“BEACH! Funally!,” the boys yelled out! Today is beach day at the Bay of Biscay, at the coast of the French Basque region, south of Bayonne. Here it is in pictures and also a little review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria.
23 days on the road this summer and we finally made it to the beach for the first time. After all, what’s a summer without a day at the beach? And what’s a family camping road trip without a day at the beach.
Of course there’s this coronavirus thingy that’s going around and many of yous can’t make it out, much less, make it to the beach. We get it. Our kids, along with many Spanish children, spent 6 weeks during the strict Spanish lockdown, without leaving the house. So they deserve a day of fun in the sun!
There’s also the 3 beaches that we visited in Kashubia, Poland while on a break from this family camping road trip this summer. But we could not swim for more than a minute there.
After 3 days of wet and cold camping while visiting the extinct volcanos in France, it was such a treat seeing the sunnysideup break in the clouds as we got closer to the coast… to a beach where we could actually swim in.
How’s the Beach (Plage d’Erromardie)?
Soft pebbles and coarse sand mixed with sea weeds and drift woods. The beach is separated by a canal with rocks.
The northern half of the beach is less touristy. Feels like locals’ beach because there are not many people here in early September.
No restroom here nor a place for shade. You’ll have to heed the call of nature at the lone bar or into the wild and (maybe) wet. The cliffs that flank both ends of the beach provide for a scenic view, especially come sundown.
Review of Camping Chibu Berria
Municipal Camping Chibu Berria is all about location, location, location–being about 2 minutes to a relaxed beach (Plage d’Erromardie) and, farther down, a one-beach-bar with outdoor and sidestreet seating that fills up with sunset watchers and walkers.
Of course, it has other kid-approved, family-friendly amenities, like a small playground, FREE Wifi, recreation room with TV and table football…
And for only €22 per night for 2 adults and 2 kids, a car and a tent with electricity?!?!? Camping municipal is the way to enjoy summer vacations!
We’ll add the review later when we get home. We’re on the road and on the move… with kids. So, you know…
And oh, please wxcuse the typos… for the same reason. 😊