Morlaix Bay in Brittany, offers a variety of beaches, suitable for relaxation and activities. Relax in Plougasnou, swim in Locquirec, go fishing and boating in Carantec, find the beach of your dreams!
Carantec is a peninsula acting as the western gateway to Morlaix Bay. This destination includes several family beaches with various extras.
Plage du Kélenn
A beach facing northeast. Lifeguard surveillance in July and August, every day from 12 noon to 7pm. An amphibian wheelchair known as a “hippocampe” is available free of charge for use by people with limited mobility.
Services and leisure:
- diving board
- showers and toilets
- watersports centre open all year round: sailing school, summer watersports club and diving centre
- beach club for the kids in July and August
- children’s play area and picnic spot
- beach volley, football pitch and BMX area
- beach-hut hire (ask at the Tourist Office)
- access to the GR 34 coastal path
- large FREE car park
- Motorhome stopover
- departure point for boat trips and also for visiting the Château du Taureau
- Various restaurants/bars with outside seating that will welcome you day and night.
Plage de la Grève Blanche
North-facing beach, complete with a diving board. Access from the Rue de la Grève Blanche for vehicles (to the car park) and from the coastal path for pedestrians, or between the villas on the Rue de Kermenguy.
Plages du Cosmeur et du Penker
Both face northwest, and both can be accessed from the coastal path or the Chemin du Penquer.
Plage de Tahiti
One of the most beautiful! Access from the stairs at the Pointe de Pen al Lann.
Plage de Roc’h Glaz
Access from the Rue du Clouët (to the car park) or the Chemin du Roch Glaz (also to a car park), near the Golf de Carantec
- seawater swimming pool
- kids’ activity centre (ask at the Town Hall)
- the coastal path that runs along the beach is suitably surfaced for pushchairs
Plages de Callot
Île Callot is a special spot that becomes an island at high tide but can be accessed by foot at low tide; it offers a number of fine sandy beaches and also some well-protected rocky creeks. Peace and quiet guaranteed! Check the tide times to be sure you have enough time to get to and from l’Île Callot.
At Locquirec, there are nine very different beaches: great stretches of fine sand, hidden creeks tucked behind rocks… something for everyone!
Plage du Port
La plage du Port is one of the few beaches to offer an amphibian wheelchair known as a “hippocampe” (for people of reduced mobility) available from the lifeguard cabin, which you’ll see has ’SNSM’ written on it. You’ll find also the nautical centre.
Plage des Sables Blancs
“La Plage des sables blancs” is, as the name suggests, a beach of fine white sand. It’s situated along the coastal path and is popular with surfers and families alike, and even has lifeguard surveillance in summer. Facing west, it’s a great place to sit and enjoy and lazy sunset.
Plage du Fond de la Baie
This is a large beach of fine white sand, bordering the municipal campsite.
Plages du Moulin de la Rive
Get its name from the mill that used to stand here. It’s north-facing with pebbles and rocks, the sea can be very powerful here, so take care – especially with children.
Plage de Pors ar Villiec
Between the Pointe du Château and the Pointe du Corbeau, this beach attracts families as the children love playing in the rockpools. Others prefer scouring the beach for shellfish and tiny shrimp that appear at low tide. Those who are more energetic will certainly appreciate the impressive curls and waves that give this beach its reputation as a surf destination.
The beaches of Plougasnou enclose the eastern side of Morlaix Bay; here you are in the area known as Trégor Finistérien. There are 8 beaches to enjoy between Plougasnou and Saint-Jean-du-Doigt.
Plage de Térénez
- sand and pebbles
- FREE parking
- Sailing School de Térénez
Plages de Ty Louzou
Appreciated by the locals, exposed to the south, these superb and peaceful coves of sand bordered by the coastal path. Parking 200 meters away. Access possible by the coastal path from Térénez and Saint-Samson.
Plage de Primel
Long sandy beach, ideal for families, animations in summer, restaurants, surf and paddle.
Plage de Saint-Samson
Sand and pebbles, free parking, toilets
Plage de St-Jean
Sand and pebbles, free parking, toilets
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From Carantec to Locquirec, via Plougasnou and Saint-Jean-du Doigt, here you’ll find some unparalleled beaches.