In the heart of the D-Day Normandy landing beaches
Camping Point du Jour is very well located for Normandy beachside holidays, short breaks and stopovers before or after the Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing. In a fascinating area – history and modern-day charm sit happily side by side. A one-mile walk will take you to the typical Normandy coastal village of Merville-Franceville where there is a choice of bars and restaurants.
- 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, Pegasus Bridge five miles, Ouistreham (Caen ferry port) nine miles, Caen 12 miles
- High season – popular family site, with plenty of room to spread out in the dunes and on the beach
- Low season – great coastal location for long or short stays; very convenient for Ouistreham port and many Battle of Normandy sites
- Owned and run by Guillaume Lemarchand
- Maximum unit length 7.5m
- BBQs permitted
- Dogs welcome
- Please note that the campsite charge 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 £24.20 (2015 price).
Dedicated accessible facilities - please ask for further details
Point du Jour
has the following facilities on or around the site.
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
Jacuzzi and spa
Snacks and take-away
Sea fishing adjacent.
Small basic shop
Modern wash block
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
Site seemed poorly organised, power poles full with residents poking electric cables through hedges and across roads round site to utilise, little space to tow round site and pitches hard to get vans on. One member of staff seems to do everything and subsequently you are kept waiting. Was so disappointed with site cancelled 2nd night forgoing refund to stay somewhere else. Personally would not recommend and possibly the most disappointing site I have stayed at in France.
- Towing: Difficult
- Location: Coastal
The site was clean and well run, the reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The site seemed to be primarily used as a stopover, so quite a busy site during the day. We stopped there for eleven nights and felt people were missing out on a really lovely area with loads to do. Its close enough to all the visitor attractions but you can still cycle on flat quiet roads for miles and miles meeting hardly anyone. We are planning to return to France next year and have already decided to use this site as our base.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
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.