Discover the best beaches near Lorient

In Lorient Bretagne Sud, we are proud of our coastline and our beaches! There’s something for everyone here. All beaches offer clean and healthy bathing waters. Some are supervised in July and August for safe swimming, and are equipped with showers and toilets. Hippocampe wheelchairs are also available at some of our beaches for people with mobility issues.

 

At low tide, there is even more space and activities: running, playing football, making sandcastles… You can even fish for crabs in the rocks along the beach. Stand-up paddle, surfing, kitesurfing, sailing, kayaking… There are plenty of nautical activities available on these beaches. And everyone shares together in harmony!

It's better to leave your dog at home in the shade when you go to the beach! Dogs are not accepted on beaches in the summer. During the rest of the year, it depends on the commune.

Grand Site de France Dunes Sauvages à Gâvres.
© Tony ESNAULT - Grand Site de France Dunes Sauvages à Gâvres.
La paradisiaque plage des Grands Sables à Groix.

01 Island of Groix: plage des Grands Sables

A dream setting, crystal clear water, fine sand...

Like in a dream, as if you were far away, somewhere else on the planet.

Enjoy the unique natural environment on the island of Groix. Swimming is supervised in the summer. Les Grands Sables is an ideal beach for families with children.

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Guidel, la plage du loch

02 Plage du Loch in Guidel

Waves and surf!

Beautiful fine sand, an exceptional setting near the Fort du Loc’h, beautiful coastal paths, sunsets… And also, a young, dynamic atmosphere: Le Loc’h is THE beach for surfers. Swimming is supervised in the summer.

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La plage du Fort-Bloqué à Guidel-Plages.

03 Fort-Bloqué Beach in Ploemeur

Fine sand, a huge beach with a gentle slope. A few rocks; just enough to have fun without hindering your swim. The perfect place to spend the day with the kids, toddlers and teens. Swimming is supervised in the summer.

The coastal road also offers a lovely view along the sea.

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La plage du Perello à Plœmeur.

04 Plage du Pérello in Plœmeur

For more privacy

Are you looking for a heavenly beach? Pérello beach has blue-green water that is just asking you to dive in! This family beach is also the one that appeals to many young people. Many of them play beach volleyball and dive off the pier (be careful of the depth of the water and its position when you dive).

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Larmor plage, la plage de Kerguelen

05 Plage de Kerguélen in Larmor-Plage

Also known as “Lorient-Plage”!

Kerguélen is the ideal beach for a combination of holiday activities: you can sunbathe and swim, or have a drink on the seafront at the Bar-restaurant Les Mouettes while waiting for the sporty ones to return! Beach supervised in the summer.

Kerguelen Sports Océan overlooks the beach and offers a wide range of nautical activities for the young and old, as well as rental of dinghies, catamarans, windsurfing…

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Plage de Toulhars à Larmor-Plage

06 Plage de Toulhars in Larmor-Plage

10 minutes from Lorient!

At Toulhars beach you can swim and admire all the comings and goings in the bay! Fishing boats, the Groix ferry, sailing boats and motorboats. In good weather, it’s quite a ballet! Toulhars is an ideal beach for young children as it is quite flat and located in a sheltered cove.

From Toulhars, in summer or winter, you can head to the “croisette” which runs along Port-Maria beach for a drink or a meal at a restaurant. On the beach, there is a kid’s club offering a variety of fun activities. Beach supervised in the summer.

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Port Louis, la grande plage patis

07 La Grande Plage in Port-Louis

Bajo las murallas, la playa y sus cabinas crean un  ambiente deliciosamente retro.

Situada frente a la isla de Groix, desde sus dos restaurantes se puede admirar al final del día en la puesta de sol en la salida de la rada. ¡Para ver y disfrutar!

Playa vigilada durante el verano.

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La grande plage de Gâvres.

08 La Grande Plage in Gâvres

At the foot of the fishermen’s houses in the small village of Gâvres, is start of the beach known as Grand Site de France Dunes Sauvage de Gâvres à Quiberon.

25 km of fine sand, lined with dunes covered in dune grass blowing in the wind. A magical setting that will make you feel you are away from it all. In the cove, swimming is quiet and safe for children (supervised bathing in summer).

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La plage du Linès à Plouhinec.

09 Plage de Linès in Plouhinec

This is a large dune site, with a beach as far as the eye can see, and a surf spot with waves appreciated by the locals. You can also swim here, in crystal clear water, away from the surf spot and the numerous kite surfers.

Young, family atmosphere.

Plage du Magouëro à Plouhinec.

10 La plages du Magouëro in Plouhinec

Still on the large dune site, lots of space and fine sand, a few rocks for fun at low tide, beautiful clear water and wild nature all around.

Swimming is supervised in the summer.

This is a family-friendly and very popular beach.

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But also...

La plage du Lohic à Port-Louis.

All our little secret coves

The coast, from the island of Groix to Larmor-Plage and Guidel-Plages, holds a series of small, secret and sheltered creeks. But we’re not going to give them away, you’ll just have to explore!

La Crique des amoureux à Guidel-Plages.
© Emmanuel LEMEE. La Crique des amoureux à Guidel-Plages.

What if I want to go skinny-dipping?

In Plœmeur, the plage des Kaolins is nestled in a magnificent landscape of dunes. It is a mixed naturist beach (clothing accepted), supervised in the summer. However, it is not recommended for families as it is dangerous. The beach slopes and the water gets very deep very quickly. There may be strong waves and currents.

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La plage des Kaolins à Plœmeur.
© Thomas DEREGNIEAUX. La plage des Kaolins à Plœmeur.
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