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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Plouescat
Insee code29185
AltitudeFrom 0 to 56 meters
Surface14.79 km²
Population3716 inhabitants
Density251 inhabitants/km²


National labelCléder at 5.6 km (7 min)
Chief townQuimper (at 94 km, 87 min)Plounévez-Lochrist at 6.7 km (9 min)
DepartmentFinistèreSaint-Vougay at 8.2 km (10 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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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 ...


To do:

  • Plouescat offers a multidisciplinary water:
  • A nautical center, sailing, catamaran, polynesian dugout ...
  • A Point Passion Plage: water rides and sea kayaking tours to discover Kernic Bay, Dunes Keremma, plouescataise the coast and all the heritage that honors them.
  • A center for yachting.
  • A municipal school swimming: swimming lessons and aqua sea tonic at sea
  • A kitesurf school.
  • Hiking to return to simple, essential things: take the time to look, to observe, to live in harmony with nature, to have the eye of a poet or a painter. On foot, bicycle, horseback, kayak, alone, in a group, for a few hours, a weekend, a week ... Stroll around the beaten path, take a breath of fresh air, breathe to the rhythm of the waves!
  • The Path of the Customs: It is to fight against smuggling that fitted out the coastal paths. Tirelessly and in all weather conditions, hundreds of customs roamed the landing while attempting to intercept fraudulent tracking the wreckers. The footpath on nearly fifteen miles, has many buildings glued sea kelp kilns, fantastic rocks, the menhir Camlouis the driveway covered Guirnivit ... This trail also provides beautiful landscapes: sandy beaches end Kernic Bay, a small fishing port, coves and rocky beaches ...
  • The resort has, moreover, a slope at how different, but equally admirable, since enjoying sumptuous panoramas green: Valley Kerzéan including the Notre Dame Kerzéan.
  • Guided tours free of honey with honey extraction, discovery of queen rearing and life of bees, presenting fabrications chouchenn (mead). Comments provided by the beekeeper, every Friday this summer from 14h. At the end of the visit, a tasting of homemade products (honey, chouchenn ...) is available.
  • Casino slot machines, roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold'Em Poker, restoration. Theater, musical entertainment every Saturday evening.

To see:

  • The driveway covered Guirnivit, Historical Monument 19 February 1960: At the sand, in the Bay of Kernic the driveway covered Guirnivit, Neolithic, was the first witness traces of man Plouescat . Covered at high tide, this alley is a valuable indicator of the rise of sea level change that can be around seven meters. It also demonstrates the clan organization of these primitive people gathered in groups large enough to require and carry out such work. Monument, the monument is usually covered with large slabs as dolmens. But it has lost its cover, perhaps because we used the stones for other buildings such as the pier is next.
  • The menhir Camlouis, Historical Monument March 15, 1909: Bordering the shore on a heath barren rock outcrops near the cove Camlouis, it is bitter to coastal browsers. This long stone monolith erected vertically, Breton Men (stone) and Hir (long) formerly known Peulvan (stone pillar). Monument of over seven meters high, it is listed among the highest in France. Depending on the angle from which it is observed, we can, with a little imagination, help but see some form of coarse statue. It is said that in this menhir, you can find a treasure, on condition of being able to dig in the range of 12 strokes of midnight, the night of Christmas and Palm Sunday!
  • Les Halles: Unique in Finistère, Les Halles de Plouescat, dating from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, are probably the oldest and most representative of the last three halls that still exist in Britain (The Faouët and Questembert) . They served covered market on payment of duty on goods and animals presented for fair days and market. Its poles from the oak. Both rooms were fitted with floor and dormers and gable windows have been removed. This building, the jewel of the resort, has been classified as a historical monument June 18, 1915.
  • Roc'h ar Paotred Sabat or rock goblins: The evil spirits were supposed to leave the clefts of the rock and were able, for example, plowing a field in one night ...
  • Seaweed ovens: These are ditches in the dune ten meters long with walls and floor are covered with flat stones joined with clay. These furnaces were divided into compartments in which they burned the dry seaweed. After burning, each compartment block collecting soda than fifty pounds, and soda harvested was sold to the chemical plant located in Pont-Christ (1919-1952). It took about a ton of seaweed for a block of 50 kg of soda whose factory extracted at most 1 kg of iodine.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Plouescat
Leisure centresBeach Saint-Eden,   Beach of Porsmeur,   Beach of the Anse de Kernic,   Casino of Plouescat,   Marina of Plouescat,   Racecourse of La Baie du Kernic
MonumentsMarket Halls of Plouescat,   Menhir of Cam Louis


  • July:
  • Art Jazz Festival Leon offering cocktail jazz, concerts, poissonnade. Admission is free.
  • Triathlon sprint to Porsguen. 750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run.
  • In July and August:
  • Sundays Tourism. Every Sunday from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Tourist Office. Get all the information necessary for your stay in Plouescat around a welcome drink and taste the local specialties.
  • Festival of Plouescat Tuesdays: free concerts every Tuesday in the summer, from 21h, and a fest-noz.
  • Plouesc'art, exhibition of paintings and sculptures.
  • August:
  • Horse Racing on marine Kernic Bay racecourse. Trotting, galloping and obstacle are organized on an area of ​​flat sand and hard, generously sized. This space is since 1882 one of the few marine racetracks in France.
  • Honey Festival. Free entertainment. Discovery operation, the life of bees, tasting products (mead, honey ...).
  • Ludibreizh Festival, festival games worldwide and illustration ...
  • But also:
  • Concerts Celtic harp.
  • Flea market and garage sale in July.
  • Festival of the Sea
  • Feast of the lifeboat ...


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.


Kernic Bay and beach PorsmeurKernic Bay and beach Porsmeur
Wearing PorsguenWearing Porsguen
yachting bay Kernic (© Alexandre Lamoureux)yachting bay Kernic (© Alexandre Lamoureux)
The Bay KernicThe Bay Kernic
Along the GR34Along the GR34
The fantastic rocksThe fantastic rocks
The Pen year ThévenThe Pen year Théven
Boardwalk GuirnivitBoardwalk Guirnivit
Horse Racing Kernic Bay (© Véronique Le Velly)Horse Racing Kernic Bay (© Véronique Le Velly)
Horse Racing (© Véronique Le Velly )Horse Racing (© Véronique Le Velly )



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French cuisine restaurantLe Coq en Pâte  
Le Coq en Pâte Lesneven is located, about ten miles from the Channel coast. Recommended by several gourmet guides, this is one of the best addresses in the Finistère. You will enjoy...
Located 14.4 km from Plouescat40 € per person 
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Located 15.4 km from Plouescat23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet sur la plage  
Le Chalet sur la plage restaurant has a panoramic view over the bay of Morlaix. Enjoy cooking naturally oriented toward the sea, with a choice of seafood available daily. Menu of house...
Located 15.6 km from Plouescat24 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsAu jardin de Créach Avel    
Close to the beach and shops, two large guest rooms, ideal for families and couples in a house of stone (granite) with separate entrance. To eat and enjoy local specialties, breakfast...
Located 5.1 km from PlouescatFrom 58 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres a la ferme  
Rated ' Gîtes de France ' 3 Epis. Welcome to the farm. Yvonne and Jean- vincent welcome you in their house in the middle of a green and quiet in the countryside. Three bedrooms, 2 on...
Located 10.9 km from Plouescat55 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsManoir de Lesplouenan    
Near Roscoff and the island of Batz, this exceptionnal guest house offers four beautiful guest rooms in an authentic 16th Century Manor house entirely restored. Set within a large park,...
Located 14.2 km from PlouescatFrom 79 € to 96 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsMaison bretonne de caractére à plouescat  
Breton house renovated in 2007 for 4 persons, 98 m², comfortable, conservatory, large garden between sea (1 km) and countryside, near hiking trails, and nearby shops. The house is located...
Located in PlouescatFrom 280 € to 560 € per week 
House for 4 personsTy à l'ancre  
The cottage which is offered has been completely renovated. On the ground floor, a kitchen of 25m² is equipped with all the appliances necessary, farm table can accommodate 8 people....
Located 4.2 km from PlouescatFrom 270 € to 370 € per week 
House for 2 persons'La Grange'  
It's a loft in an old barn that is offered. Downstairs you will find the kitchen and living room separated by a bar large enough to take the meal, there is also the shower room and...
Located 4.2 km from PlouescatFrom 170 € to 270 € per week 

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200 places over 5 haAux quatre saisons    
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Located 13.6 km from PlouescatFrom 13.50 € to 15.70 € per day 
182 places over 5,5 haCamping ar kleguer    
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Located 15.6 km from PlouescatFrom 17.80 € to 25 € per day 
50 places over 2 haTal ar mor    
Camping overlooking the bay of Morlaix. Natural site with many activities available: fishing walking, windsurfing, trekking, kayaking, diving, bike ride, visits of tourist sites......
Located 16 km from PlouescatFrom 9.80 € to 14 € per day 

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Cap Ouest - Hotel in PlouescatCap Ouest     
Cap Ouest is set on the seafront in the town of Plouescat in Brittany. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free on-site parking. Each Cap Ouest hotel is equipped with an 82cm...
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La Caravelle - Hotel in PlouescatLa Caravelle     
Located in Plouescat, in Brittany, La Caravelle hotel features simple rooms with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a bar. The beach is 2 km away and free public parking is available close...
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La Marine - Hotel in PlouescatLa Marine     
This Brittany hotel is located in Sibiril, a 10-minute drive from Roscoff. It offers rooms with views of the port of Mogueriec, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with TNT. La Marine’s...
Located 7.9 km from PlouescatRoom from 48 €

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