Travellers who have been to Brittany will be able to vouch for their beautiful beaches, while those of us who have not had the pleasure are missing a real treat as Brittany has some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. Located in the North West of France Brittany is easily accessible from the UK and the rest of Europe. Here we will take a walk along six of the most stunning beaches that Brittany has to offer.
Carnac is a popular holiday destination with many delightful places to stay. Travellers enjoy spending time in this lovely seaside town that boasts five superb beaches covering approximately two miles of golden sands. The Grande Plage is very popular with families therefore can become very busy in high season, while the Legenese and Ty Bihan are somewhat smaller in size and quieter. St Colomban beach is the place to be if you are into wind surfing, while all five sandy beaches in this mild region of Brittany are surrounded by beautiful pine trees.
Dinard is a seaside resort that sits across the river from St Malo. Dinard today is very popular as it is fashionable plus has that jet set feeling about it that many holiday makers find appealing. The Plage de L'Ecluse is the main beach of this popular town and has a picturesque bay where great photographic memories can be taken.
There are also many superb coastal paths that follow alongside the beach offering breathtaking views, with the path that leads to Point du Moulinet being floodlit during the summer making views of St Malo a not to be missed experience. Walkers may also like to take the western path to reach the beach at St Enogat which is remote plus is popular with lovers of water sports.
The rugged coastline of the Quiberon Penninsular is a popular destination for travellers due to its amazing coastline, lovely fishing villages and luscious sandy beaches. Culture enthusiasts will love this area as it is steeped in history plus is covered in sand dunes, has coves and caves to explore, while the beaches offer something for everyone.
The popular sandy family beach of St Pierre lies to the south , while the windswept beaches west of Penthievre are popular with horse riding enthusiasts as the beach is perfect for equine sports, surfers and sand-yachters. With many places of interest to see when hours on the beach have been exhausted, Quiberon Penninsula is a great place to visit when travelling around Brittany.
Le Val Andre
Le Val Andre has a lengthy promenade that stretches 2.5 kilometres along this amazing Victorian seafront, while the sandy beaches appear to stretch as far as the eye can see offering superb views of this wonderful area of Brittany.
Le Val Andre has long been a popular site for visitors and hails way back to the 19th century. Most of the buildings and hotels that line the promenade are the original villas that were built long ago with a few modern additions interspersed. The eastern side of Le Val Andre has spectacular views over islands situated out to sea, while the picturesque port will delight all who visit here.
Benodet is located at the mouth of a sealet named the Odet and has picturesque beaches lined with palm trees giving the area a real Meditteranean feeling. Benodet has in fact four beautiful beaches namely Trez, Saint Gilles, Letty and Phare du Coq. Trez, by far the busiest and most popular for families, offers golden sand, beach club, beach huts plus sail boat, dinghy and catamaran hire.
Saint Gilles is a more rocky beach that is great for children who like searching for crabs and shells, while Letty is a natural lagoon that is extremely pretty looking like a scene from a castaway movie. Phare Du Coq is tiny in comparison to the other three plus has a certain appeal for those who like seclusion.
Concarneau has one of the prettiest harbours in Brittany being one of the foremost fishing ports, while its coastal road follows some of the best beaches Brittany has to offer. Visitors will experience some of the most scenic walks along this coast all of which originate in Concarneau.
The path from Quai de la Croix to the Sables Blanc Beach where many activities are catered for is amazing. Sables Blanc is generally thought to be the best beach in Concarneau, hence its popularity. Another popular beach is the "four sardines beach" a name alluding to the sardine fishermen of the area. All the beaches in this area are magnificent stretches, where families and groups will enjoy a wonderful holiday in Brittany.