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

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 7ft 20s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:22am (7.97m)
High 9:12am (19.12m)
Low 4:06pm (7.89m)
High 10:01pm (17.95m)
Daylight
First light07:56
Sunrise08:30
Sunset17:37
Dark18:11

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 11ft 18s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 10ft 17s  °  ° 23mph
19:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 4:33am (8.50m)
High 10:33am (18.54m)
Low 5:22pm (7.96m)
High 11:30pm (17.88m)
Daylight
First light07:58
Sunrise08:32
Sunset17:36
Dark18:10

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:50am (8.31m)
High 12:02pm (18.83m)
Low 6:36pm (7.32m)
Daylight
First light07:59
Sunrise08:33
Sunset17:35
Dark18:09

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 12:50am (18.73m)
Low 7:01am (7.42m)
High 1:16pm (19.86m)
Low 7:41pm (6.20m)
Daylight
First light08:00
Sunrise08:35
Sunset17:34
Dark18:09

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:53am (20.05m)
Low 8:04am (6.14m)
High 2:15pm (21.13m)
Low 8:38pm (5.00m)
Daylight
First light08:02
Sunrise08:36
Sunset17:33
Dark18:08

Sun 24/11 »

Surf report for Sun 24/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
19:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
High 2:45am (21.40m)
Low 8:59am (4.86m)
High 3:06pm (22.26m)
Low 9:28pm (4.00m)
Daylight
First light08:03
Sunrise08:38
Sunset17:32
Dark18:07

Today's weather

Cloudy

8 °C
(46 °F)

Gentle breeze, 13.3 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

12.9°C / 55.2°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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