Is it time to book a Brittany beach vacation? The entire world knows that Brittany has the best beaches in France.  Where do you start when there are over 600 miles/1000Km of spectacular coastline?

Are you looking to lounge around and do nothing? Is swimming in calm waters more your style and walking along the endless beaches?  Is surfing in La Torche what you crave?

What does your Brittany beach vacation look like?

The beaches of Brittany offer a tremendous amount of variety. From the bizarre rock formations and inspiring light of the north coast to the dramatic cliffs to the Atlantic swells of the west and the gentle inner sea,  the Gulf of Morbihan…there is something for every beach vacation.

Brittany’s beaches are typically clean, frequently expansive and shockingly empty even in the middle of high season. This is heaven on earth, especially for children.

heaven on earth, especially for children

Brittany Beach Vacation

Saint-Malo, initially constructed as a walled citadel protecting the mouth of the river Rance, was for centuries home to feared pirates. Today it’s Brittany’s most-visited city. Stroll through the busy streets of the reconstructed city and take in the sweeping beaches. Don’t missPorte St-Vincent, the Grande Porte,  the Grand Aquarium, or lastly the town’s castle with its Musée de la Ville.

Sensation Bretagne

Finistère is a department of France in the extreme west of Brittany. The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning end of the earth.

Visitors to Finistère will find that there are 9 towns with the label ‘Sensation Bretagne’ , and that these places all have a special greeting, amusing entertainments and activities, in addition to a wealth of leisure activities all summer and of course throughout the rest of the year too.

beach vacations in FranceThese are great spots for relaxing with plenty of beaches to suit your mood. You can find family beaches or wilder, more natural spaces. These beaches offer attractions as varied as the towns they’re linked to.

The ‘Sensation Bretagne’ towns are: Camaret-sur-Mer, Carantec, Locquirec, Roscoff, Plouescat, Plougasnou, Plougonvelin, Fouesnant les Glénan and Névez.

 

 

A special thanks to my old friend and former boss Henrik, who has relocated to shores of Brittany from Malta, for sharing these pictures.

 

 

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This project, Beach Spot, has been a lingering thought for nearly 20 years. It started on a crazy offshore Venezuelan island, Isla Margarita, during the first dot com craze. The idea evolved while life continually got in the way. A decade was spent on a Mediterranean island as well as a number of years chasing the sun in the USVI.

Back living stateside in San Diego, this project will hopefully be an enjoyable look at a number of beach towns.

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