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From port to port, beach to beach, adventure to adventure...

Here’s an adventure that will take you from Locquirec Port up to the Port de Toul an Hery, and to the borders with the Côtes d’Armor. The beaches and the port of Locquirec are all connected and can be discovered little by little...

The pretty port in Locquirec is just as enjoyable to look at as it is to walk along.

After having strolled along the port, cross the boat storage yard. You’ll see charming little coloured rowboats lined up vertically in their storage racks, bigger boats and tallships that are having a makeover before being set on the sea once more.

A little further on, the Venelle de la Douane, flower-filled in spring and summer, follows the line of the coast and takes you to the pebble beach of Traon ar Valin. Now, here’s a colourful spot! You’ll see brightly-coloured cabins belonging to the fishermen - there are blue ones, green ones and white ones as well as those bleached by the sun and the moon. A wonderful passageway beckons you down to the shore.

Wiggle your toes in the sand

You’ll arrive on the shore, that is revealed at every low tide, a heavenly spot for those who love hunting for shellfish. You’ll see shellfish-gatherers here with their baskets or buckets gradually filling up with clams, cockles, winkles, prawns and delicious crabs. Bear in mind that shellfish gathering is regulated in Locquirec Bay - ask at the Tourist Office for any restrictions.

At low tide

Carry on another 300 metres and pass in front of the Résidences de Keraudren with their rectangular shapes and unparalleled views over the bay.
Follow the coast and you’ll arrive at the Municipal Campsite

Come back to the coastal path, which is easy to find thanks to the signposts showing two lines - one white, one red.

At high tide

Take a few steps along the shore and take the path that you’ll find just in front of the ’Résidences’ buildings. This path takes you towards Plestin, a great way to admire the panoramic views!
Carry on another 100 metres, and take the pathway known as ’Chemin de la Falaise’ (the cliff path) which will take you to the campsite ’Fond de la Baie’.

The path follows the coastline between the long sandy beach and the campsite itself. To your left, you’ll probably spot people relaxing on the beach, children building sandcastles; to the right, imagine the children playing catch outside their tents and families getting ready for a barbecue...

Take a look at the sea!

There’s almost no point describing Locquirec Bay, as it changes at least twice a day! At high tide it has the sea, and at low tide it become a vast stretch of sand. The shining reflections of its surface create an ever-changing picture, exploding with colours at dusk and shifting from softness to passion, from strength to fragility.

plage de locquirec, bretagne

Keep following the path under the bows of the pine trees. The dune is lined with small wooden barriers (known as ’ganivelles’), but you’ll find a pathway where the tall grasses tickle your feet and your calves.

Just a little further...

A noise, some blasts on a whistle, children laughing? Just on the other side of the trees you might spot supporters coming along to cheer on Les Gars de la Rive, the local football team that often plays on this football pitch.
In one corner, children come and go on the slides and games of the playpark. A little further back, a family is hitting a ball on the tennis courts, while at the Skatepark a group of teenagers are showing off their skills and tricks with a skateboard.

Spot the beacons!

Follow the Douron Estuary, which has wonderful maritime beacons with fantastic names: the green one is called ’the Red Turret’, the small yellow one is known as ’the Hare’ and the red one is called ’the Pichodour’.
balise port de locquirec, Bretagne
This delightful river runs through more than 7000 acres, ellwith a course of some 38 km that includes 38 different communities, and it marks the boundary between Finistère (29) and the Côtes d’Armor (22). Just opposite, you can spot the beaches of Plestin les Grèves.

You’ll come out in front of a wonderful manor house that faces the sea, a manor house known as l’Ile Blanche.
Locquirec made its mark in history through fine residences owned by ship-owners, just like this one. Nowadays, the visitors’ centre of the Île Blanche is home to the Communauté des Filles du Saint Esprit and opens its doors to holidaymakers, conferences, religious groups from all over the world and even spiritual retreats.

Here and there, on the edges of this path, you’ll spot boats that are either moored up for the winter or are left here to finish their days as inspiration for painters and photographers.

bateaux a toul en hery à Locquirec

From the other side of Cornic Bridge, you can see a magnificent 16th century manor that is known as The Silver Tower.

You’re now at the little port of Toul an Hery, at the mouth of the Douron, which was positively booming a few years ago.

A change of scene for the return trip

Turn around.
After you’ve crossed the campsite, at the edge of the car park, you’ll reach the entrance to a tree-lined pathway called ’le chemin de la falaise’ (the cliff path) where you’ll find two lines - one red and one white - that mark the GR coastal path.
Once you’ve reached the top, follow the road for a few metres, then go down the great steps that will take you to Locquirec Port via the passageway known as ’La venelle de la Douane’.
port de locquirec, Bretagne, Finistère