Camping Le Helles is located in the village of Sainte-Marine, 3 km from Combrit. From this holiday resort, the little port of Sainte-Marine is an authentic and typical haven of peace, just 600 m from Le Helles campsite, which is open to visitors who have come to discover South Finistère. What’s more, Combrit Saint-Marine is one of the gateways to the famous Bigouden region, which some are quick to describe as the “Land of Brittany par excellence”. The Sainte-Marine campsite, Le Helles, takes you on a discovery tour of this charming Finistère seaside resort.
Sainte-Marine campsite: visit the seaside resort and its assets
Combrit, a land of culture and tradition, is a village with two faces. One faces the sea, with its beautiful sandy beach and picturesque little port. The other towards the countryside and woods along the banks of the Odet. Crossing the Cornouaille bridge, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of themouth of the Odet, with Bénodet on the left and the charming port of Sainte-Marine on the right, nestled in the greenery and with theGlénan archipelago as a backdrop. When visiting Sainte-Marine, you can also take advantage of its superb beaches, heritage and viewpoints, accessible via the GR34, which runs right through Sainte-Marine.
Things to do and see in Sainte-Marine on vacation
On a camping vacation in Sainte-Marine, holidaymakers can look forward to a host of activities and leisure pursuits. The enclosed port, with its bars and restaurants, is the ideal starting point for a pleasant stroll. You can discover the fishing port and the marina opposite Bénodet, separated by the Odet River. Bénodet can also be reached via the pedestrian ferry linking it to Sainte-Marine.
With its 5 km of beach, the seaside resort of Sainte-Marine is a great place to spend your vacations by the sea. Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice, with Penmorvan beach, Kermor beach and Treustel beach to the west, which joins Sillon beach on Ile Tudy. In addition to these beaches, which stretch over several kilometers, there’s a smaller one called Plage du Pussou at the entrance to the Odet.
Discover our cultural heritage
Lovers of history and architecture will find plenty to satisfy their curiosity at Ste Marine, where they can visit the graniteChurch of Saint-Tugdual, built in the 16th century. On site, you’ll find some of the most interesting features, such as its scenes, statutes, furniture and sculpted framework, making it one of Pays Bigouden’s must-see religious buildings.
What’s more, as you explore the north of Combrit, you’ll also have the chance to visit the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Clarté, also built in the 16th century. In addition to these religious monuments, Combrit Sainte Marine also boasts a number of washhouses.
Visit the cultural monuments around the port
Just a stone’s throw from the port of Sainte-Marine, you can visit the Chapelle de Sainte-Marine, remarkable for its marine votive offerings and its sandpits sculpted with boats. However, it’s not the only building that’s a real eye-catcher. Take a stroll along the port of Sainte Marine and you’ll discover an unusual house, recognizable by its pink color. The famous Abri du marin, renovated in 2009, is now a museum in memory of Jacques de Thezac (with themed exhibitions).
Walking around Pointe de Combrit and the GR34
At the Pointe de Combrit, you’ll find the GR34 coastal path, which not only offers magnificent panoramic views, but also leads to a number of interesting monuments. The Sainte-Marine Fort, built in the 19ᵉ century, hosts painting exhibitions within its walls. These take place from June to September, much to the delight of fans of cultural venues. Just a stone’s throw from the Fort, a visit to the south of Combrit, and more specifically Sainte-Marine, can continue to the Ste Marine lighthouse, also known as the “Feu de Combrit” is a 19thᵉ century monument not to be missed. It offers visitors superb views of the mouth of the Odet.
Where to stay at the Ste-Marine campsite in South Finistère?
Close to the activity and leisure centers of Pont-L’Abbé (6 km) and Quimper (18 km), the commune has preserved its character as a family seaside resort in a natural, protected environment, guaranteeing you a pleasant stay at the Combrit Sainte Marine campsite. For your next stay in Pays Bigouden, you can count on the Sainte Marine 3-star Le Helles campsite, located right by the sea! Indeed, with its direct access to Ste Marine beach, the establishment benefits from an ideal seaside location, while being in the immediate vicinity of must-see places near Sainte Marine such as Benodet, Pont l’Abbé, Ile Tudy, Loctudy, and many others! All you need for a pleasant camping holiday in the Pays Bigouden.