Plage de Morgat
Set on a sheltered section of the picturesque Crozon peninsula, the wide golden sand Plage de Morgat is one of the finest in Finistère. The beach is backed by the popular little holiday town of the same name. Once a sardine port, the village of Morgat grew into an elegant seaside resort over the 19th century and many fine beachfront buildings still exist from this period.
The beach itself is over a kilometre in length and varies in nature as it curves around the coast of the Iroise Natural Marine Park. Unsurprisingly the area in front of the town is the most popular, but it is also possibly the best. The sand here is its softest and widest, plus you have all the facilities, cafes and shops close by.
Of course it is a popular spot and can get quite busy in the summer holidays as visitors flock to Crozon. However, it is still possible to find a quiet spot further up the beach, and whilst the backdrop is more than pleasant the beach does become a little pebbly at this end.
Being fairly sheltered Morgat beach is generally safe for swimming and watersports, although it is worth noting there is no lifeguard on duty.
At the southern tip of the beach is the large Blue Flag award winning marina.
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