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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor

Resort of Côtes d'Armor-located to the west of the Emerald Coast, Sables-d'Or-les-Pins was created in 1922 in the towns of Fréhel and Plurien. Famous for its large sandy beach, as well as for its dunes, it is also highly regarded for its charming villas or hotels of its Anglo-Norman style. Resort of the biggest stars of the time, Sables-d'Or-les-Pins retained the stamp of that bygone era that was the golden age of the resort. Since the end of World War II, the town has taken a strong tourist boom.

At the edge of the Channel, we see appear behind the pines, the beach, considered one of the most beautiful of all Brittany, is a chance to see different islands in the distance. In this green setting, real armoricain paradise, we take advantage of the many water activities and other golf 18 holes and shows the casino and the local cuisine, especially the delicious buckwheat pancakes which made the reputation of the Britain.

Sables-d'Or-les-Pins is a seaside resort that is part of the municipality of Fréhel

Geographical information

Seaside locationSables-d'Or-les-Pins
Latitude48.6392359 (N 48° 38’ 21”)
Longitude-2.4038490 (W 2° 24’ 14”)
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (39 km, 42 min)

Nearest cities & towns

Plurien2.4 km (5 min)
Fréhel4.6 km (7 min)
Erquy6.7 km (9 min)
Plévenon7 km (12 min)
La Bouillie9 km (9 min)
Pléboulle10.2 km (12 min)
Hénansal13.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Resort full of charm, Sables-d'Or-les-Pins has a wide range of leisure facilities or culture for a pleasant and lively holiday.

The main attraction is surely Sables-d'Or-les-Pins its huge sandy beach that borders the sea of ​​the Channel. In addition to the views of the many offshore islands, such as Saint-Michel and its chapel, you can enjoy many activities with a sailing school, a stable or a seasonal beach club for younger. The site, with its wild appearance, has kept an authentic character. Fishing and scuba diving are some of the possible activities in the water at the emerald and wildlife and interesting flora.

Mouth Erquy, also called the South Beach, is a very pleasant place to walk, as are the surrounding dunes. Pine forests around the station also can practice some sports activities like mountain biking or walking.

The Port Barrier, the chapel, or the architects villas, such as Villa Collignon dating from 1925, complete the offer of Sables-d'Or-les-Pins heritage.

Events and festivities

Active and lively resort, Sables-d'Or-les-Pins offers all throughout the year exceptional events showcasing the culture, nature or sports, all in a warm and festive atmosphere.

The Arts Festival enliven the weekend of Ascension, with a market of craftsmen and art creators. Pottery, painting, jewelry or carving are on the program of the two day festival. Musical entertainment and activities for children are also available.

More sports, the beach, with Frehel and Pléhérel-Plage is the scene of the raid of two handles, one of the events of the Armoric Challenge Raid. The program, running, mountain biking and kayaking athletes come for the whole of France.

Europe's largest beach volleyball tournament takes place every July in Sables-d'Or-les-Pins and on the nearby beaches. During volleyball Estivales, for ten days, over 5000 players offer fiery and exciting games.

In summer, a series of jazz concerts are offered at the Theatre de Verdure, while classical music concerts take place in the chapel of Sables-d'Or-les-Pins.

In July and August, the city hosts a market on Sunday morning and a night market to enjoy local crafts every Thursday night.

In the summer and throughout the year, the casino offers musical theme nights, and summer concerts in July and August.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea fishing with an instructor/guide
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Erquy (5.2 km)
Cycle hire with delivery to your accommodation
Sports sensations15 € Saint-Malo (28 km)
Hire a Segway
Entertainment47 € to 200 € Saint-Malo (28 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € Hirel (45 km)
Kayak in the Bréhatin archipelago
Sports sensations12 € to 35 € Île-de-Bréhat (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cape Erquyvia the customs officers’ path (sentier des douaniers)
HikeIntermediate2h00Erquy (4.7 km)
Walk through the countryside...
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30La Bouillie (8.4 km)
The maritime Arguenon River grand tour
HikeIntermediate5h15Créhen (16.2 km)
Saint-Jacut's grand tour
HikeIntermediate6h35Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (16.4 km)
The maritime countryside of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
HikeIntermediate2h20Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (16.5 km)


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