The area of Douarnenez is located on one of the most beautiful bays in Europe. Here, you can sunbathe or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy a day of pure relaxation on the beaches of Douarnenez and Kerlaz. Make the most of this incredible stretch of water to try your hand at some of the watersports on offer.
Douarnenez - center
One of two small beaches in Douarnenez centre, the ‘plage des Dames’ is a family spot, overlooking Ile Tristan.
Beach ‘Pors Cad’ adjoins this one; neither has lifeguard surveillance.
Plage des Sables Blancs : ( This beach has a lifeguard lookout during summer)
The ” Plage des sables blancs ” is a large beach.
It has a ” Tiralo ” amphibious wheelchair, enabling handicapped people to get into the sea; just ask at the Lifeguard Station.
Plage Saint Jean :
Saint Jean beach is a small family beach near Tréboul, and is easily accessible from the coastal path.
Douarnenez - Ploaré
La plage du Ris
The Plage du Ris lies to the east of Douarnenez and at low tide offers a huge stretch of sand.
This beach is a huge draw for surfers and offers a picturesque view over the bay towards the town and the old port.