The Haute Grées campsite is in Brittany in the Côtes d’Armor. It is based in the Erquy community, a classified seaside resort renowned for its fishing port still in operation. The seaside resort is considered the capital of scallops.
Erquy is also renowned for its many soft sandy beaches. There are 9 sandy beaches, 5 pebble beaches and 2 creeks. Often ranked in the charts thanks to its superb beaches, Erquy is also located in an exceptional natural environment. Indeed, the town is right in the heart of the Grand Site de France Cap d’Erquy Cap Fréhel.
The seaside resort offers a wide selection of shops, local producers and leisure activities.
The Hautes Grées campsite has an ideal location; 400m (0.24miles) from the beaches, a marina and a stone’s throw from the GR34, voted the preferred hiking trail for the French in 2018.
The marina “Les Hôpitaux”
The port of Erquy
The Saint-Michel islet
The Cap Fréhel
The Cap of Erquy
SAINT MICHEL ISLET (500m (0.013miles): The Saint-Michel islet is linked to the coast by a natural cord of pebbles covered by the sea at rising tide. The Saint-Michel Chapel was built in the 12th century on the islet. It is accessible by foot during low tide. The Tourism office of Erquy can inform you on the tide times as well as the specific hours to cross over to the islet.
THE MARINA DES HOPITAUX (400m or 0.24miles)): The marina des Hôpitaux docks up to 150 boats during the summer.
THE CAP ERQUY (4km or 2.4miles): The Cap Erquy has a magnificent view over the bay. Come and admire breathtaking sunsets as you sit by the wild moor, swept by the wind and sun.
THE CAP ERQUY MARINA (4km or 2.4miles): The Erquy marina, capital of scallops lives to the rhythm of the tides and comes alive at the start and finish of the trawlers and recreational boats.
THE BIENASSIS CASTLE (3km or 1.8miles) : In Erquy, The Castle of Bienassis was built in the 15th century. It has a French garden, a courtyard, ramparts and moats, etc. Visits possible from April to September.
Close to the campsite
Extraordinary sites, a stone’s throw from the camp site, which will amaze you during your holidays.
Essentials in the surroundings
Cap Fréhel (15km or 9.3miles)
The highest point of the Emerald Coast, Cap Fréhel is a granitic advance or cliff on the sea. At a height of 70m (0.04miles), the pink sandstone cliffs contrast with the emerald blue of the sea. This tourist site also has a lighthouse. And the icing on the cake, from April to October you can climb the 140 steps of this lighthouse to admire the incredible birds eye view. Cap Fréhel also has an ornithological reserve where you can observe different species of birds.
Dinan (55km or 34miles)
A city of Art and History, Dinan is a medieval city made up of half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, stalls of artists and craftsmen. During your stroll, you can visit the castle of Dinan and its port where the Rance crosses.
Dinard (39.1km or 24miles)
Another seaside resort famous in the côte d’émeraude (Emerald coast). During your visit, you will discover the charm of the opulent villas of this seaside resort.
Fort La Latte (16.6km or 10miles)
The most visited private Castle of Brittany, the Fort La Latte is a fortified Castle located near the Cap Fréhel. Open to public from February to December, you can visit the interiors and the exteriors of the Castle with its beautiful gardens and watch tower.
Léhon (53km or 32miles)
Small town of character near Dinan. After a stroll through the village of Léhon, a short visit to its abbey is a must.
Pléneuf-Val-André (10,1km or 6.2miles)
A listed seaside resort, with its Val André district and its many shops. Take advantage of this getaway to discover Dahouët, an old cod fishermen’s harbour that has become a marina.
Fréhel (8.5km or 4.9miles)
A listed seaside resort with its district of Sables d’Or les Pins known in particular for its large beach and its lagoon. Fréhel also comes together with the Fréhel bourg and Pléhérel-Plage with its breathtaking view of Cap Fréhel.
Saint-Malo (46,5km or 28miles or 28.5miles)
A corsair town known for its ramparts and its port. You can walk for 2 km along ramparts and admire the 4 forts built by Vauban.
Mont Saint-Michel (90km or 55miles)
A rocky island erected in the middle of a bay. After climbing this medieval city, you can admire the view from its abbey. This rock is made up of houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Paimpol (79km or 49miles)
A municipality built around ponds, also known for its pretty port and one of the main ones in Côtes d’Armor. It is also the departure point for sea crossings to the island of Bréhat.
L’île de Bréhat (81km or 50miles)
Nicknamed the flower island, this archipelago is enchanting and allows for a total disconnection. Indeed, on this island the only means of transport is by bicycle. Bréhat can therefore be visited on foot or by bicycle. The island benefits from a privileged climate thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream. This micro-climate allows the development of many varieties of flowers such as exotic plants. Its many beaches will delight you. From April to September, departures from Erquy are offered with the maritime company Armor Navigation.