Discover Binic – Etables-sur-mer
Once a little medieval village, Binic grew to become one of the most important ports in the French fishing industry. It was the expeditions of the ‘terre-neuvas’ – the fishermen that left France to fish in Newfoundland waters – that secured Binic its place in history, and the imposing granite and schist ship-owners’ houses lining the Quai Jean Bart are testament to this prosperous business. The town became a sailing resort as well as a charming seaside destination during the 20th century, and to this day boats shelter behind the 350 metre long main jetty referred to by locals as the ‘grande muraille’ (big stone wall).
Relax on the beach
Beyond the jetty lies the attractive outer harbour beach, a perfect place for the whole family, fringed with rocks and green beach huts and crowned with pine trees. There’s also a second beach right next to the bustling marina and its little backstreets – the seawater pool, promenade and quayside villas leave you in no doubt that this town is a true seaside resort. Corps du Garde beach is in a more natural setting and extends away from the foot of the Pointe de la Rognouse headland.