Point du Jour

from £16.60 to £34.70 Per unit

Overview

Great base for visiting Normandy's D-Day landing beaches.

Convenient for Normandy beachside holidays, short breaks, and stopovers to tie in with the Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing, Le Point du Jour is close to many D-Day landing sites and beaches, where history and seaside charm sit side by side.

Owned and run by Guillaume Lemarchand.

Location

Set amongst the coastal villages that lie between the coast road and the beach, direct access to a sandy beach. Merville-Franceville (shops and local services) one mile, Merville Battery museum, Pegasus Bridge, Ouistreham (Caen ferry port) and 'Sword' D-Day landing beach nine miles, Caen 12 miles.

Pitches

Compact, well-established and marked out, grassy pitches, some with tight access; open or part-shaded; all with electricity (10A); some close to beach access.

Information

Low Season
Great coastal location for long or short stays; very convenient for Ouistreham port and many Battle of Normandy sites.

High Season
Popular family site, with plenty of room to spread out in the dunes and on the beach.

Worth noting
- Maximum unit length 7.5m

- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome (vet appointments made by the site on request)

- The campsite charges for special requests, such as choosing a specific pitch or being pitched next to other members you may be on holiday with. The charge per pitch for any such request is £22.60 (2016 price).

- Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite

Site Accessibility

Flat access to reception. Flat access to special separate male and female washrooms including: one room with shower with grab rail and seat, washbasin with towel rails; one room with wc with grab rail. Flat/slightly sloping terrain, with main routes and pathways of tarmac. Flat access to bar. Flat access to swimming pool.

Facilities

Point du Jour has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Covered pool

    Covered pool

  • Paddling pool

    Paddling pool

  • Basic shop with daily bread delivery

    Basic shop with daily bread delivery

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Modern wash block

    Modern wash block

  • Aquagym (on Fridays only in low season, Monday-Friday in high season)

    Aquagym (on Fridays only in low season, Monday-Friday in high season)

  • Sea fishing adjacent.

    Sea fishing adjacent.

  • Jacuzzi and spa

    Jacuzzi and spa

  • Bar

    Bar

  • Snacks and take-away

    Snacks and take-away

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Wi-Fi on pitches (charge)

    Wi-Fi on pitches (charge)

Reviews

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4.3

Because of the time of year(oct) we had a choice of pitches.

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Because of the time of year(oct) we had a choice of pitches. Ideal base to explore D-Day beaches etc. Clean facilities, lacked any entertainment or site shop, we put this down to the last week before end of season.Approx 20 minute walk into town centre for shops/restaurants. Would use again. No issues.

  • Location: Town,Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.3

We Read all the reviews with mixed feelings. We were made very welcome on arrival.

This review is for Point du Jour

We Read all the reviews with mixed feelings. We were made very welcome on arrival. We had paid extra to ensure large pitch, which we got. Some of the pitches are small, so if you need a large one, request it. Electrical connection as per UK, although I had to change polarity on my mains cable. Plenty of toilet/wash facilities and the unisex toilets were not an issue as this is common practice in France. All fully cubicled. I would like to see this in the UK. Toilet paper often run out towards end of the day, but not an issue, always have back up in your pocket. Owners/managers very friendly and helpful. The site is situated on the edge of town. There is a small Carrefour and bakers, bars and other shops in Merville-Francville, 5 mins on the bike. Other supermarkets at Ouistreham (Carrefour and Lidl) and Benouville (Simply) which was our favourite. The site offer bread and croissants but I liked going into town on the bike and buying them and they are ace and I liked practicing my French. The site has its own access to a superb beach and we experienced excellent weather during our stay. We used the site as a base for extensive traveling to visit all the D Day beaches and associated museums, Caen, Bayeux tapestry and Mont St Michael.We had an interesting experience on the second weekend we were there as there is a Cidre and Dragons festival in the town and the site is absolutely full of weird and wonderful people of all ages in a multitude of tents and costumes. The event in town lasting two days was also a very interesting experience. My gas pigtail started to leak and I had a replacement shipped out from the UK which took 5 days to arrive. Overall we found the whole holiday a great experience and the French very friendly and welcoming wherever we went. We would return to Le Point Du Jour without hesitation and would strongly recommend the site. We used the tunnel but next time we would use the ferry into Ouistreham for convenience.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Lovely big pitches, great for dogs, lovely site and amenities, no complaints at all, thank you...

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Lovely big pitches, great for dogs, lovely site and amenities, no complaints at all, thank you and we will be back!!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2

Very disappointed on our arrival on site, the pitch we were allocated was small and very...

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Very disappointed on our arrival on site, the pitch we were allocated was small and very difficult to manoeuvre into. Once we had put the awning up and had the car on the pitch too there was no space around for us to sit outside. The electric cable had to be taken across to the next pitch to plug in. The high hedge around the pitch made it feel claustrophobic and it was also very close to the road. Opposite our pitch were some chalets and behind them some tall apartments. Some pitches higher up in the site were almost double the size of ours and had a lovely view of the beach. it seems that unless you actually request these pitches however, they are automatically allocated to the French visitors. The facilities were adequate, however there are no toilet seats. Although there are male and female toilet and shower blocks both men and women use both (?) Children were frequently playing in the female toilets so at times during the evening they were quite dirty from all the sand brought in from the play area. The play area wasn't great - just a climbing frame leading up to a slide in a sandy area. There isn't a shop as such - it is part of reception and the bar. The evening entertainment is only in French, this is understandable and fine for us as we don't tend to use the bars on holiday. However as our pitch was really close to the bar, it felt like the music acts were in our caravan - and many of them were awful! They went on until 11.30pm which didn't go down well with our children! The pool area is ok - my only concern would be the cleanliness of it as both our children had sticky itchy eyes after using it. The beach is lovely and the nearby coastal town also very pretty. I wouldn't recommend a visit to this site if you like open spaces or for any longer than a couple of nights as a stopover.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 1

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 2 weeks please call us.

More information on pricing can be found here.