Camping Haliotis, Chemin des Soupirs, 50170 Pontorson, Tel 02 33 68 11 59
To find site:- From both directions on N175/176 exit into town of Pontorson and the campsite is well signed from all directions.
This is an exceptionally popular campsite with all nationalities which I am sure is in no small part due to the very friendly reception you get on arrival from the people that run the site. As an example when we arrived we were told to go and find a pitch, settle in, and come back later when we were ready to sign in. There are around 120 pitches for touring units most with a generous 16amp electric supply. All of a good size but some, near to the mobile homes, are really large and also have the advantage of having their own water/waste/ electric supplies and it would seem at no extra charge in the low season. The building that houses the Reception also contains a bar with a terrace overlooking a very nice heated swimming pool. There are numerous facilities for children of all ages. Behind reception is the site toilet block which is of a high standard with WC's on the outside of the building and a unisex shower section in the centre of the block. To the other side is the laundry and dishwash facilities. Bread can be ordered at reception for the following day. Apart from bread and ice cream there is no shop on site. Likewise there is no restaurant although they do serve breakfast in the bar and on three nights a week a travelling takeaway van visits the campsite. An added bonus for this site is the free WiFi connection which can be accessed from most pitches. Camping Cheques accepted. Date of our visit late August 2007.
The town centre of Pontorson is only a few minutes walk from the site. On Wednesdays there is a popular Market held, located between the Church and the Hotel de Ville. Just a little further away is a Champion Supermarket which also sells fuel. There are many excursions possible from this campsite with the most obvious being Mont St Michel which is just over five miles away.
Twin Axle Caravans:- The official policy of the campsite is that they don't accept them but they are willing to consider them by prior arrangement. One reason mentioned to me was that quite a few of the pitches can't accommodate vans of this size so it makes it difficult in the main season if someone arrives on spec. The advice is to always telephone the site in advance if you are thinking of taking a twin axle van to this campsite. It would also be useful if you mention that you want to use Camping Cheques or at least have a Camping Carnet.