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Plouescat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Plouescat a nature ocean!

Located on the "Côte des Sables" Plouescat owes much of its fame to its sandy beaches and coves sheltered.

Its coastline of over 13 km gives rise to successive landscape where beaches, massive sand dunes, granite blocks with strange shapes and fantastic, and a bay where intermingle mudflats and sandbanks large.

Permanent theater, the bay at low tide Kernic hosts many birds justifying its inclusion in the Natura 2000 program. The bay is also one of the few "marine racetracks" Europe and hosts since the 19th century punters and curious about this unique racetrack. Beginners or seasoned athletes benefit, too, much of this cove practices for yachting and kite-surfing in particular.

Earth hikers, Plouescat also invites the visitor to discover along the GR34 or the hollow interior of his ways, a rich and varied heritage of which many remains from the Neolithic period, stelae and many Gallic landmarks.

A jewel of a vegetable rich region, the city has preserved its magnificent halls around the 16th century Leonarda identity.

Many activities available throughout the year are a value added for this destination to discover Brittany, family, friends, the time for a single trip or stay ...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.6571720 (N 48° 39’ 26”)
Longitude-4.1742630 (W 4° 10’ 27”)
Surface area14.79 km²
Population3716 inhabitants
Density251 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (94 km, 1h27)
Insee code29185
IntercommunalityCC de la Baie du Kernic

Nearest cities & towns

Cléder5.6 km (7 min)
Plounévez-Lochrist6.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Vougay8.2 km (10 min)
Sibiril8.8 km (12 min)
Tréflez9.4 km (14 min)
Plouzévédé10.4 km (12 min)
Tréflaouénan10.7 km (13 min)
Plougoulm10.9 km (14 min)
Goulven11.1 km (14 min)
Trézilidé11.5 km (13 min)
Plouider13.2 km (16 min)
Lanhouarneau13.3 km (13 min)
Plounéour-Trez14.2 km (17 min)

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Kernic Bay and beach Porsmeur
Kernic Bay and beach Porsmeur
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Wearing Porsguen
Wearing Porsguen
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yachting bay Kernic (© Alexandre Lamoureux)
yachting bay Kernic (© Alexandre Lamoureux)
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The Bay Kernic
The Bay Kernic
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Along the GR34
Along the GR34
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The fantastic rocks
The fantastic rocks
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The Pen year Théven
The Pen year Théven
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Boardwalk Guirnivit
Boardwalk Guirnivit
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Horse Racing Kernic Bay (© Véronique Le Velly)
Horse Racing Kernic Bay (© Véronique Le Velly)
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Horse Racing (© Véronique Le Velly )
Horse Racing (© Véronique Le Velly )
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Wednesday 28 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 29 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 30 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Very close to Plouescat, discover Keremma Dunes, the largest dune Breton! This forms a strip about 8 kilometers long, 500 to 1000 meters wide and extends over 200 hectares. The serene landscape, open coast, offers large areas of lawn maritime dune ridges, sandy beaches and extensive mudflats teeming with migrant birds. Orchids are the jewel of this unique diversity and makes Keremma, a remarkable interest from a European perspective flora.

La Maison des Dunes and hike to Keremma, welcomes you and offers naturalist guided walks, hikes accompanied, an educational tour of six interpretive stations, a museum, a point about hiking.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Surfing lessons at Penfoul/Landunvez beach
Sports sensations40 € Landunvez (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Goémoniers Circuit
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (47 km)
Traouïéro Valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Trégastel (52 km)
Ploumanac'h Natural Site
HikeEasy3h00Perros-Guirec (56 km)


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