Saint-Brévin les Pins
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, your camping holiday between the Loire and the Ocean !
Facing Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is a charming coastal town located on the Jade coast on the southern bank of the Loire estuary in the heart of Pays de Retz on the Brittany-Pays de la Loire border. Whether you are a nature lover, a history enthusiast or watersports fanatic, Saint-Brévin is the perfect destination for a camping holiday in Loire-Atlantique. With its long sandy beaches and dunes, its maritime pine forest and holm oaks and its rich historic heritage, the resort offers a whole range of sports, cultural and relaxing activities for the whole family.
A summer in Saint-Brevin : beaches, sun, swimming and watersports !
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins boasts three beaches which have been awarded the « blue flag » label. All three beaches, (Océan, Rochelets and Ermitage) are sandy beaches, where your children can swim in complete safety, where you can play volleyball or enjoy your favourite watersport : sailing, sand yachting, surfing, kitesurfing, flyboarding, stand-up paddle, jet skiing, waterskiing, banana boating, rowing, canoeing-kayaking… Hiking enthusiasts can discover the GR8 coastal path which stretches over eight kilometres. Cycle campers are spoilt for choice with the Vélodyssée, Vélocéan and Loire à Vélo cycle trails. Some fabulous rides guaranteed !
Discover the megaliths in Saint-Brevin
Pays de Retz is an area rich in megalithic monuments, steeped in legends and traditions. You can visit 2 dolmens and 5 menhirs dotted around the town of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins and on the coast. The most famous is the Menhir de la Pierre Attelée (a listed historic monument) located in the forest of Pierre Attelée, one of the only dune forests in Loire-Atlantique. The Menhir de la Pierre de Gargantua in the Mindin area and the Menhir du Plessis Gamat, where, according to the legend, fairies and korrigans (Breton elves) meet on a full moon, are also worth a visit.
- Musée de la Marine located in the fort of Mindin, devoted to the town’s martime and fluvial history.
- The « serpent de mer », a 130 m long sculpture of a sea snake designed by artist Huang Yong Ping (Pointe de Mindin).
- Bunker 105C, a relic of the Atlantic Wall restored to its original condition (discovery trail of military heritage in Le Pointeau).