Baie de Trépassés

Baie des Trépassés - Brittany
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baie des Trépassés
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The beautiful unspoilt beach of Baie de Trépassés is tucked away behind the rugged Pointe du Raz, France's most westerly point. These jagged 70 metre cliffs not only provide a stunning backdrop but help protect the beach from the south-westerly winds. However, there is no getting away from the fact this is an exposed beach which often faces the full wrath of the Atlantic Ocean. The wide sandy beach is flanked by high cliffs, with the equally high Pointe du Van set to the north. 

Baie de Trépassés translates as the "Bay of the Departed (dead)" which may be misinterpretation of an earlier Breton name, although there is a legend that dead druids were ferried from here to the island of Seine for burial. Whatever the origins this is a highly atmospheric and dramatic location, particularly when the sea is rough, which it often is.

As you might imagine, the beach here is popular with surfers. Often ideal for all levels of ability there are can be strong currents when the surf gets bigger.

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Baie de Trépassés Weather Info

5 Day Baie de Trépassés UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Baie de Trépassés tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
17:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 1:12am (17.03m)
Low 7:34am (9.03m)
High 1:50pm (17.91m)
Low 8:22pm (8.06m)
Daylight
First light07:35
Sunrise08:06
Sunset20:16
Dark20:46

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 2:37am (18.23m)
Low 8:49am (7.72m)
High 3:03pm (19.50m)
Low 9:29pm (6.33m)
Daylight
First light07:37
Sunrise08:07
Sunset20:13
Dark20:44

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
20:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 3:39am (19.96m)
Low 9:51am (5.96m)
High 4:00pm (21.35m)
Low 10:24pm (4.47m)
Daylight
First light07:38
Sunrise08:09
Sunset20:11
Dark20:42

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
20:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 4:30am (21.71m)
Low 10:43am (4.19m)
High 4:50pm (23.04m)
Low 11:14pm (2.87m)
Daylight
First light07:39
Sunrise08:10
Sunset20:09
Dark20:40

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 5:16am (23.18m)
Low 11:32am (2.75m)
High 5:35pm (24.30m)
Daylight
First light07:41
Sunrise08:12
Sunset20:07
Dark20:38

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 12:00am (1.77m)
High 6:00am (24.18m)
Low 12:17pm (1.84m)
High 6:19pm (24.96m)
Daylight
First light07:42
Sunrise08:13
Sunset20:05
Dark20:36

Today's weather

Heavy rain

17 °C
(62 °F)

Fresh breeze, 33.1 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

15.7°C / 60.2°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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