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Top 5 best surf spots in Brittany

Both beginner and experienced surfers, Brittany in north-west France is the place to go surfing
Published on 24 August 2023

Yes, between two slices of typically Breton kouign-amann, it’s THE sport to eliminate while enjoying the magical setting of the Côte de Granit Rose’s superb beaches! The white or pink sand and the panoramic views as far as the eye can see add to the beauty of a Breizh-hot surf session.

Waves, swell and tide: the conditions are right in Brittany for quality surf spots.

Ready to ride? Grab your boards!

Discover the surf spots of Trestel Bay

Renowned in Brittany (and indeed all over France!) for being a veritable surfing hotspot, Trestel Bay is THE place to be to get your board out. For almost a kilometer, this white-sand beach offers spectacular views of the island of Tomé, as well as… 7 other islands! Enough to motivate you to keep your head above water during your surf session in Brittany.

Have you not yet dared to glide over your first waves? Don’t panic! Every year, the Trestel Surf Club organizes a surfing day in October on the bay! On the program: free introductions and water activities for young and old riders alike. Surf lifesaving, kiteboarding, surf-skiing, surf drawing contests… It’s the ideal event to introduce beginners and advanced riders to new activities during the vacations!

To recover from the excitement of a frenzied surf session, Trestel beach is also the spot for lovers of bucolic walks by the water! Take the time to discover the rich flora and fauna of Brittany’s coastline while hiking along the footbridges. It’s also the perfect time to admire the small cliffs on the Pointe du Goff!

To regain your strength after a good surfing session

Ramming with your arms, bending your knees, keeping your balance… Surfing is sport! And sometimes, it starts as soon as you put on your wetsuit… So inevitably, the whole thing whets your appetite. But luckily! The delicious restaurants above Trestel beach in Trévou-Tréguignec welcome you for a gourmet break:

Glide onto Goas Lagorn beach at Beg Léguer

Lower down the Goas Lagorn valley, the eponymous beach welcomes surfers and idlers between the towns of Lannion and Trébeurden. Facing west, it’s one of the region’s most popular surf spots! On the beach at Goas Lagorn, surfers and bodyboarders have a field day on the big waves.

To take lessons or simply perfect their skills, beginners and advanced surfers alike take advantage of their vacations in Brittany to go back to school… at the Macareux Surf School! From the age of 5 upwards, young and old alike discover the most beautiful element of surfing accompanied by an enthusiast: water! Soon swell, tide, wax, back wash and leach will hold no secrets for you! And if you don’t feel like surfing, the school has more than one board in its bag to keep you entertained: stand-up paddle, bodyboarding, bodysurfing… It’s up to you to choose which way you’ll take to the waves in Breton country!

If you feel a little peckish after your surf session…

A good cocktail, a delicious Breton galette, the sun setting on the water as far as the eye can see… The dream, isn’t it? A word of advice: head to the Bar de la plage in Lannion to finish your surf day in style.

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Surfing at Saint-Michel-en-Grève beach

At Saint-Michel-en-Grève beach, the sea is warm, the tide is high, and surfers are seduced! Do you seem to spot a cross in the middle of the water during your surf session? No, no, you haven’t hit your board on the head: it’s simply the mi-Lieue cross! Used by sailors as a marker of tide levels, it can also be seen from the sandy beach. It’s the symbol of this surf spot!

If you’re looking for one of the best surf spots in Saint-Michel-en-Grève, put your trust in the Mat’Surf School! Your instructor will take you surfing on the best waves… Those Breton guys are really nice! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, there’s a range of packages to suit your level, from beginners’ courses to rentals! So, are you ready to strap on your wetsuits?

What if you took advantage of your vacation in Brittany to do some shopping? Near the surf spot of Saint-Michel-en-Grève, le panier d’Eve offers a variety of products… local and organic please! Ideal for a delicious Breton picnic to share!

Spend a sporty vacation at Trestraou beach

Eager to enjoy the Breton sunshine both on your surfboard and on the fine sand? Head for Trestraou beach in Perros-Guirec! Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned surfer or a water sports enthusiast, this is the place to be! Here, you’ll find one of the best spots on the Breton coast (and in France!).

A family beach, Trestraou is an ideal vacation spot for tribes on vacation in Brittany. Here, the slope is gentle, making it easy to swim… but also to launch your surfboards! On the other side of the water, the long promenade offers a moment of relaxation alongside a host of activities: casino, cinema, restaurants… In short, everything you need to be a quality surf spot… but also to prolong the pleasure of surfing!

It’s also an internationally renowned place welcoming Alexis Deniel, surf instructor at Ponant surf school but also a medallist in his discipline. Here, he passes on his passion for surfing for all ages!

The waves haven’t worn you out? Trestraou beach is the ideal starting point for numerous excursions on the water! Head off with Armor navigation to the ornithological reserve for a bird-watching session. Perros-Guirec combines a love of surfing with a love of nature!

Riding the waves at Locquirec

Peacefully sheltered in part by the rocks, the Moulin de la Rive beach in the town of Locquirec is definitely one of the best surf spots between the Côtes d’Armor and Finistère! This slightly off-center, relatively uncrowded pebble beach is a surfer’s paradise. On the menu: a north-facing beach, rollers, swell, and waves at all hours!

Here’s one of the surf schools between Côtes d’Armor and Finistère: welcome to the Surfing Locquirec school! Whatever your level, our state-qualified instructors will guide you safely through your first surf, bodyboard or stand-up paddle lessons. What’s more, the surf school is also certified handi-surf! For a fun session with friends, head to Surfing Locquirec to rent your Giant Paddle. Last one standing on the board wins!

You know the saying: after the effort, the comfort! Of course, this also applies to surfing. Can you hear the festive music and good smells in the distance? Just a few steps away, you’ll find La Grande Vadrouille. A unique place to recharge your batteries!

To party with your feet in the water

Surfing is all about sharing and a cool man vibe! So what could be better than an evening in a festive straw hut during your vacation in Brittany? Onwards to Le petit bain by the beach in Plestin-les-Grèves!

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