offer you locally produced shellfish. You will find Kercabellec oysters on the menu in many restaurants on the Guérande Peninsula. The rue du Port, which leads to the channel, is lined with small stone houses of undisputed charm. Witnesses to the maritime activity of past centuries, the defiles of Kercabellec (traditional strandings) house magnificent wooden boats. The port of Kercabellec is also the ideal starting point for your walks and hikes. Towards the beach or towards the salt marshes ...
If you have a little time before you start new activities, meet at the Port Office to admire Fabienne Laurent's craft treasures.
Do you like golf?
Le Mesquer golf course, two kilometers from camping, is a compact 9-hole golf course of 1000 meters, wooded, ideal for beginners and experienced, and excellent for training courses.
Golf meetings in July and August: every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. (meetings canceled in July and August except the one on Saturday August 8 which is subject to change)
Inter-season golf meetings, except for January and February: the last Saturday afternoon of each month at 14 p.m. (meetings canceled for 2020). Possibility of individual and group lessons by appointment with J. DENJEAN, tel. : 06.12.55.54.78.
Subscriptions and green fees : In season, permanence at the Golf Club-House from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 16 p.m. to 19 p.m. Off-season, contact the Mesquer Quimiac Tourist Office (tel: 02.40.42.64.37).
Do you prefer tennis?
In Mesquer, the practice of tennis and Padel can be done outdoors only.
The indoor court and the 4 outdoor courts are accessible every day by prior registration. (no light outside)
Group lessons, tennis courses during school holidays: information from Mr Dominique Plunian 06.99.37.48.02
Registration in July and August at the wooden chalet of the club à la Vigne (07 85 35 72 14).
Registration in September and June at the Tourist Office on opening days and times (02 40 42 64 37).
For the sailors ...
Individual courses in dinghy or sailing in a Fillao schooner or discovery in sea kayaking and Stand Up Paddle are offered at the MESQUER-QUIMIAC nautical base. This is theboating school in white country PIRIAC-SUR-MER / LA TURBALLE / MESQUER-QUIMIAC, the first French sailing school in the Pays de la Loire. It was recognized in 2015 for its ability to accommodate all types of audiences (individuals, families, groups, sea classes, works councils, disabled people, etc.). Navigation on the water is supervised during your rental or private lessons. You can also choose an exceptional nautical activity supervised by qualified instructors. Year-round navigation is possible with the club on Wednesdays and / or Saturdays. The reception of groups is planned (school sailing, sea lessons, management and works councils, etc.). Call to inquire. They also provide access to training in sailing instructor! Internship - rental - private lessons - boat ride and hike ... And your sailing dreams come true!
Do you know the Défi du Traict?
Le Traict Challenge invites you to discover navigation on old rigs (Yoles de Bantry & de Ness, sails and oars). You will have the choice of half-day or full-day sailing in a family atmosphere.
The Association “Le Défi du Traict” was set up in September 1997 to respond to the competition for the construction of a 1796 skiff known as “de Bantry” launched by the magazine Chasse Marée.
According to the wish of the founders, this construction took place as part of a program for the integration of young people in difficulty. The first elements of the axial frame of the boat were assembled on November 15, 1999 at the Otarie shipyard in Arzal. Construction continued at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St Nazaire and was completed on June 30, 2000. The partnership of the Caisse d'Epargne de St Nazaire enabled the Yole Le Traict to create an event in Brest with a magnificent baptism, a launch of the Belem bushings on July 13, 2000. Since then, the Yole has been sailing with its members all year round in Mesquer and takes part in maritime events. The Association is also still part of a social action thanks to its partnership with the reintegration organization IPFA.
The salt marshes of Mès
The Mès salt marshes cover 350 hectares in the municipalities of Mesquer, Saint-Molf and Assérac. They are part of the 2 hectares of salt marshes that make up the Guérande peninsula. For nearly 000 years, generations of salt workers have created and maintained this unique landscape, classified as a “Remarkable natural site” in 1. Their artisanal production technique respects the environment and contributes to the ecological richness of the site. A salt marsh is irrigated via a pond, at the daily rhythm of the tides. During the saunaison period, the salt worker admits sea water into the mudflat through a trap door. From there, under the effect of a slight difference in level, it turns the water around in the saltworks, through a series of basins built in clay. Under the action of the sun and the wind, the water heats up, evaporates and the salt content increases. It becomes brine. In the last settling basin called the carnation, the salt crystallizes. The fine and light crystals floating in large plates on the surface of the water constitute the “flower of salt”. The "coarse salt" or "gray salt", the harvest of which is much more productive, forms at the bottom of the carnation. Winter and spring are devoted to maintenance work and then to preparing the marsh for the summer harvest, which takes place from June to September. The quality of Guérande salt was recognized by the Label Rouge in 500 and the Marshes of Guérande and Mès have been labeled "Remarkable Site" of taste since 1994.
A great place for hiking ...
Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the salt marshes by going as close as possible to the salt marsh culture and the natural treasures of this exceptional site, is a most striking experience. With a keen eye, you will move from salt flats to small port and coastal path, encountering breathtaking landscapes of beauty, colors and authenticity, meeting numerous, curious and astonishing birds. In all seasons, this hiking route which borrows portions of the coastal path, offers its charms: The strong winter wind which sweeps the clouds and speckles the rocks and the beach with chiaroscuro, to the joyful sparkle of spring, enlivening the hedgerows around the salt marshes, the footsteps of the walker are never in vain and always lead them out of time, to the front row of the ocean. Choose the app Alltrails, and discover the hikes near the camping. If your heart tells you and you like to walk, download here the Pointe de Merquel hiking file who will guide you through the fabulous landscapes of the salt marshes, walk about 10 kilometers of pure happiness.
… And by bike!
If for you happiness is more by bike than on foot, then do not hesitate to combine the pleasure of these two characteristic activities of this “Flow Tourism”, so popular to take advantage of your holidays to rest, recharge your batteries and take the time to live and discover. A boucle a little less than 17 kilometers takes you between Saint-Lyphard - Saint-Molf and Mesquer to, along a perfectly marked and secure route ideally suited to families, explore this territory of water: The Presqu'île de Guérande . An unusual stroll, from the Brière marshes to the salt marshes, opening onto the Atlantic Ocean. Another route is to guide you from Mesquer to Pénestin. 33 kilometers - 5 hours of travel from Kercabellec near the camping de Beaupré, to take you along the Traict de Rostu and its salt marshes. You will appreciate the incredible view from the tip of Pen-Bé. Then, heading north, you will follow the coast and discover the bay of Pont-Mahé, the tip of Bile, to finish in style at La Mine d'Or! Finally the bike ride Mesquer - Piriac sur Mer - La Turballe is an enchantment for all those who like to travel between land, salt and sea. You will leave Mès in the bocage, for a walk where the range of colors of landscapes of salt marshes, bocage and ocean is offered to you. From the salty and salty flavors of the small port of Kercabellec to the rustic flavors of the bocage, the tour ends in the heart of the Bois de Boulle.
For tailor-made tourism
Live to the rhythm of the ocean, stroll along the beaches, discover the flora and fauna on foot or by canoe kayak, practice sailing, tennis, horseback riding, golf, fishing on foot and of course the cycling, visiting museums, meeting salt workers from the salt marshes, visiting the medieval town of Guérande, going to exhibitions, taking a guided tour of the salt flats ... Whether you are sporty, nature or heritage lover, a thousand ideas getaways await you for an unforgettable vacation from the camping The Beaupré.
The “Must” of the region
- 10 kilometers away: Guérande
- 13 kilometers away: The salt marshes
- 15 kilometers away: The Brière Regional Natural Park
- 17 kilometers away: La Baule
- 29 kilometers away: Saint-Nazaire
- 31 kilometers away: Escal'atlantic
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