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 reduced mobility.


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 water activities available on these beaches. And everyone cohabit 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 municipality.

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: Grand Sable* beach

Crystal clear water, fine sand, dream setting...

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 children.

*Large sand

  • Supervised beach
Guidel, la plage du loch

02 Loch's beach of Guidel

Waves and surf!

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

  • Supervised beach
  • Blue Flag
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.

*Stucked Fort
  • Supervised beach
  • Toilets
La plage du Perello à Plœmeur.

04 Pérello beach in Plœmeur

For more privacy

Are you looking for a heavenly beach? Pérello beach has turquoise water that make you want to dive in! This family beach is also the one that appeals to many young people. Many of them play beach volleyball and join their friends.

  • Supervised beach
Larmor plage, la plage de Kerguelen

05 Kerguélen beach in Larmor-Plage

Also known as “Lorient-beach”!

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, windsurf board…

  • Supervised beach
  • Disabled access
  • Toilets
Plage de Toulhars à Larmor-Plage

06 Toulhars beach 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 promenade which runs along Port-Maria beach for a drink or a meal at a restaurant. Kid’s club on the beach offers a variety of fun activities. Beach supervised in the summer.

  • Supervised beach
  • Disabled access
  • Toilets
Port Louis, la grande plage patis

07 Grande Plage* in Port-Louis

Under the ramparts, the beach and its colourful cabins create a delightfully retro atmosphere.

Opposite the island of Groix, there are two restaurants on the beach from which you can admire the sunset at the end of the day. To see and experience!

Beach suppervised in the summer.

*Wide beach

  • Supervised beach
  • Disabled access
La grande plage de Gâvres.

08 Grande Plage* in Gâvres

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

25 km of fine sand, lined with dunes covered in marram grass blowing in the wind. A magical setting that will make you feel far from everything. In the bay, swimming is quiet and safe for children (supervised bathing in summer).

*Wide beach

  • Supervised beach
La plage du Linès à Plouhinec.

09 Linès beach 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 Magouëro's beach 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.

  • Supervised beach
  • Disabled access
  • Toilets
  • Blue Flag

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.

  • Supervised beach
  • Nudists beach
La plage des Kaolins à Plœmeur.
© Thomas DEREGNIEAUX. La plage des Kaolins à Plœmeur.
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