In my opinion, this is the most stunning part of Brittany. It goes without saying that Brittany has plenty more spectacular sights to offer – such as the soaring cliffs of Cap Fréhel, the Côte d’Emeraude and the Côte de Granit Rose or the beautiful cities of Rennes and Nantes, to name just a few – so why should you choose the Presqu’île de Crozon? Admittedly, I am biased, but for me the answer is simple: it has everything you need for an active, sporty yet peaceful life. The variety of coastal stretches and beaches is second to none.
The peninsula borders on the roadstead of Brest (Rade de Brest) with the Pointe des Espagnols to the north, while its western edge meets the open sea at the Pointe de Pen-Hir and the Pointe de Dinan. Its southernmost tip is the Cap de la Chèvre in the Baie de Douarnenez. To the east, it is linked to the mainland via Le Faou or Châteaulin. From long, flat sandy beaches to rocky cliffs and small, deserted and picturesque bays, the region has the right setting for any mood or type of activity. In addition to 18 named beaches, there are countless other places to access the sea. Even in summer, the beaches aren’t packed. There is a gorgeous coastal path too – just bear in mind that you need to be careful in a few places if you’ve got young children with you.
Although it is relatively secluded in geographical terms, there are numerous pretty little towns, villages and hamlets which are full of life. Particular highlights worth a visit include Landévennec abbey, Camaret harbour with the defensive tower of Vauban and Morgat’s promenade.
There is plenty for visitors interested in geology to see too, with intriguing rock strata along the coastline and more than 400 caves.