The coastal beaches of my Morbihan!

So we are waiting for summer but is it already here? We had 23C today or about 74F and sunny, the first traffic jams going towards the coast were felled coming back and the foreign license plates from UK, IRL, and Germany are beginning to be seen quite often. We have a four days weekend due to Ascension Day and today bridge break off day and as usual we did not had anything planned!

We are last minute travelers and usually take our two big vacation periods in August and Christmas/New Year’s time. The rest we just wandered around our areas or an occassional weekend treat. Today I decided to go into unchartered territory sort of. We go by the area but with so much to see we continue to by pass wonderful spots that now I take the time to see ,locally. Here are two gems from the towns of Ploemeur and Larmor Plage in the Morbihan dept 56.

ploemeur

Of course, I have written on these two before , but today will concentrate on the coastal area and its beaches. They can compare with any and are a wonderful spot to soak on the French flair ! Let me tell you a bit more on them.

Ploemeur is a town on the Atlantic coast bordering four cities: Lorient, Larmor-Plage, Guidel and Quéven. It has 17 km of coastline. On this range there are several beaches, without counting several coves. The way to the sea is a 13 km circuit linking the center of Ploemeur to the seaside.

In the hamlet of Kerroc’h , part of Ploemeur, west of the pointe du Talud, there is the Port Blanc-Kerroc’h beach which is mostly frequented by locals. It opens on the port of Kerroc’h, which is rather a mooring area for small boats, historically there were fishermen who practiced coastal fishing and there is a boat ramp very busy. The Port Blanc – Kerroc’h beach is a family beach of fine sand of 100 meters long surrounded by rocks, and of course swimming is not supervised. This beach is equipped with: sanitary, drinking water point, showers, and telephone booth. I must add and you can see by the photos that it is very nice cosy beach and very nice for families, with plenty of eating facilities up the street. There is, also, a lighthouse pointing towards the Belle ïle en Mer and a Calvary in honor of the fallen fisherman!

ploemeur

ploemeur

ploemeur

ploemeur

 

The nearby Pointe du Talud is located between the beaches of Pérello and Kerroc’h. There is a promenade along the cliffs anchored in the sea. The natural and the diversity of the landscapes constantly moving over the seasons and the weather will amaze you. This advance of land in the sea will make as much the pleasure of walkers as fishermen. This is more secluded and grassy sandy walks along the ocean are always wonderful. The area is loaded with mobile homes both for rentals and all year living as residents. The big thing here is a very nice camping or Camping Pointe du Talud, great for the whole family. More info on the Camping is here: https://www.campingpointedutalud.com/

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City of Ploemeur and its beaches

Plages tv site on the Port Blanc Kerroch beach

Local tourist office of Lorient South Brittany on Ploemeur

Larmor-Plage is located on the west bank of the entrance to the harbor of Lorient which marks the confluence of the Blavet and Scorff rivers, it faces the island of Groix and the Atlantic Ocean. The territory of the town extends inside the harbor of Lorient, allowing a view on the peninsula of Gâvres, the Citadel of Port-Louis and Lorient. The coastline is rich and varied, alternating rocky coast, sandy beaches such as port Maria, and Toulhars etc., dune cordon with its marshes at Anse de Kerguelen, and Parc Océanique, the coastal urban area with its ancient and contemporary villas, the village center surrounded by the Notre Dame de Larmor Church and its Tower fortified steeple that responded to the salutation of the naval ships passing through the access channel of the harbor by a flock of bells. Larmor-Plage is a seaside resort, adopted by tourists and local walkers for its beaches, its Marina, its restaurants in the village, on the port, and along the promenade of port Maria, its traditional market on the place du Bourg on Sunday mornings and its promenades with a view on the island of Groix and the harbor of Lorient.

The plage de Toulhars is a family beach lined with a pedestrian promenade. A popular venue for beach volley enthusiasts. Toilets and showers are available, pets are not allowed. The beach is supervised from July 01 to August 31. The beach of Toulhars forms a cove that gives the whole landscape its coherence. In the immediate vicinity of the town, the seafront of Toulhars is the main seaside area of Larmor-Plage, with its pedestrian promenade on both sides of the cove and its row of modest-sized resorts, where some high-rise buildings recently have been pretty much integrated. The two landing-stages, today abandoned by the port users and maintained by the town, serve as a place for walks.

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larmor plage

City of Larmor Plage on its beaches

Plages tv site on the Toulhars beach

Local Tourist office of Lorient South Brittany on Larmor Plage

And there you go a nice one two combination for a day or weekend soaking on the nice Breton sunshine and great bounties of the sea on site! Not to mention the nice pure air walks along the ocean, always nice. Hope you enjoy the beaches of Ploemeur and Larmor Plage as we do.

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

 

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