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An unforgettable outing in Plougasnou - to Primel Point

Originally created in 1791 to combat the smuggling trade, the coastal path known as the Customs Officers’ Trail (le sentier des douaniers) now enables everyone to walk along the coast, discover the seascapes and the cliffs, the creeks and sandy beaches, the rocks and also the charming fishing ports that life to the rhythm of the tides.

sentier des douaniers, randonnée, Bretagne To be certain you don’t miss a thing, leave your car at the Church Square in Plougasnou.

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église Saint-Pierre, Plougasnou, Baie de Morlaix, Bretagne


You’d better slip on your walking boots because although the trail is accessible to most walkers, it includes a few tricky and steep sections.

Behind the church, take the road to the beach. After 300 m , take the path to your left (chemin de Lézouzard) and immediately right you’ll see the path leading to the coastal trail. You’ll pass, on your right, a private property dating from 1879 which was built as a family home called Ker Maria. The chapel dates from 1882.
côte de Plougasnou, Baie de Morlaix, Bretagne
The first part of this coastal path is a bit of a challenge: the steps climb and drop but you’re rewarded for your efforts with a beautiful view of the coast! A little further on, the view opens up and you can admire Plougasnou-St Jean beach with its strip of pebbles. Those who like to go digging for seafood at low tide uncover countless treasures and the sandy beach welcomes walkers and even a few courageous bathers, all year round! côte de Plougasnou, Baie de Morlaix, Bretagne

Carry on towards Primel Trégastel. You’ll see remnants from the Second World War if you look carefully at the concrete remains.

This last part of the train, much flatter and more forgiving, allows you to see the beautiful beach of Trégastel, much used for swimming (with lifeguards here in summer) for watersports and for outings on the waves. Primel Point stretches all along this beach. Don’t stop yet! After the beach, take the road towards the campsite. What a captivating spot! Here you’ll dicover a natural, protected site that still harbours the remains from different periods in history including an ancient standing stone, a spur, an old granite quarry, the cabin for the long-gone customs officers, and from here you’ll get an incredible panoramic view: Diben port, Roscoff and its ferries, the Île de Batz with its lighthouse, Lannion Bay.... it was worth that little extra walk, wasn’t it? pointe de Primel, Plougasnou, Bretagne
Back to the hamlet of Primel where the villas and houses bring to mind a Bourgeois period where tourism was gracefully brought by the train and the Morlaix-Primel line.

Fancy a refreshing break or a spot of lunch? You can choose a fine restaurant with unparalleled seaviews at La Cameline or La Part des Anges, or a coffee-stop that’s surely well-earned at the café la Casa del Mar.

It’ll soon be time to head on home. Take the chapel street, and cast your eye over the Don Bosco Chapel which has gained a new lease of life thanks to the restoration work of some volunteers, who also put on events in the summer. Drink in your parting views of the sea, the beach, the point and the port ...
chapelle Don Bosco, Plougasnou, Bretagne
The road carries on towards the centre of the village: you can take the left-hand turning on the Route de Sainte Barbe to keep the sea in sight and pick up the GR 34 coastal path. Ruffélic Manor, faithfully restored, is a sight to behold. A little further on, on your left, the pathway takes you to a monument that overlooks the sea, placed on the spot where the bodies of Resistance fighters were found.

The circuit is complete, here you are once more at Plougasnou, having had a good breath of fresh air and filled your mind with images that will undoubtedly remain with you for a long time to come. If you have a moment, feel free to drop in to the Tourist Office to complete your visit and get any information you might need. After all, there’s still so much to do and see....!