Bénodet, a place of tranquillity in Southern Finistère
With two lighthouses, four fine sandy beaches, one clear-water lagoon, unique landscapes combining a coastal river, the ocean and magical views, Bénodet is a gem on the Southern Finistère. Enjoy a stroll along its seafront, with a compulsory visit to the artisan ice cream maker! Discover the white villa, Alhambra, with its unique architecture; enjoy a thalasso session; or take a cruise on the Odet, “the most beautiful river in France” and the nearby Glénan islands. From Cornouaille bridge to Mousterlin dune, there’s so much to like!
Sainte-Marine: A pink house…
Cross the majestic Cornouaille bridge or hop in the P’tit Bac ferry, which takes pedestrians and cyclists across the Odet every half hour in peak season. In just 5 minutes, you’ll be on the other side, in Sainte-Marine. With its rocky coves and pine groves, it’s only natural to want to keep this piece of paradise to yourself! You’ll love its little chapel, its pink sailors’ shelter and the dolce vita atmosphere. After a break on a waterside terrace, head to the lighthouse and Pointe de Combrit with its ocean views.
Tudy: an island between the sky and the water
Ile Tudy emerges a little further to the west, via the coastal path or via boat. In fact it’s more of a peninsula than an island, as a dyke protects it from the wrath of the ocean! The former canneries, legacies of its sardine-fishing past, are now a holiday centre, a water sports centre and a lively slipway. Walking through its little streets with low-rise houses, with a fleeting view of the sea and Perdrix lighthouse, is a joy. From the river to the ocean, from little hideaways to huge beaches, breathe in the sense of freedom. Between relaxation and the pleasures of water sports, you’ll fall in love with it!