Baie de Trépassés Beach

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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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