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DoëlanIt's a postcard port

Doëlan

This is a “model” harbour, perfect for making wonderful memories! It’s a little maritime gem against a backdrop of dales and groves. It’s just as you dreamed: smart fishing boats, stone thatched cottages and pretty white houses built in tiers on the banks, the striped lighthouses, etc.

It's a postcard port

A pearl on the south coast

Between the Belon oyster parks and the peaceful Laïta river, the coast alternates between golden-sand coves, sheltered ports and steep cliffs. Doëlan harbour is tucked quietly away in a deep and narrow ria which offers a welcoming haven to fishermen and a few boaters. The fishing and trading activity that once energised the docks in the 19th century has all but gone, with only coastal fishing remaining, practised by loyal artisans.

A range of pleasures

Don’t hurry to get to Doëlan! The winding country roads that lead to the port offer up some delightful views. A long dyke protects the moorings from the whims of the ocean. On the left bank, a white and green lighthouse rises above the paved slipway. A pink house indicates the former site of the Capitaine Cook cannery. The company still exists, but has moved to Clohars-Carnoët. Behind the blue and orange lifeboat, the fishing boats are rocked by the tides. If you go to the right bank at the end of the afternoon, you can choose your dinner in the trays of fish and shellfish, in a lively atmosphere. A cornice path running underneath pretty houses leads into the estuary and goes from one bank to the other.

From the port to the beaches

From Doëlan, a path travels through sand and rocks to Le Pouldu. This seaside resort has three beaches to the delight of all holidaymakers. At Kérou beach, you can try out the joys of surfing. At Bellangenêt, the soft sand is great for children and adults alike. Grands Sables, sheltered from the wind, is calm. Le Pouldu also has a port in the estuary of the Laïta. It’s a lovely place to watch the changing tides (with terraces).

Did you know?

How to find the perfect equipment?

There is a maritime cooperation at the top of a staircase in Doëlan. There you can find a true sailor top, a landing net for shrimps or your hooks to fish bass.

Information & bookings

Quimperlé Terre Océane Tourist Office


See the website

Official website of tourism in Brittany
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