Plage de Gwendrez (Guendrez)
One of the larger beaches on this stretch of the Brittany coastline, Plage de Gwendrez consists of a strip of fine pale sand descending gently into lagoon-like shallows.
Surrounded by an unspoilt landscape of gently rolling fields, access is via the attractive town of Plouhinec. Divided into a smaller northern and larger southern section by a low outcrop of rocks that are perfect for children to clamber over, this family-friendly beach perhaps not surprisingly takes its name from the Breton French for ‘White Sands’.
The beach is also a popular spot for would-be wave riders thanks to the presence of a surf school. While Atlantic breakers that can reach up to two metres are ideal for surfing, they mean you might want to reconsider swimming here with the family. That said, Plage de Gwendrez has held Blue Flag certification for its cleanliness since 2013, and its westerly facing direction means the sunsets here are often sublime.
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