Geology, history, water activities..
A beach rich in surprises!
From Le Palais, it is accessed by the coastal road, after the Pointe du Bugul, by a descent which offers one of the most beautiful panoramas on the inland coast with, in focus, the Bay of Quiberon, the islands of Houat and Hoëdic.
Stretching for nearly 2 km, with Samzun beach extending it, there are two entrances through the fortifications known as “La Ferrière“, the last vestiges of the island’s military past.
This vast beach of clear, fine sand, facing northwest, is sunny all day and remains sheltered from the west winds. The sea is calm here and the sandy foreshore (tide swing zone), unique to Belle-île because it is protected from the swell, offers numerous shellfish all year round as well as small crabs and razor clams!
Various brown seaweeds (fucus, kelp, kelp), the greenish-brown sargassum and a few small clumps of green seaweed (sea lettuce) make up the leash of the sea and preserve the clarity of the water.