Restaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-GrèvesRestaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-Grèves
©Restaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-Grèves|Fabrice Blard

Five friendly restaurants on the water’s edge

Our favourite beach cafés

Summer’s in the air and long, lazy evenings are beckoning again on Brittany’s beaches, with their fresh catches, distinctive driftwood and colourful lanterns. Slip off your sandals and put the world to rights over a coffee, a light lunch, pre-dinner drinks or an impromptu evening meal! Here are 5 unbeatable beachside cafés.

In the blink of an eye

1. Relax in Dossen

The Beach Break bar-restaurant – Santec

Beach Break borders the large sandy beach of Dossen, just 10 minutes from Roscoff. In front of the terrace, you’ll find the immense sea. Surf spots, the small island of Sieck. Feeling peckish? Open every day during the summer, Beach Break is the perfect place to grab a quick snack of crêpes or a delicious home-made meal. Watch the sunset while enjoying tapas. Brunch at the weekend. And an aperitif after the beach… Incredible views, a warm welcome and great music. Children can play möllky and palet. A magical place – haven’t you heard?

Beach Break (Fr.)

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2. The little blue caravan…

Crêperie La Caravane Bleue – Audierne

This is it. The perfect place to spend your summer. Just 10 km from Cap Sizun, around a blue caravan on the Plage des Capucins. Take a bite: thin, crispy (are we in Finistère or not?), the crêpes are all original, to die for. The delicious batter, the smiles, the energy – can you feel it? All the ingredients are organic and local. And there is so much going on around you: concerts, summer dances, Brazilian dancing… Just a stone’s throw away, on the beach at Trescadec, you’ll find Ma&la, an old caravan transformed into a food truck serving waffles, Kouign-amann and ice cream. Enjoy it all with your toes in the sand for the best summer ever.

La Caravane Bleue

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3. Locquirec bay’s own little beach shack

Le Petit Bain in Plestin-les-Grèves

This little slice of paradise is just round the corner from Plage des Curés beach. With a super-friendly atmosphere, music and spectacular views over Locquirec bay, Le Petit Bain is the ultimate feel-good venue! You’ll switch right into holiday mode in seconds! Oysters, seafood, fish & chips, tapas and burgers can be shared all day. Evenings in summer take on a fun party vibe, often hosted by a DJ, and kids will love hanging out here too. You’ll have the best time!

Open April to late September (weather-depending!).

Le Petit Bain

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4. Good company worth sharing at Lancieux

Kalypso la cabane in Lancieux

This is one of our top hang-outs. Overlooking Saint-Sieu beach, Kalypso la cabane is the place to come for breathtaking views over the bay and a delicious treat at sunset. In season, it serves food all day: you can share a cone of organic ice cream or homemade French fries, a Bordier butter cookie… or tuck into a slap-up meal in the fisherman’s hut-style restaurant, laid out as if you were sitting on the beach itself. The servings of local fare are generous, the octopus tacos are a must, and everything is made on-site. You won’t be in any rush to leave!

Open mid-March to mid-November. Does not take bookings

Kalypso la Cabane

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5. Enjoy the colours of the sunset

The Café de la Plage – Île-Tudy

Where’s the perfect sunset spot? The Café de la Plage in Île-Tudy of course. THE sunset spot in the Bigouden region? It just might be! When it’s the season for sunset dining, it’s full house at the Café de la Plage, with its stunning views over the Pont-l’Abbé river Here you can taste, drink and dine – what will it be? Ice cream, tapas or perhaps a platter? Cocktails on the terrace? The service is as friendly as the atmosphere. A landmark spot – see you there!

Café de la Plage

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