As one of the France’s largest regions and with over 1000km of coastline, it’s really no surprise that Brittany has been blessed with some pretty spectacular beaches. For those hoping for a camping holiday in Brittany filled with relaxed days spent by the sea, you’ll find endless remote coves and vast sandy stretches to choose from.
Here are just a handful of the best beaches in Brittany, many of which are just a short drive from some of the most popular Brittany campsites.
For those after convenience and an abundance of good seaside restaurants, Dinard is a popular spot. It’s one of Brittany’s best loved beach resorts and you’ll find the main beach, plage de l’Écluse, has everything you need for a stress-free day out. Dinard is additionally close to a few of our top Canvas Holiday Brittany campsites, including Camping le Châtelet, with its ocean views, and Camping Château de Galinée, that’s nestled in the grounds of an historic castle.
Located on the northern coast of Brittany and forming part of the La Côte de Granit Rose — named so for its pink rock formations — is this bustling resort town that’s home to not one but two great beaches. Perros-Guirec’s main beach is situated close to the cafés and shops of the town, however, if you’re after something more secluded, smaller Trestrignel beach is a good shout and ideal for kids hoping to build plenty of sand castles.
Plage de Theolen
For those camping in France with younger kids, they’ll no doubt relish the chance to explore endless rock pools bursting with marine life. Plage de Theolen — a wilder beach on the south west coast of Brittany — is just the place for this and there’s even a small bar near the car park for drinks with a view.
Located just a few miles west of the popular beach resort of Bénodet, Île-Tudy offers up both a picturesque sleepy seaside village as well as wonderful swimming conditions off its Grand Plage. The water here is calm, crystal clear and fairly warm, plus in the summer the beach is lifeguarded which makes it a particularly great spot for families. For a balanced beach holiday, stay at nearby Camping Escale St Gilles and split your time between bustling Bénodet and quieter Île-Tudy.
Jutting dramatically out to sea on the southern edge of Brittany is where you’ll discover the rugged landscapes and beaches of the Quiberon Peninsula. Windy conditions on the west coast makes it a haven for wind sports, while those hoping to swim can head to the landslip’s more protected southern or eastern beaches. Camping Moulin de Kermaux is a super convenient campsite that’s just a few miles from Quiberon.
Plage de l’île Vierge
For keen hikers after a challenge with — quite frankly — paradise at the end, plan to visit the idyllic Plage de l’île Vierge. It’s found near the resort town of Morgat (which also has its own decent sandy beach) and it has a genuine tropical vibe thanks to its white cliffs, bright blue waters and pine-fringed exteriors.
If you’re on holiday in Brittany with kids who want to try out their skills at wind or water sports, there’s no better beach town to day trip to than St Evette. Its breezier conditions make it perfect for exhilarating activities like windsurfing, kayaking or sailing, plus there’s a handful of cafés and bars scattered along the shore if you’re in need of refreshment afterwards.