The beaches of Carnac!

Ok so the world knows this town and Unesco recognised because of the megalith stones that abound here (see post). However, we come here literally for the beaches and the ambiance in good weather. Sometimes even in bad weather for the ambiance in the restos/bars. The town is great and well known in France and Europe in summer months.

I like to tell you a bit more about the beaches of Carnac that were written before briefly so take the opportunity to update the post as well. Enjoy it , good for the whole family, and this is still time here. Of course, Carnac is in my beautiful dept 56 of Morbihan, and in my lovely region of Bretagne.

It’s a splendid beach area just 32 km or so (about 19 miles) from my home. Carnac is known for its megalithes stones, however, the things that attacts me here is the beach life, and restos with terraces along the beaches ,and the nightlife well at least to mingle in the restos ,and my sons love it.  The drive is very nice along quant villages ,and the main entry from my side of Auray is the Carnac bourg, this is what is considered the city center , usually where the church, and mayor’s office is located. It has a nice central plaza with restos all around it ,and an escape from the more bustle at the beach or Carnac plage. You follow the signs for Les Plages, and you reach the area of beaches known as Carnac plage.  Here is  one beach after the other, my favorites are Ty Bihan, Légenèse, and the Grande Plage (main central beach). There is also, St Colomban, Beaumer , Pô, and Men Du. The works!!!

There is the Grand Plage, just a big semi circle of wooded secluded beaches great for surfing and families. You have dressing, showers and WC available. Plage St Colomban, further west  and the best place for surfing ,and belly planchers.  Plages de Beaumer , Pô, and Men Dù,  these are in the small ilots of île de Stuhan and link by a narrow sand dune in the water at high sea ,where we can discover a natural alley at sea. The beaches of Légénes and Ty Bihan are very nice too,  there are west of the Yacht Club, small beaches in comparison  but very nice indeed. In between all there is Port du Pô, a nice harbor where you can attained the beaches and have some good food looking at the sea.   Kids activities including learn to swim (special inflatable mini pools )  is available and supervise by certified instructors.






The food is plenty and would be unfair to just name a few, however, for something different head for the Kreiz An Avel, at 1 ave de la Chapelle, in the port du Pô area of Carnac, great seafood and pizzeria in two different legal entities , resto with Kreiz An Avel and pizzas with Pizza Baia (take out). Same owners , they are in roundabout facing the harbor. We try for lunch the pizzas with canard, chorizos, and hams, with banana splits, ice cream, and creme brulée à coconut; with pints of beers pelforths. The price is right for a tourist area, the food was great, good company as we found British tourists who had come there the day before and like it a lot. The resto was full but always rotating with tables available and 3 servers. For a first impression , bit slow , but again very popular with locals and tourists alike.


It was time to eat again, and we came back to our favorite at the Memes Tra, mention here for the memories, the new ownership as the Lulu à la plage brasserie, good we missed the ambiance of the first one ;right across is the Grande Plage, and very close to the shopping area behind it , the food is delicious, we gang up on mussels is the season, curry and garlic sauces combination with delicious homemade fries, grimbergen beers, and more banana splits, Breizh gourmand (coffee with small breton cakes like far breton etc), and Quebec cup of ice;  cream different flavors.


We hit Saint Colombard beach early  to avoid traffic and potential bad weather as can change quickly here ,we never know even with local forecasts its not a perfect science.  We did walk into the bunker (St Colombard beach)  that I wanted to do last time so this is a remnant from WWII, and still there rusting away but still there.  We again saw the kids activities early on with learning to swim and all in an inflatable pool! The rocks or reefs onto the beach is a sight to see, and the white sandy beach was a delight.




For a great ice cream go to L’Igloo just a block from the Grande Plage or big beach, superb , our family would come here just for that! For a quick coffee, the lotto tickets, magazines, newspaper, and the must stamp, we had the opportunity to visit it especially for the lottery and newspaper this friendly Bar Tabac Le Marigny, very close to the beach as well.

If staying longer periods and need grocery shopping there is on Super U ,Avenue des Druides, right by the beaches area. There is a petit train or little train service, that takes you around the city and into nearby La Trinité sur Mer.


The official Carnac tourist office on the beaches:

My fav Plages TV webpage on the beaches of Carnac:

Like I said, the beaches of Carnac are glorious, the time of the year to be out every day, and they are popping now ,and on weekend is fantastic. Hope you enjoy the beaches of Carnac too.

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

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2 Comments to “The beaches of Carnac!”

  1. You’re right, the beaches are spectacular.

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