The most beautiful panoramas of the Crozon peninsula

Discover the most beautiful panoramas of the Crozon peninsula. Breathtaking views in a wild and natural setting, bordered by the Iroise Sea, the Bay of Douarnenez and the Roadstead of Brest.

The Pointe de Pen-Hir

The Pointe de Pen-Hir offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Mer d’Iroise. The Tas de Pois, rock formations more or less aligned that are home to a rich and surprising wildlife. Numerous coastal footpaths will give you access to this area for a walk overlooking the ocean. Along the way, you’ll come across the “Monument Aux Bretons”, inaugurated by General De Gaulle in honour of the Breton soldiers who fell for France in the Second World War.

Cap de la Chèvre

Cap de la Chèvre stands at the southern tip of the Crozon peninsula, marking the limit of the Bay of Douarnenez. From the top of the cliff, follow the gorse paths for a long loop. You’ll be able to see the coast of Douarnenez and the whole of Cap Sizun on one side, while the immensity of the ocean adorns the horizon on the west side. A beautiful place to discover on the Crozon peninsula.

The Pointe des Espagnols

Situated at the northern end of the Pointe de Roscanvel, La Pointe des Espagnols offers a breathtaking view across the bay to the Rade de Brest. The Pointe is named after the construction of a fort by a Spanish garrison at the end of the 16th century. Vauban had a defence battery built there a few decades later. All that remains of this strategic stronghold is the Vauban battery.

The Pointe de Dinan

The Pointe de Dinan marks the north-western limit of Cap de la Chèvre. It faces the Pointe de Roscanvel, and offers a breathtaking view of the Pointe du Raz, the Pointe de Pen-Hir and the “Château de Dinan”. Did you say castle? It’s actually a natural arch, carved out of a huge rock by the sea. You can reach the Château de Dinan via a short path or from the Kerloc’h beach at low tide, on the other side of the Dinan cove.

The Pointe de Toulinguet

The Pointe de Toulinguet is the most exposed point on the Crozon peninsula. Located in Camarets-sur-Mer, it has a large number of caves, which are uncovered on low tide days. Access is via the beach at Pen Hat. It is isolated by the original wall of a military site, which is open to visitors on Heritage Days. There are numerous fortifications, a small lighthouse and a semaphore built in 1952, which is still in use.

The Rosnoën lookout

Heading towards the Pont de Terenez, the viewpoint offers an unforgettable view of the meandering Aulne, the coastal river linking the Nantes-Brest canal to the Roadstead of Brest. From the Rosnoën lookout, you can see the Menez-Hom, one of Brittany’s highest peaks at 330 metres, the Montagnes Noires to the south and the Monts d’Arrée to the north. Two hiking trails start from here, the Circuit des deux rivières and the Saut du loup for a stroll through the forest.

Aber Island

Aber Island is not accessible at high tide, but at low tide, what a sight! In the middle of the Iroise Sea, Aber Island and its beach offer an incredible panorama of the Bay of Douarnenez. On the island are the ruins of an ancient fort built in 1862. A great way to enjoy the sea air, but beware of the tides! Be sure to check the times if you decide to go for a walk.

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