Plage de la Torche

Situated on one of the most westerly headlands in mainland France, La Torche takes the full impact of the Atlantic weather. This wide, open crescent of fine sand is particularly windswept and has a truly wild feel to it with just sand dunes and fields beyond.

With all the wind and waves that batter the beach at La Torche it is perhaps unsurprising it is one of the premiere windsurf spots in France and best known surf spot in Brittany. When the waves are good the beach is a magnet for local surfers.

Of course this means it isn’t always the most suitable place for swimming, although there is a seasonal lifeguard service during the summer. There are plenty of facilities at La Torche including cafes and toilets which makes it a good family beach in the summer.

As well as wild beauty there is also plenty of history here. Prehistoric sites on the headland date back over 5,000 years and Bronze age remains have been found in the dunes. More recent remains include those of German World War II fortifications.

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  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets

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