Gulf of Morbihan
Pénestin, the ideal holiday destination!
Surrounded by the Gulf of Morbihan to the north, and the Guérande peninsula to the south, life is seriously good in Pénestin! It might be renowned for the beauty of its beach at La Mine d’Or, but it’s also home to those delicious pole-grown “bouchot” mussels that can be enjoyed throughout southern Brittany. Beyond its 25km coastline, Pénestin is waiting to reveal plenty of other wonders along the River Vilaine and inland from the sea. A veritable feast for the eyes in every colour!
In the heart of this authentic Breton landscape, your Sandaya campsite awaits you for an exceptional stay. Set up your tent on one of our tree-planted pitches, unless of course you prefer a fully-equipped rental in one of our cottages or chalets. Yearning to carry on bathing for even longer? Then simply move from the Pont-Mahé beach to the swimming pools of the water park! And if you’d rather keep your feet on dry land, enjoy a great workout on our sports grounds or with the supervised lessons organised throughout the summer.
Visit Pénestin with the family
With its 25km of beaches and creeks bathed by the ocean, Pénestin is a seaside resort that is particularly appreciated by families. And it must be said that, from youngest to oldest, everyone is spoilt for choice when it comes to making the most of the summer holidays. Shellfish gathering, watersports, sandcastle building competitions, snorkelling... each beach has its own special activity.
But at Pénestin, you just can’t beat the famous Mine d’Or beach, a vast stretch of sand backed by towering cliffs in a delightful shade of gold. Victim of its own success, it can sometimes be overwhelmed in high season. But don’t give up: head off together on the superb “Custom’s Path”, plenty of peaceful creeks await you and the family along the way!
Visit Pénestin as a couple
After the amazing sights on the Mine d’Or beach, it’s time to spoil your taste buds! Head for the harbour at Tréhiguier on the banks of the Vilaine where the glorious Bouchot mussels, the pride of Pénestin, await you for a romantic tasting. Make the most of the moment to visit the Maison de la Mytiliculture, established in the harbour’s famous lighthouse, and find out all you ever wanted to know about farming mussels!
And there’s plenty more to look forward to as a delightful hike along the banks of the Vilaine beckons. It’s time to lace up your walking shoes! You prefer travelling by water? Head for the Arzal-Camoël marina to hire a canoe and discover the scenery from a totally different angle.
Camping Pénestin: our handy tips for a successful stay
The beach at La Mine d’Or is at its most beautiful as the sun slips over the horizon and the cliffs are lit up with shades of pink and orange!
Don’t miss a trip through the traditional villages of Férel and Camoël, where nature reigns supreme!
Love kitesurfing? Pont-Mahé Bay, just south of Pénestin, is a spot that’s renowned throughout the whole region!
By heading towards Tréhiguier, you’ll come face-to-face with the standing stone known as La Pierre Blanche. It’s time for a break!