Guilvinec (port)

Southern Finistère, close by the campsite

Guilvinec (or Le Guilvinec) is a town facing the ocean, less than 15 minutes from the campsite via Plomeur. Fans of the beach and seascapes will be delighted to discover the town, as its strong links with the sea can be felt in every street.

It is particularly pleasant to take a walk through the port of Guilvinec and to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere reigning there. You can also admire the superb boats at anchor or setting out to sea. The town is a fishing port, too, and a large number of fish and shellfish are brought regularly to the town's fish shops and restaurants to the delight of hungry holidaymakers.

Guilvinec beach is an invitation to take a swim, with its southerly orientation. Spread out your towel on the fine sand and make the most of the Brittany sunshine, or swim a stroke or two in the sea. You can also enjoy such water sports as windsurfing, sea kayaking or a sail on a catamaran!

Walking in Guilvinec

Here in Guilvinec ("stony town" in Breton), we are in the biggest traditional fishing port in France and a landmark site for sea-fishing tourism. We can keep an eye out for the fishing boats from the Haliotika esplanade, facing south, and see them arriving at the entrance to the harbour, pursued by a flock of seagulls. In the evening there will be langoustines on the menu, the local speciality, with seaweed mayonnaise from the Scarlette Le Corre boutique, the local seaweed specialists.

We can also visit the fishing centre, Haliotika, and the fish market. Children always want to board a fishing boat and set off for an adventure. But this time perhaps we will just visit the Ile Tudy peninsula with the ferryman from the port of Loctudy (also accessible by road), and who knows, we might be tempted by a fishing trip in the sea later on.

On the way back, we can stop off at the Chapelle de Trémeur, a 15th century architectural jewel that has been attractively restored.

And you will need to come back on a Tuesday or a Sunday, the market days, to explore the centre of the village.

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