Window on the ocean
Small intimate coves or long stretches, wild or developed, bordered by rocks, dunes or cliffs... A diversity of landscapes that reflects the whole of Brittany. Here's our selection of 5 beaches in and around Brest, ideal for families.
Trez Hir beach
Over a kilometer long, facing the Crozon peninsula, this beach, just 20 minutes from Brest, has all the facilities for families: toilets, showers, supervised bathing from 12pm to 7pm in July and August. The beach has also been awarded the handiplage label, with seahorses on loan to help disabled people swim.
Want to extend your day?
Take a stroll to Fort de Berthaume or sit on the terrace of one of the many cafés and restaurants lining the beach!
Kerhornou beach in Ploumoguer
30 minutes west of Brest, Kerhornou beach is wilder and less crowded. Put down your towel and admire the view of the islands of Ouessant and Molène, unless you'd prefer to put on flippers, masks and snorkels to admire the underwater flora and fauna?
For here, the turquoise waters have nothing to envy of tropical beaches, except perhaps a few degrees...
Take advantage of your getaway to discover the Pointe du Corsen and its small beaches, which are also well worth a visit!
Blancs Sablons beach
A half-hour's drive from Brest takes you to Le Conquet, with its harbor, charming little streets and end-of-the-world feel. The Blancs Sablons beach lives up to its name: under your feet, fine white sand stretches for 2.5 kilometers.
Rather wild and exposed to the wind, the spot is well known to local surfers and fishermen during high tides. The beach lies within the protected area of the Conservatoire du Littoral, and the site has been awarded the Natura 2000 label.
If you'd like to stretch your legs after a swim, take a walk to the Kermorvan peninsula!
The Grève blanche beach
Head for the Abers coast to discover this vast, wild beach surrounded by dunes. Here you can enjoy a family swim, surf or bodyboard. Beware, however, of the occasional rock.
set off for the day (approx. 35-minute drive from Brest) and head a little further west to admire the view of the Île Vierge lighthouseIf you're brave enough to climb the 397 steps, you can even visit the lighthouse itself!
Moulin Blanc beach
Back to Brest for the last beach in our selection?
A beach in the city, that's unusual: it's Brest! Here, there's no need for a car, as the beach is served by several bus lines. The courageous can even reach it on foot.
This is where many Brest residents go after work to cool off, jog or enjoy the friendly atmosphere on the terrace of a restaurant or café.
In summer, sports activities and themed introductions are organized every Friday by the Base Nautique de Brest.