Are you looking for thrills, freedom and the sea air? Then there’s nothing like kite-surfing! Brittany offers 2,700 km of coasts, so it’s hardly a surprise that this sport originated in Finistère. Due to the tides, the wind direction and strength and the swell, every session in Brittany is unique and you’ll always find a spot suitable for your level and the weather conditions. From Saint-Malo to Erdeven, including Bigouden, here are five essential spots for unforgettable sessions.
Kilometres of fine sand without any obstacles, a Natura 2000 protected dune, a flat bed ensuring a constant swell and excellent waves at high tide: shall we continue? At the start of the Quiberon Peninsula, Kerhilio is known well beyond the region as “the” spot for all water sports: surfing, windsurfing, body boarding and, of course, kite-surfing to the north-east of the car park next to the beach! Whatever your level, you’re guaranteed to have fun thanks to the ideal wind exposure. Just plot your route and come to ride!
Head to Trégor, on the coast between Morlaix and Lannion, to fly high in the largest bay in the area! “Lieue de Grève” beach is an expanse of 4 km of fine sand, exceptionally safe for beginners and for surfing freely. At the kite-surfing school, Renaud constantly broods over his fledglings via radio link. He also has everything you need to practise kayaking, SUP and surfing, which you can hire. Icing on the cake: his little gîtes facing the beach, with terrace, jacuzzi and an incredible view are lulled by the sounds of the sea.
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Plage du Sillon
Are you tempted by kite-surfing on one of the most beautiful beaches in France? The magic of Sillon beach, with 2 km of fine sand, is that you are also in the centre of the historic city – unique, with the exception of Biarritz… In the enchanting setting of the privateer city, this spot is accessible to everyone, where you can practise at ease. Yoann from Evoride explains: “Here, beginners can perfect their practice on calm water – the configuration of the beach is ideal for that – while those with more experience will relish the waves, further offshore.” Once the fun has finished, head to another spot: inside the city walls for dinner. It’s such a good life!
Change of atmosphere in south-west Brittany: choose your haven of peace by the sea and settle down for a family holiday. But don’t forget your sail and your board: put on your neoprene shoes and jump into Letty lagoon, an idyllic spot between Bénodet and Mousterlin. Depending on conditions, your feet will touch the bottom almost everywhere in the lagoon, but don’t head out alone without having previous knowledge of the site: to surf in safety, let Mathieu from Kite Breizh Skol guide you. With the wind, waves and rocks, excitement is guaranteed!
Sainte-Marguerite dunes in Landéda – Tréompan dunes in Ploudalmézeau
In this corner of north Finistère, 25 minutes from Brest, not one, but two exceptional sites await you, where you can practise and make progress at your pace, on the water and in the air: to the right, the Sainte-Marguerite dunes in Landéda, perfect for starting out in the shallow lagoon water. To the left, 3 Moutons, or Tréompan dunes, where the waves (never radical) await more experienced riders. Both sites are safe and you’ll have the pleasure of being in a Natura 2000 site where the biodiversity is protected. There are camp sites close to the spots, with direct access to the beach. Perfect for an energising break, with friends and children!