Discover Plouescat and the Côte des Sables (Sandy Coast)
The jetty at Porsguen is framed by rocks that have been sculpted by the sea and wind into curvaceous shapes, and it’s at this port – so typical of the area – that the GR34 coastal footpath begins to wind its way along the beautiful 13 km shoreline of Plouescat. Wild dunes and fine sandy beaches are interspersed with little lagoon-like creeks. And piles of granite rocks take on the appearance of strange animals and faces, against the background of the turquoise water that’s so particular to the Côte des Sables. There are man-made stone creations too, such as the Neolithic covered grave that can be seen at low tide at Guinivrit.
A coast that’s pretty wild!
Golden-hued white is the dominant colour throughout the Keremma dunes. This vast bank of sand and grass has an untouched appearance, and the string of dunes is the largest in Brittany, running for over 5 km, and spanning a width of 500 to 1000 metres. You could almost launch a space-rocket from here! The ‘Maison des Dunes’ discovery centre and the trail itself are a great way to get to know the area’s history and wildlife, as you learn how the land was formed and discover the creatures and plants that live here: barnacle geese, shelducks and herons all nest amongst the orchids and sea-grasses.