Plage de L'ile Vierge

Plage de L’ile Vierge
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Quite possibly the most stunning beach in Brittany, if not France, Plage de L’ile Vierge was once voted the "7th Most Beautiful beach in Europe". Set on the sheltered eastern side of Brittany's Crozon Peninsula the beach here is mostly pebbles backed by high white cliffs to which pine trees cling. The water here is a crystal clear turquoise - unfortunately it's about as cold as it looks! This secluded beach is more reminiscent of somewhere you would expect to find on the Mediteranean coast rather than a craggy spit of land in Northern France.

Despite its beauty crowds are rare at Plage de L’ile Vierge because access is easiest by boat. It is possible to get here on foot but it is a 20 minute hike including a steep scramble down to the beach. Definitely worth it as it may be, make sure you check the tide times as the beach all but vanishes at high tide.

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Plage de L'ile Vierge Weather Info

5 Day Plage de L'ile Vierge UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Plage de L'ile Vierge tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
17:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 1:12am (17.03m)
Low 7:34am (9.03m)
High 1:50pm (17.91m)
Low 8:22pm (8.06m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:05
Sunset20:15
Dark20:46

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 2:37am (18.23m)
Low 8:49am (7.72m)
High 3:03pm (19.50m)
Low 9:29pm (6.33m)
Daylight
First light07:36
Sunrise08:07
Sunset20:13
Dark20:44

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
20:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 3:39am (19.96m)
Low 9:51am (5.96m)
High 4:00pm (21.35m)
Low 10:24pm (4.47m)
Daylight
First light07:37
Sunrise08:08
Sunset20:11
Dark20:42

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
20:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 4:30am (21.71m)
Low 10:43am (4.19m)
High 4:50pm (23.04m)
Low 11:14pm (2.87m)
Daylight
First light07:39
Sunrise08:09
Sunset20:08
Dark20:39

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 5:16am (23.18m)
Low 11:32am (2.75m)
High 5:35pm (24.30m)
Daylight
First light07:40
Sunrise08:11
Sunset20:06
Dark20:37

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 12:00am (1.77m)
High 6:00am (24.18m)
Low 12:17pm (1.84m)
High 6:19pm (24.96m)
Daylight
First light07:41
Sunrise08:12
Sunset20:04
Dark20:35

Today's weather

Heavy rain

17 °C
(62 °F)

Fresh breeze, 33.1 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

15.6°C / 60.0°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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