Saint Gildas de Rhuys and its beaches !!!

I have come and enjoy this town several times with many posts ,however, nothing on the beaches !! I found me new older pictures and would like to tell you more about them, This is Saint Gildas de Rhuys in my beautiful Morbihan (Breton language for small sea as French would be petite mer), and my lovely Bretagne in my belle France. It never cease to amazed me the wonders of my Morbihan. Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is on the Presqu’ïle de Rhuys peninsula. Its coasts open onto a part of the Atlantic Ocean called Mor Braz (sea from the Gulf of Morbihan to the Atlantic Ocean), but also on the Gulf of Morbihan. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The best beach at St Gildas for the wild look at it and nice dunes is  plage du Goh Vélin beach , this a vast beachfront wild with nice rocks and the impressive Pointe du Grand Mont rocky overlook nice above it. For the rocky mount Grand Mont is a medium effort walkers route all bordering the beaches and also a bit inland into the marshes.


The Plage du Goh Vélin is a fine sandy beach of 1, 3 km. Behind the dunes, you will find the magnificent beach with a direct view of the bay of Quiberon and its islands. Practical: 3 car parks are equipped to accommodate vehicles: – Abraham Bay road car park (picnic tables, children’s play area, Le Vert d’O bar-restaurant) – Car park at the bottom of the Sables (access to lifeguard station, seahorse chair) – Parking route du Rohu (access to sailing school). In summer, public toilets are installed on the 3 accesses. Swimming supervised in July-August. Pets not allowed.



My fav beach site plages tv on the Goh Vélin beach

Another better beach we like around this area is the Kerver beach or plage de Kerver.  This beach goes into the city limits of Arzon and Port du Crousty as well. It is very expansive white sand beach with plenty of water sports available and snacks beach hut across it. Simply a great family beach and safe waters too; highly recommended.

st Gildas de Rhuys plage de kerver aug11

The plage de Kerver beach is the largest beach in Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys and extends to the town of Arzon – Port du Crouesty – Port Navalo. Practical: On Saint-Gildas, there are 3 main accesses: – Bois du Kerver – Municipal campsite of Kerver (entrance side) – Municipal campsite of Kerver (side of the motorhome parking area). Pets not allowed



My fav beach site plages tv on the Kerver beach :

The Port Aux Moines , formerly a natural shelter in a rock fault used by the monks of the abbey,  Note in winter the port is empty of boats all in protected garages.  


The Port aux Moines still exists within the current port. It was inaugurated on August 15, 1965. Its capacity is 117 boats. Pitches are rented by the month or year. The majority of its users are recreational anglers. Waiting times vary depending on the places freed up, the length and the type of boat. The number of sailboats tends to decrease each year in favor of motor boats. The office is open every day from April 15 to October 15, except Thursdays. The opening hours depend on the tides.


The dolmen of Port-aux-Moines located by Rue Pierre Messmer, is a megalith located at the Pointe de Men-Maria, just west of the Port-aux-Moines. The dolmen is made up of half a dozen orthostats covered by a single capstone. This slab is approximately 3.5 meters long, 1.7 meters wide and 80 cm thick. Nearby, lie several stones that could be elements, some of which were used in the construction of the enclosure. Nothing remains of the original corridor of this dolmen.   By the Pointe de Men-Maria  you have a  rocky projection making it possible to protect the boats from the swell Between these two ports (Men Maria and Aux Moines); there  is a cross, in memory of the missing sailors.


The city of Saint Gildas de Rhuys on its beaches:

The city of Saint Gildas de Rhuys on the Port aux Moines:

The Gulf Morbihan tourist office on Saint Gildas de Rhuys

This is a great natural area along the coast with great big cliffs overlooking the ocean and nice places to unwind with the whole family. Beautiful natural beaches indeed as the two above, You will have a great time on the Saint Gildas de Rhuys beaches, Hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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