Hike along our coasts and fall in love with our beaches and coves! Succumb to the colours of the ocean and go on a voyage of discovery to the islands, each one more surprising than the last! Build happy memories of your visits to the megaliths, chapels, cities full of character and the beaches or countryside – so many new places to discover !
Known worldwide for its alignments, Carnac is located at the gateway to the Morbihan. It is a land of fascinating legends but also a charming resort that will seduce you upon your arrival. Whether you’re heading interested in the local history or enjoying the beach, you will end up falling in love with Carnac and its 5 sandy beaches, spa and many water activities.
The great beach of Carnac
With its two kilometres of fine sand, the Grande Plage de Carnac is the largest of the city’s five beaches. It is appreciated by walkers with its two kilometres of white sand and southern exposure. During the summer period, swimming is supervised and water sports can be practised in complete safety. Two beach clubs are located here during the summer season.
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This beach is very pleasant and appreciated by families. In summer, the beach comes alive with the Marsouins beach club.
Ty Bihan beach
To the west of the Grande Plage, before the point of Saint Colomban, the beach of Ty bihan is the place to relax for all ages with a breathtaking view of the bay of Quiberon.
The beach of Saint Colomban
The beach of Saint Colomban is the westernmost beach of Carnac, nestled in the Bay of Quiberon.
The beach of Beaumer
Well sheltered from the wind and shaded, Beaumer beach stretches east of the Grande Plage past Churchill Point. It is the ideal place for fishing on foot: clams, cockles, knives…
LA TRINITÉ SUR MER
You can easily reach La Trinité sur Mer on foot or by bike via the Men Du beach. Its marina is renowned for its water sports and regattas. It attracts skippers from all over the world and hosts numerous events.
Enjoy visiting this small charming harbour, with its granite pier and rounded cobblestones leading to rows of half-timbered houses – it’s a real gem. In the 16th century, the growth of St. Goustan, which was linked to its maritime activities, was particularly important. It was one of 3 major ports in South Brittany along with Hennebont and Quimperlé. The merchants built their warehouses and homes at St. Sauveur square, rue Neuve and rue du Petit Pont. Today, the port is a haven of peace, which becomes very lively in the evening and the perfect spot to settle down on the terrace.
Enjoy discovering this city of art and history, where land and sea intermingle beautifully. Both historical and modern in turn, Vannes will seduce you with its ramparts lined with beautiful French gardens and its medieval centre. Go and spend some time in the heart of the historic city by meandering along its cobbled streets, admiring the timber framed houses and the port.
THE GULF OF MORBIHAN
The Gulf of Morbihan, or Mor bihan in Breton, means ‘small sea’. This small inland sea is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world, dotted with its many islands and islets such as the île aux moines and the l’île d’arz. Lovers of nature and history will be fascinated by the richness of the heritage. Indulging your hobbies: hiking, sea kayaking, paddling, sea fishing, cruise and travel between the islands.
QUIBERON and ISLANDS
Connected with the continent by the isthmus of Penthièvre, the peninsula of Quiberon will know how to seduce you by its magnificent wild coast. A unique show where cliffs and creeks liven up according to winds and tides. A small gourmet break is imperative to discover delicious specialities: les niniches (candies), le salidou (salted butter caramel) or cans of sardines Ideal starting point towards the islands of Houat, Hoëdic or still Belle-Île-en-Mer.
Saint Cado et la Ria d'Etel
Visit the peninsula of Saint Cado and the Ria d’Etel: a marine gulf fed by several rivers, the Ria d’Etel forms, together with the picturesque islet of Saint Cado, one of the most beautiful sites in the region. A river valley invaded by the sea, the Ria d’Etel is a sheltered bay dotted with islets. At the mouth, the “barre d’Etel”, a moving sandbank, closes off the bay. Stop in the area, you will be enchanted by the variety of its landscapes. Marshes, oyster parks, dunes, wild beaches, charming coves where colourful boats anchor…
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