Île-Tudy Beach (Grand Plage)
Set just across the River Odet from the popular beach resort of Bénodet is this great crescent of white sand beach, backed by low dunes and lapped by clear blue ocean. Stretching nearly 5km from the upmarket yachty village of Sainte Marine to the sleepy seaside village of Île-Tudy this is well known as one of the best family friendly beaches in Brittany.
The ample sand here gently slopes into what are surprisingly warm, and fairly sheltered waters of this patch of the Bay of Biscay. In fact it is said that there are some of the warmest waters along the Breton coast and with a seasonal lifeguard service there are few excuses for not taking a dip.
The area of beach closest to Île-Tudy is known as Plage du Sillon and can get reasonably busy during the summer months. However, with a wide pathway running along the back of the beach it is easy enough to walk a little further along to find a quiet spot whatever the time of year.
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