Plage de Carantec
Plage de Carantec
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  • Jannerbloke
    Devon, United Kingdom12,368 contributions
    Plage de Kelenn is our favourite.
    We often go to Brittany on the ferry from Plymouth. We found this little coastal community one day when we were using the northern route back from Morlaix to Ste Paul-de-Leon and on to Roscoff. There are apparently seven beaches of which Plage do Kelenn is probably the biggest and is our favourite. We have usually driven down to the beach out of the high season and it has often been almost deserted save for a few cars an occasional dinghy and two or three of the half dozen or so beach side cafes open for drinks and good snacks or meals. Although surrounded by prosperous detached houses all in the late twentieth century faux regional style, there is an entirely easy going relaxed feel. The view across the approaches to the Morlaix estuary and some old fortifications and islands make this a very pleasant place to while away a few hours. The beach is soft golden fine sand and there is plenty of room to play and safe water for swimming.
    Written September 30, 2010
  • Wiltsfolk
    Newbury, United Kingdom21 contributions
    clean Brittany Beach with lot of things to do
    great beach to start from, sea kayaks can be hired really cheaply and safely to try ( harder than it looks to stay straight!), or sit and enjoy the views. if you walk along the coast path just 5 -1o mins around the headland is an even better sandy beach that was deserted when we went, even though it was high season and a hot sunny day.
    Written August 29, 2011
  • Robert R
    Metz, France2,939 contributions
    INCONTOURNABLE POUR LES VACANCIERS
    Malgré une température non caniculaire cette jolie plage avec son sable qui incite à se poser là pour un moment de détente accusait une fréquentation importante. Beaucoup de familles avec enfants. Le bonheur semblait prédominant , les vacances servent aussi à pouvoir se retrouver tous ensemble et même de se laisser aller à faire des châteaux de sable avec les enfants. J'aime cette insouciance qui accompagne cette période estivale.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2018
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JennySki
JennySki116 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
lovely beach here.
there is a sailing school which looked excellent. You can book it for during the school holidays and I think they speak a little english but if your children dont speak some french I guess they may feel left out.
book in advance if you plan to do this, but if you are French, it looked absolutely lovely.
there are beach huts - you can hire via the tourist information.
there are also three restaurants/cafes behind the beach looking over it. - pizza crepes etc and prob seafood
Written November 25, 2012
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Lush2012
Cornwall, UK78 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
Lovely walk down to the beach, although may be too much for some to manage the walk back up the hill. The day we visited was a beautiful, sunny September day and the views were lovely. The beach had few visitors, probably gets packed in the summer!
Written September 17, 2012
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LeinsterCouple
Leinster7 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
A partly sandy,partly rocky beach. good for going crabbing with the kids
Written June 27, 2012
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RachieT2018
St Austell, UK25 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Short drive from our campsite, very clean beach. There’s a large car park. The children enjoyed searching for shells.
Written June 9, 2019
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richardtonynicholson
Manea, UK79 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We were staying local and had a beach day planned into our holiday itinerary. We were there off season so it was very quite, more space for us to explore.
The beach is a fantastic mixture of soft sand, which changes into small bead like pebbles as the tide goes out. What is exposed when the tide goes out made for such an adventure for our 2 year old daughter. We made sandcastles, went rock-pooling and shell collecting.
There is free car parking on the seafront, public toilets, beach showers, and a play area for little ones if they get bored of the beach. There are little islands that you can walk to and explore when the tide is out also.
There are also several eateries on the beach front (the one we went to reviewed separately), so you can really spend some time there. If you are local, it is definitely worth a visit.
Written July 6, 2019
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sarahmel16
Bournemouth, UK144 contributions
Apr 2019
We are staying in a beach house overlooking the bay.
The tide is phenomenal - the difference between low and high tide is unreal.
The beach is sandy with a large array of shells.
Off the sand there is a park, playing field and some restaurants.
Written April 11, 2019
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jake t
Worcester, UK63 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This beach is sandy and has public toilets restaurants and free parking. The road however is very steep so if accessing by bicycle I recommend parking by the cinema in carantec and walking down the steps. The sea is very tidal and for no other reason than to share the photos I attach photos of the famous diving board of death at high and low tide. That’s how deep the sea is at high tide compared to low!
Written October 13, 2018
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April B
Panama5 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Brittany isn't called the granite coast for nothing! The top of the beach is lovely, but if you intend to venture to the waters edge you will need surf shoes or risk slashed toes!!!! Despite the coarse (glass) sand this beach is rife with shells, clean toilets, a great children's play park & fun merry go round. Plus, a choice of excellent restaurants and vigilant life guards - everything you could ask for!
Written August 21, 2016
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TheBennys
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Beautiful beach really nice to stroll along with plenty of parking and nice restaurants to eat at or get an ice cream. Beach was very clean. The trip to the castle goes from this beach which is definitely worth doing.
Written August 14, 2015
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kirsty3437
Snodland, UK38 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Me and my husband have just returned from a week here - we are 33 & 43. This is a beautiful place and the walk around the coast is breath taking. It offers loads of secluded beaches that have water so clear you can see your feet. The town is quiet though with nothing else to do so if you are after entertainment you will not get it here
Written July 10, 2015
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