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5 secret holiday beachesSlices of heaven in Brittany

5 secret holiday beaches

All share crystal-clear waters, fine golden sand and a sense of renewed peace. From verdant pockets in secret corners, come along as we visit this summer’s Breton beaches: five little gems in wonderfully tranquil paradise settings. Natural little treasures for a spectacular summer!

White sand and turquoise water between the cliffs

Rospico cove in Nevez

You’ll be swept away to another world in this cove nestled between the cliffs of Nevez! Come and bathe in its clear waters and feel its soft white sand: little ones will love its shallow pools at low tide. With swimsuit on, explore the seabeds with a mask and snorkel. Or the hiking addicts may be drawn to the ultimate coastal path, the GR® 34. Passing through Kerascoët and its thatched cottages, it’ll lead you to Tahiti – paradise, as we said!

Névez


Amid the tamarix of North Finistère

Traon Erc’h beach in Roscoff

Little beach? Big cove? We could wax lyrical about this 65-metre slice of secret, wonderfully south-facing paradise but it offers so much more: a salty yoga session in the early morning, facing Callot Island and Carantec amid the fragrant aromas of the nearby exotic garden. Swim or sunbathe until sunset on the golden sand. The turquoise water is never far away so dive in! Or enjoy some family time, chasing the little crabs, including the velvet variety. There’s joy for the taking in this captivating cove!

Roscoff


Alone in the world in Côtes d’Armor

Corps de Garde beach in Binic

King of the hiking trails, the Douaniers path will take you to this fine sandy cove like an end-of-road reward. On your private, secluded beach, you too will be a celebrity. You’ll have it all to yourself (almost)! Tucked between two headlands on the south side of Binic-Étables-sur-Mer, it bears no traces of human life. Discover the seabeds and surrounding rocks at low tide – the tranquillity and translucent waters will help you escape it all. Your own desert island story for the day!

Binic-Etables-sur-mer


A tree-lined hideaway at the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan

Trois Fontaines beach in Arzon

At the tip of the Rhuys Peninsula, Trois Fontaines beach borders a park with hundred-year-old trees, offering shady spots perfect for relaxation – a dream at siesta time! An intimate setting, it looks out over the Gulf of Morbihan, taking you away from it all before a symphony of birds and sailing boats. There you’ll find two or three fountains that inspired its name. At lunchtime, enjoy a picnic with family on the shaded tables. End the day with a stroll down the Monténo lanes on a magical break you’ll wish would last forever.

Arzon


Leisurely days in a protected paradise

Pissot cove in Val-André

Sheltered from the wind and prying eyes, Pissot beach promises the ultimate relaxation in the sunshine. To access the beach, descend the steps and discover its gentle curves. Bathing in emerald waters lined by lush vegetation is the Breton way of life! With a good book in hand, bask in this hidden gem, while admiring the Pléneuf headland and Verdelet island. As the day draws to a close, take the famous Douaniers path (again!) down to the little Dahouët marina.

Pléneuf-Val-André

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