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Barre d'Etel

Ria d'Etel, Etel, France
+33 2 97 46 60 29
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Great beaches, but the ferry over the river from Etel to be avoided

Staying in Etel? Ferry trip to the other side of the river to get to the beaches? Think twice. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
profiwb
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
A great sheltered beach

Once you are away from the end of the river there are excellent sand beaches on both sides of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DrummerJim
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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2 weeks ago
“A great sheltered beach ”
1 week ago
“Great beaches, but the ferry over the river from Etel to be avoided”
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Ria d'Etel, Etel, France
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+33 2 97 46 60 29
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Etel? Ferry trip to the other side of the river to get to the beaches? Think twice. The ferry service is appalling. One boat in August and long queues. Only 12 passengers per trip. Even though the journey takes 5 minutes we waited...More

Thank profiwb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you are away from the end of the river there are excellent sand beaches on both sides of the river. Be aware it is tidal but it is safe for children as long as they are supervised. This is a lovely part of Brittany...More

Thank DrummerJim
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Always changing, a place to see any time of the year ! Never go swimming there, it's way too dangerous.

Thank zabador
Reviewed December 9, 2015

pick a sunny day to visit to see a wonder of nature and then take a stormy day for the next, things will probably have changed and you will see another aspect of this feature

Thank michael c
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice spot to visit. Lots of free parkings and a tremendous beach walk. Go on a sunny day ( or afternoon to enjoy the sunset) with high tides but beware of the wind. Kids loved playing on this lovely beach We loved seeing waves crashing...More

1  Thank Atatouille
Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visit either side of the entrance to the Ria d'Etel preferably on a dry windy day around high tide. Waves crash in over the sand bar and rip round rocks into the river.The sands move round the estuary with each tide. Lots of easy beach...More

2  Thank DaveAlx
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were staying in Etel with friends who took us for a drive to Barre d'Etel. A beautiful spot. We could have spent more time there. Hopefully we will be back one day.

1  Thank Goannas
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