The Vougot beach in Plouguerneau

Plouguerneau: rugged coastline, unspoilt nature 

Along a notched coastline, Plouguerneau is a land of character, with beaches of fine sand, ancient rocks and small pebbles. A few sturdy trees face the sea breeze, while the swell rocks fields of seaweed and anchored boats. A compendium of Breton flavors in their raw state!

The Abers, from Vougot to Castel Ac'h

The jagged coastline of Plouguerneau
Hiking on the GR 34 at Castel Ac'h

Advice from Maëlle, in love with Plouguerneau.

Let's play outside!

To experience the magic of the Plouguernée coastline, there's nothing better than walking. If you've got time on your hands, the GR34 is ideal. It's up to you whether you want to do it in small, gradual sections, or just roam around day after day. I like to take my time, coming back to a place at a different time, the lights and tides surprising me every time. The trail is accessible to all levels, with no particular difficulties. It climbs a little towards Le Vougot, but you'll soon be rewarded! You can also choose the loop option. A dozen or so not-too-long walks, to get away from it all for a few hours. Frankly, now's the time to go for it!

Setting course for the north side of Plouguerneau

Vougot dunes, Korejou harbour, Grève Blanche, Castel Ac'h

Explore the maritime landscapes of a seashore buffeted by swells. The invigorating force of the English Channel sculpts stones and spirits. Treat yourself to an escapade punctuated by stages, one-on-one with the elements.

Facing the sea spray in Plouguerneau
The Vougot dunes
The flora of the Vougot dunes

Immerse yourself in the dunes and marshes of Le Vougot

Niché entre Plouguerneau et Guissény, le Vougot nous happe par sa longue plage de sable fin où la marche à pied est idéale. Autour de la plage, un enveloppant cordon dunaire solidifié par une végétation robuste et bien ancrée accueille le GR34.

A quelques pas de là, le paysage change radicalement : des sols gorgés d’eau bordés de joncs et de saules où mares et étangs de faible profondeur sont un refuge pour une faune fragile : tritons, rainettes ou libellules.

The dunes are moving

Do you know why?
The sea level is already rising. The force of the swell can dig into the sand with each impact. Secondly, wind erosion scatters sand grains and impoverishes the soil. Human trampling also digs furrows and weakens the soil. So it's important to stay on the marked trails and respect this fragile, living environment!

The GR 34 from Vougot to Zorn

With wind and tide

Along the GR®34

Le long du GR®34, le cordon dunaire laisse place aux falaises de granit et de fougères, où les criques de sables accueillent le balai des bécasseaux, petits oiseaux très vifs qui courent après les vagues. Mètre après mètre, les arbres vous abritent de l’air marin. Mais ce répit sera de courte durée ! Bientôt, se dessine la silhouette du Korejou au cœur d’un paysage de plus en plus rocheux.

Do you know what comet tails are?

Accumulations littorales de galets et de blocs, ces sillons plus longs que larges se forment par la force des vagues, du côté opposé à la houle dominante. Une dizaine sont à observer à Plouguerneau, dont notamment celle d’Ar C’hloum, entre le Zorn et Kreac’h an Avel.

The Korejou peninsula: maritime life past and present

Break at Korejou

An invigorating adventure between Grève Blanche and Spins

Want to let off steam in the fresh air? The waters of Grève Blanche are the place to be! Depending on conditions, you can use the sea as a playground for paddleboarding, surfing or bodyboarding to rediscover your childlike spirit!

But for the rest of us, a run, a digestive stroll along the GR34 or a sandcastle contest are just some of the reasons to enjoy the magical setting of this beach.

Friendly advice:

Once you've reached the port of Le Koréjou, take the coastal path to the west. The rocky heaps are impressive and the path 100% natural. The Chapelle St Michel is not far away, with its beautiful hydrangeas and recently restored façade.

Sailing in Abers
On the GR34 at Grève Blanche in Plouguerneau


in love with the sea

I started taking surf lessons at La Grève Blanche almost 5 years ago. At the time, I wasn't very comfortable in the water, so I set myself the challenge of adding a bit of adventure to my Sundays. Lots of bowls, seaweed in my hair and lots of laughs helped me to progress and build up my strength. Today, it's a real passion. It's an incredible feeling to know and understand the sea better, and I'm much more enthusiastic about getting out on the water... It's definitely the best remedy for the Sunday night blues!

View of the Korejou peninsula

To the west of Grève Blanche, with eyes wide open, follow the path to the lovely little cove of Porz Gwenn. It's a little-known spot, quiet and smelling of Brittany between sand and rocks. The postcard is in front of your eyes and the trail continues!

Did you know?

Behind the Grève Blanche, the dunes are sometimes still used by seaweed growers to dry their seaweed. Keep an eye out for them on your walks!

Stroll along the sea spray at beg monom

Spray from Beg Monom to Kelerdut

Nature XXL! This is where you'll find the biggest rock formations. From the giants of Beg Monom or Bronn ar Roc'h, you'll have a magnificent view of the coast. To be explored on foot only, this trail winds its way between thousand-year-old rocks, pink springtime seaweed and the melody of the English Channel surf!


Some marked trails are well suited to trail running. If you want to challenge yourself in the fresh air, click here to discover our trail routes, with their inspiring scenery!

In Kelerdut

On s’arrête volontiers pour la vue sur l’archipel. L’île Vierge et ses phares, les discrets vestiges de l’île Venan dont certains remontent au néolithique. Plus loin, l’anse de Lost an Aod et ses petites maisons d’anciens pêcheurs… Pittoresque et apaisant !

Did you know?

Kelerdut is also the birthplace of the Hoalen brand. Elegant outdoor clothing inspired by coastal life. Every summer, their seaside boutique offers a beach bar with a magnificent view, as well as yoga, concerts and wine-tasting events. An essential part of Plouguerné life.

Lilia and the tip of Castel Ac'h

Arguably the most famous viewpoint in the Pays des Abers, the pointe du Castel Ac'h has everyone in agreement. Here, facing the archipelago and the lighthouses of Ile Vierge, you're at the heart of the lighthouse route. Watch the cormorants dive, go for a walk in the sea, explore the foreshore at low tide... There's plenty to do and plenty of memories to share!                                              

La Pointe du Castel Ac'h in Lilia Plouguerneau

Did you know?

Ile Vierge is home to Europe's highest lighthouse. Open to visitors from April to October, it keeps watch over the coastline every evening. Watching it light up is a magical sight! Also on the island is the little white lighthouse, at the foot of which a heritage eco-lodge is due to open in 2021!

Lilia and its little village

Lilia et son petit bourg offre une façade maritime exceptionnelle. En suivant la véloroute littorale ou le sentier côtier, vous pourrez découvrir entre autres : des îles accessibles à pied à marée basse, l’un des menhirs les plus discrets de l’ouest, des petites plages pour s’abriter du vent, un bel éventail de gastronomie locale et un dolmen en plein bourg… Voguez de surprise en surprise !

cathy's advice

Lilia is the perfect destination for a family outing. By bike, there's no change in altitude for a 100% fun outing. On foot, the GR is easily accessible. To make the most of it, try a walk at low tide, to cut the time on the beach! And why not take a trip from St Cava to Île Wrac'h and its lighthouse?