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Water sports…
You want them? We have them!

You can practice any water sport you want in Lorient Bretagne Sud!

Sports with a sail: windsurfing, kitesurfing, light sailing (dinghy, catamaran). Sports without a sail: surfing, paddle board, bodyboard, canoeing… And all the others: diving, swimming, water walking…

These sports are available along the coastline of Lorient Bretagne Sud, with some great spots for selected sports.

Paddle board, canoeing and rowing can be practised in the sea and in rivers, on the Scorff, Blavet and Laïta.

In any case, you can take lessons, rent equipment or practice freely with your own equipment.

Guidel, Surfeuse en longboard


Pay close attention to  the weather forecast and tide schedules. When you practice freely, remember to let someone know you are going out!

Light sailing, canoeing and diving

You can practice light sailing, canoeing and diving on all beaches. But only certain beaches have sailing schools and service providers for equipment rental or initiation to these sports with à la carte sessions or courses.

One of the largest French sailing schools is Kerguelen Sports Océan in Larmor-Plage (formerly Centre Nautique de Kerguelen).

In Port-Louis, the sailing club is called Porh Loeiz Skiff Voile and for kayaking, Caminokayak also offers excursions from Ploemeur.

As for live onboard sailing, whether you have your own sailboat or arerenting a charter boat, your starting points will be from the marinas (Lorient, Kernével in Larmor-Plage, Guidel-Plages, Locmiquélic, Port-Louis and Gâvres).

Kerguelen Sports Océan

Kerguelen beach in Larmor-Plage
+33(0)2 97 33 77 78

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and kitesurfing can be practiced on the large beaches of Kerguélen in Larmor-Plage, Fort-Bloqué in Ploemeur and Pen er Malo in Guidel, or at the Grande Plage de Gâvres (on the Atlantic Ocean side). Many kite-surfers also enjoy surfing in the Petite Mer de Gâvres.

Do you want to discover kitesurfing or improve your skills?

The club Up and Kite in Plouhinec and the school You Kite in Gâvres will show you how.

New trend of the moment: windfoil! Coaching and equipment rental from Kerguelen Sports Océan in Larmor-Plage.

Surf and Bodyboard

You can go surfing and bodyboarding on the coastal spots in Ploemeur and  Guidel(which has the “Surfing Town” label). In winter, surfers “retreat” to Toulhars beach in Larmor-Plage.

There are several surfing schools in Lorient South Brittany.

The WSA (Surf and Skate Club/School) in Guidel and the Ecoles de Surf de Bretagne, ESB in Fort Bloqué in Plœmeur and ESB in Plouhinec.

Paddleboarding and Water Walking

Stand up paddle (SUP), group swimming or water walking (longe-côte in French): whatever you prefer, as all the beaches lend themselves to it.

Sellor Sport & Wellness offers swimming and water walking lessons in the sea, on Kerguélen beach in Larmor-Plage, all year round.

In Larmor-Plage, Kerguelen Sports Océan offers equipment rental and SUP for beginners.  So do the school MERIA, the club Up and Kite in Plouhinec and the school You Kite in Gâvres.

Saut au West Wake Park
© Celine MADELAINE. Saut en wake au West Wake Park.

in Inzinzac-Lochrist

Wakeboarding can be tried at a really unusual spot, at the West Wake Park. It is located on the site of a former water quarry in Inzinzac-Lochrist, very close to Languidic.

On the same site, the  West Aqua Park has crazy inflatable structures on the water where you can have fun with family and friends!

Sand Yachting

Sand sailing is like sailing a boat: similar manoeuvres (tacking, gybing…) but with your feet on the ground or rather, on the beach!

Practice is possible at Fort-Bloqué beach in Ploemeur and at Grand Plage in Gâvres.

To find out about sessions:
+33(0)2 97 33 77 78

Rowing or Paddling

Sea or River Rowing

Rowing can be done at sea or in a river. In  Lorient, two clubs offer this sport all year round: Aviron du Scorff and the  Centre Nautique de Lorient (CNL).

Pirogue à Guidel-Plages
© Emmanuel LEMEE. Pirogue à Guidel-Plages.
Fun en kayak au Parc d'eau vive à Inzinzac-Lochrist
© Yvan ZEDDA - Sellor. Fun en kayak au Parc d'eau vive à Inzinzac-Lochrist.

Whitewater Kayaking

If you’re looking for a thrill, the Parc d’eau vive in Inzinzac-Lochrist will not disappoint. It is best to go in a group, with friends or family.

The more the merrier!

There’s plenty of merriment to be had at the 24-Hour Kayak event which takes place there every year in the spring. In the form of a relay, the goal is to do as many laps of the white-water park as possible, on a fully equipped course. An unforgettable adventure to be experienced as a team and in complete safety. This unique event in France brings together more than 1000 participants on the water (135 teams).

But also...

Bouchons de pêche

Sea and River Angling

Angling in the sea or river: pure pleasure for those who enjoy waiting for a bite! There are many places to cast your line in Lorient South Brittany.

Sea angling is also available with the companies :  Lorient Passion Pêche and the compagnie maritime Escal’Ouest.

Pêche en rivière, instant magique sur le Scorff
© Emmanuel LEMEE. Pêche en rivière, instant magique sur le Scorff.
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