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 ...
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.
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.
The week of coasting trade, under the Sea Festival in July, bringing 10 to 30 boats of small to medium size (5 to 8.5 m): Allow discovery of Finistere coast, "off the beaten track" and, in a friendly and secure. Discover new points of call but also the maritime heritage attached to it.
Art Jazz Festival featuring Leon cocktail jazz, concerts, poissonnade. Free admission.
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, Place des Halles. Get all the information you need to stay Plouescat around a welcome drink.
Festival of Plouescat Tuesdays: free concerts every Tuesday in the summer, from 21h, and a fest-noz.
Plouesc'art, exhibition of paintings and sculptures.
Horse Racing on the racetrack Marine Kernic Bay. Trotting, galloping and obstacle are organized on an area of sand hard, flat, generously sized. This space is since 1882 one of the few racetracks marine of France.
Honey Festival. Free entertainment. Discovery of the exploitation of the life of bees, product tastings (mead, honey ...).
Ludibreizh Festival, festival games around the world ...
Concerts Celtic harp.
Flea market and garage sale in July.
Festival of the Sea
Day of the lifeboat ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.