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Come with your family, friends, a special someone, or just your beach bag: one of our beaches is sure to have exactly what you're looking for.
Enjoy four times the fun in Bénodet!
To your delight, Bénodet has four beaches that are ideal for swimming and water sports.
Facing south, the Trez beach, is the star beach of Bénodet. The Rooster beach offers privacy in the golden evening light. To the east, the Pointe Saint-Gilles beach, is oriented towards the Glénan archipelago. Finally, Letty beach is nestled at the bottom of the White Sea lagoon.
Trez Beach has a lifeguard service in summer, as well as a children's club and a spot where you can hire windsurfs, catamarans and more.
Choose the beach to suit the tides, the time and which way the wind is blowing, then settle down and enjoy the view.
At the heart of the resort, Bénodet's large beach of Trez offers a range of activities and services:
Trained lifeguards watch over this beach every day in July and August from 12:30pm to 19pm, so you can simply relax in safety. It's also accessible to people with reduced mobility, and a floating wheelchair is available from the lifeguards - just ask for the 'tiralo'.
UCPA Point Plage
For more details of the UCPA
Beach club – Le Club du Phare
The Club du Phare de Bénodet offers childcare, birthday parties, games, physical education, competitions, Olympic Games (with various prizes.
Swimming lessons are also offered and aa teen club is also available (12 to 15 years old).
Tel. : + 33 (0) 6 75 78 78 72
More information from the Club du Phare
- Beach cabins can be rented from the town hall of Bénodet.
- Free showers and toilets are also available.
PLAGE DU COQ BEACH
Located between the river and the ocean, the small beach of Phare du Coq is a great spot to enjoy the late afternoon sun until nightfall.
Near the beach you will find a playground and toilets.
From Plage du Coq and walking along the Corniche de l'Estuaire, you can discover the traditional port of Bénodet. You will find the pier there for the departures of cruises along the Odet, but also towards the Glénan, without forgetting the small Bac towards Sainte-Marine.
With its shops, restaurants and bars, it's an ideal place to stroll in the evening, eat or have a drink on the terrace while you enjoy the sunset.
Canoe Kayak Club of Quimper Cornouaille
Kayak rental – in July and August
+33 (0)6 85 77 41 55 / +33 (0) 2 98 53 19 33
More information from the Canoe kayak club
Tucked away, the intimate beach of Saint-Gilles is lined with rocks, so it's a delight for children who love hunting for shellfish, shrimps and crabs. On site there are children's games, picnic tables and toilets.
Above Saint-Gilles Beach, a viewpoint table decorated with the ceramics from Faïenceries Henriot de Quimper allows you to discover the magnificent panorama that starts at the tip of Trégunc, through the view of the Glénan archipelago and up to Loctudy.
The view of Bénodet Cove is simply breath-taking.
LE LETTY BEACH
This magnificent, naturally preserved lagoon is also known as 'The White Sea'. As the tides change, it offers an incredible sight of white sand, iridescent colors and the views of Mousterlin dunes.
This is a unique and unspoilt natural site where you can truly unwind.
Water sports and discovery activities. All-inclusive stays for 7-17 year olds in July and for adults in August and September.
Possibility of courses with half board. Stays and activities for groups (schools, clubs, team-building) from April to September.
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 98 57 16 09
At low tide, the shoreline is a never-ending delight, where you can hunt down shrimps, track down crabs or pick up shellfish. It's rock-pooling at its best for all ages, and French people will even hunt for shellfish to eat, but please respect the marine environment and check the current rules if you plan to eat any of your catch.
Some tips to ensure it stays fun:
- Pay attention to the weather and the tides.
- Do not go alone to an unknown place.
- Take a watch and a phone (CROSS emergency number 196).
- Ask the Tourist Office about fishing bans and restrictions.
- Equip yourself with a ruler.
- Sort the species harvested as you go.
- Take only what you consume.
- Use respectful tools.
- Replace the stones you move.
By following these best practices, you protect resources, the marine environment and safety. In this way, you ensure that this pleasure remains accessible to everyone and for a long time to come.
For more information :
Find tide coefficients & times to plan your rock-pooling trips!
The Tourist Office provides you with various media free of charge: tide guide, fishing rulers, booklet on best practices for rock-pooling and shellfish gathering, and on the preservation of the coast.