The beaches of Quiberon!

So I have written bits and pieces in several posts about them but never one dedicated to the wonderful beaches of Quiberon just south of me and our favorite. This will change today as will tell you about the wonderful isthmus of Quiberon that goes into a peninsula or presqu’île de Quiberon all the way to the tip of the city of Quiberon.

A bit of repeat introduction for the newbies ;;)

Quiberon is situated in the department of Morbihan 56 in region of Bretagne. The southern end of the peninsula of the same name, which also includes part of the territory of the town of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. Quiberon is located 28 km from Auray , 44 km (27 miles) from me to the tip of Place Hoche, and 507 km from Paris. The city has ten beaches: the Grande Plage, Goviro ,Conguel, Jument; Aerodrome, Fort Neuf,   Porigo, Kermorvan, Castéro and   Saint Julien.

Other interesting things to see here are the Côte Sauvage or wild coast and its castle Turpault who wipes all the storms off. The castle dates from 1904. The pointe (tip) du Conguel.The fishing port of Port Maria, with departure boats to the islands of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Houat and Hoëdic .The Heritage House: museum of local life , history of shipwrecks. The .Lighthouse of Port-Maria and that of Port-Haliguen. Notre-Dame Church of Locmaria, 19C. Several dolmen, menhirs, and tumulus stones Quiberon market held every Saturday morning from 8h to 13h On the Esplanade de Hoche (Pl Hoche).

You can see Quiberon from a distance on webcams from the city here: City of Quiberon webcams Grande Plage and Port Maria

And now let me give you the beaches , 10 starting with our favorite.

Grande Plage 1 boulevard Chanard 900 meters of fine sand! This beach, in the heart of the resort, is accessible to all and has a parking for bicycles, a carpet and an armchair hipocampe for people with reduced mobility. In summer it offers a kids’ club and a beach bar. For your safety this beach is supervised in the summer and has a first aid station. Showers and toilets. We do enjoy the Grande plage or big beach, the center of it all here. It has kiddies areas, and grownups. Large beach with white sandy sands and wide enough to play games. This our favorite as it comes with easy parking, great eating/drinking places and very nice people watch site!

Tourist office of Brittany with the Grande Plage in English

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quiberon

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Plage du Goviro at Bd. du Goviro Promenade Louison Bobet At the foot of the Sofitel Thalassa Sea and Spa and the Municipal Camping du Goviro, facing Belle-Ile-en-Mer island, this small sandy beach is an ideal place to relax. Hikers on the trail nearby, can bask in before returning to their path! An armchair for the launching of people with disabilities is available at the reception of Camping du Goviro. Parking cars and bikes nearby. Emergency call terminal for rescue.

Plage du Fort Neuf Bd. de la Teignouse Ideal for lovers of sailing and jet-skiing: this beach has a launching wedge for all sailboats and motorboats. Oriented to the East, it shelters swimmers from the West winds. In addition, they can enjoy the view of the Bay of Quiberon offered from the Fort in promontory. Parking at the foot of Fort Neuf.

Plage de l’Aérodrome Bd. de la Teignouse   Large and beautiful sandy beach, often sheltered from the wind and facing the Bay of Quiberon. It will delight swimmers and thrill seekers, who in the direction of the winds, will see off the small bi-planes and other small planes of tourism to face the track of the aerodrome located a few meters behind the beach! Children will also find a skate park and a dirt bike track nearby.

Plage du Conguel at Pointe du Conguel or Conguel Point (second favorite), at the southeastern end, the pedestrian-only Conguel beach is particularly quiet, especially since it is sheltered from the westerly winds. Not far from there, at the end of the Pointe, south side, the Jument Beach is a very quiet place, far from the bustle of the city center! On the parking at the entrance of the Pointe du Conguel, you will find toilets and an emergency call terminal. Pitches for parking bicycles and picnic tables. Our 2nd choice beach to go!

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Quiberon

Port Jean Beach  is located after the spa center and the beginning of the tip of Conguel. There are several sandy beaches (swimming is difficult at low tide along the road. The environment is nice. There are a few trees with picnic tables and toilets in the center of the tip. A car park is also available by the beach at the beginning of the tip.

The plage de la Jument  is at the end of the Conguel point. It is one of the wildest beaches of Quiberon and its attendance is quite low even in summer ;usually we stop at the beach of Conguel which is very beautiful and right next to the parking

Plage de la Thalasso Promenade Louison Bobet At the foot of the Sofitel Thalassa Sea and Spa and Thalassotherapy Institute, facing Belle-Ile-en-Mer island , (photo from the Sofitel) this small sandy cove is an ideal place for spa guests of the Institute who access it directly by the promenade Louison Bobet. Hikers on the nearby trail, can also bask in before heading back! Parking cars and bikes nearby.

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Plage de Port Maria is located next to the main beach (on the right) at the port. This beach is more a playground for children; swimming is not recommended since it is located in the harbour … For those looking for space at the height of the season when the different beaches of Quiberon are full. It is perfect to play on.

Plage de Saint-Julien or du Drehen, Rue de la Petite Côte Sandy beach and rocks, ideal for playing at low tide. Located opposite the Bay of Quiberon, you can see in the distance, the coast of Carnac and watch the regattas!

Plage de Castéro Bd. de Castéro Small family beach, Quiberon Bay side. Beware, at high tide, the beach is completely covered! Parking and WC nearby.

Plage du Porigo Boulevard des Emigrés ; Sandy beach located near the port of Plaisance Port Haliguen and sailing school ASNQ. It is appreciated for its sun in the morning and its orientation on the Bay of Quiberon which protects it from the west winds. This family beach is supervised during the months of July and August and has a launching pad for fans of sea outing. An armchair for launching people with reduced mobility is also available at help station. Showers and toilets nearby.

Plage de Kermorvan Rue des Galets , Another launching beach on the Bay of Quiberon where you can see in the distance the marina Port Haliguen. The sand is more granular. Hikers of the GR34 can refresh their feet and visit the pretty village of Kermorvan nearby.

Some further webpages to help you plan your trip here are

Tourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on the beaches

Tourist office of the Morbihan dept 56 on beaches

Favorite site Plages tv on the beaches of Quiberon in English

There you go  ,now you have the rundown on all of them and can choose yours. Any will be fine, there are wonderful beaches that can put you thinking you are in the best beach spots in the world. We just have a sentimental favorite for the Grande Plage as we have come to know the merchants there. Enjoy the beaches of Quiberon.

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

 

2 Comments to “The beaches of Quiberon!”

  1. Wonderful area and, hopefully, a bit cooler than the Med! We reached 41C in motorhome a few days ago! 😎

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