Brest and the Iroise Sea
The Brest Approaches is a beautiful natural harbour with a wealth of places to explore alone, with a partner, friends or family. Welcome to the number 1 yacht marina in Brittany !
Listen to the clanking halyards and squawking seagulls ! Smell the fresh sea air ! The sea and water sports will play a big part in your holiday in Finistère.
The Brest Approaches is a giant water sports arena of 150km² with ideal wind conditions. Activities include a day trip aboard an old sailing vessel (La Recouvrance) or a state-of-the-art yacht, dinghy sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kite-surfing, sea wading at plage du Moulin Blanc beach and surfing at Petit Minou. It’s THE place for water sports enthusiasts and for lovers of spider crab, brown crab, sea bass and cuttlefish, it’s a paradise for fishermen too !
Concerts and festivals, the Musée de la Marine, Océanopolis aquarium and the National Botanical Conservatory, there’s plenty to do in Brest, not forgetting the amazing urban cable car up to Les Capucins. As for the reputation Brest has for its bars… enough said !
From the Mer d'Iroise Sea to Plougastel Strawberries
Beach fan or walking enthusiast ?
Fancy a trip to the beach ? Go to Moulin Blanc, a stone’s throw from the harbour of the same name, or leave the city and head for Locmaria Plouzané and the beaches of Trégana, Posmilin and Portez which have been delighting children and grown-ups for generations !
A surfer at heart ? Treat yourself to a session at Petit Minou, Plouzané, a surf spot popular with locals. The sandy cove set in the rocks is right opposite the Crozon Peninsula. The waves are powerful with deep troughs (especially at low tide). There are many other surf spots along the coast as well as surf schools to help you get started !
Walking enthusiasts are certainly not forgotten with many kilometres of coastal footpaths through wonderful scenery with panoramic views. Don’t hesitate to cross the Pont de l’Iroise Bridge to the pebbled shores of the Plougastel-Daoulas peninsula and don’t miss the Pointe de Kerdeniel with its stunning views of the Goulet de Brest, the Crozon peninsula and the Faou Estuary.
…and let’s not forget delicious local specialities !
A great choice of savoury buckwheat galettes, sweet crêpes and Breton far washed down with cider.
« What I love most about the Brest Approaches is the light, especially in the evening, a special experience to share with family or friends. Then going to have a drink at a sailors’ watering hole in Brest »
You can get here by plane, train, car or … by boat, of course !
Ken emberr !"
Our selection of accommodations
La maison d'yvonne
in CLEDER - Finistère
Gite ar c'heun
in PLOUZANE - Finistère
Gîte st renan
in SAINT RENAN - Finistère
Our new accommodations
ti gwenn ha glaz
in CAMARET SUR MER - Finistère
in LAMPAUL PLOUARZEL - Finistère
La petite roche plate.
in LANILDUT - Finistère