We accidentally discovered the white sandy beach of Les Plages Amiets on a day trip to Roscoff last June. This peaceful oasis is about a 15 minute drive west from the old pirating port. Odd shaped boulders honed by the wind strew the turquoise coast.
We enjoyed our traditional baguette picnic on the seafront, being wished "bon appétit" by the few passers by we encountered. I love it when that happens, food is so important to the French, it is just natural to them to comment on the fact that you are eating!
A lovely local lady came to speak to us after her dog tried to join us for lunch. We had a very entertaining discussion on politics, religion and the local area, conducted in broken French and English - it was a good test for us!
The road to Pointe du Raz runs alongside the cove and you can park by a path that takes you straight onto the golden sands.
A bar and crêperie is perfectly placed to take in the fantastic view whilst enjoying some local cidre and galettes.
We stumbled upon a flock of sanderlings sheltering on the shore amongst small rounded rocks. They blended in so well it took us a while to realise they were there!
It is an ancient fishing village which gradually became a seaside resort, from the late nineteenth century, under the impetus of Armand Peugeot, of the motor company. The impressive mansions built by wealthy Parisian families can still be seen overlooking the bay.
I hope this has given you some idea of the many beautiful beaches that you can visit during a stay at our cottages in Brittany. We are looking forward to discovering more of the scenic coast of fascinating Finistere during our upcoming trip next week. À bientôt!