Between its wild coasts and fine, sandy beaches, Douarnenez Bay boasts an extraordinary variety of landscapes and stretches of water that are simply perfect for watersports.
Located between Crozon Peninsula and the Cap Sizun, opening onto the Iroise Sea, Douarnenez Bay is effectively a basin measuring 16km by 20km. Part of the Iroise Marine Park, the bay has an outstanding natural wealth.
The temperate water in the bay leads to a favourable ecosystem, where shoals of fish come to shelter and to feed. Here, fishing dates back to at least Roman times, and was the reason for the first settlers in the bay. During the 1800s, the flourishing fishing industry meant that coastal ports developed all around the edge of the bay.
The wild coastline, dotted with sandy beaches and topped by breathtaking rocky points, is a paradise for anyone who loves walking and for those who admire nature. The water itself offers ideal conditions for almost every watersport imaginable: sailing, surfing, diving and of course swimming.
Watersports fans love the ideal conditions here, where the wind and the swells rarely let you down.