Aber Wrac'h, the largest in Finistère

L'Aber wrac'h

Journey to the shores of a Breton fjord

Located in northern Finistère, on the shores of the Celtic Sea, Aber Wrac'h is a haven of peace less than 30 minutes from Brest. 

3 reasons to melt for Aber Wrac'h :

  1. Raw, unspoilt nature. 
  2. The tranquility of its waterway: for peaceful family kayaking or learning to sail. 
  3. Ever-changing landscapes, punctuated by the tides. 


From its calm, verdant river to its wide mouth punctuated by granite cliffs and sandy beaches, this surprising inlet reveals its many facets to those who love to get away from it all.

Devil's Bridge

A legendary inlet

The Aber Wrac'h rises in the heart of the green wetlands of the Langazel peat bogs, to the east of the territory. Freshwater streams feed this aber, which meanders peacefully through woods and meadows for 33 kilometers. But beware of sleeping water! At the heart of the river, the Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge) and its intriguing legend underline the mysterious nature of the area.

The little extra

This famous bridge disappears several times a day... But magic has nothing to do with it! If you don't want to be fooled, find the right moment to venture out, as this bridge is only revealed at low tide!


The discreet little port

Upstream, the little port of Paluden is a nice surprise !

Whether by tourist route, GR 34, cycle route or waterway, people are happy to stop off in this pretty cocoon of greenery. Some say it resembles the fjords of Norway or the sounds of New Zealand, while others say it has a touch of Canada about it! 

One thing's for sure: the few boats at anchor appreciate the peace and quiet, and so do the walkers!

Did you know?

Protected from the storms that batter the coast, Paluden is also a cargo port. The region is home to many material merchants and timber importers from the North (Norway, Sweden, Finland, etc.), and several thousand m3 of timber are unloaded on the quays every year.

Aber Wrac'h Harbour

The beautiful home port

At the Aber Wrac'h marina, the pontoons are just as lively for the big departures as for the discreet arrivals, in this completely westerly refuge.  

Aber Wrac'h seen from the Semaphore

Sea side,

a wide mouth sprinkled with sandy beaches and islets offers a great playground for nature and water sports enthusiasts. Small oases can be explored by oar or with the help of the wind...  


Here, the water is appreciated, sheltered from the fury of the sea, protected by the shoreline of the communes of Landéda, Lannilis & Plouguerneau. Boating is king, and the marina is a friendly, gourmet and renowned port of call.   

Boats on Aber Wrac'h

A little nautical paradise!

The call of the sea is strong, and to savour the beauty of Aber Wrac'h and take the temperature, a trip on the water is more than advisable!  


Let your desires guide you!  


Take to the water in comfort aboard a passenger launch, savor the power of the wind on a cruising sailboat, or fall for the charm of an old rigging... Trust the captain on board and enjoy yourself!

Self-guided kayaking

Rent a kayak from Landéda or Plouguerneau and sail independently: sea kayaking requires knowledge of the environment, winds and tides. Your rental company will be happy to give you practical advice.

Off to sea!

To let off steam:

- All-rounders will love the diversity of the equipment on offer: windsurf, catamaran, kite surf, paddle or kayak. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced sailor, the subtleties of sailing conditions (wind, tide, coefficient...) always make for great fun!
- With or without a guide, the curious will enjoy discovering the elements of the sea. Kayaking is the most popular way to get to grips with the nature of the Abers, in a setting that's sure to impress!

To go underwater :

Yes, there's a lot going on in the world of silence! The hardest part will be not to gasp at a field of seaweed dancing in the current, the underwater agility of chubby seals or any of the other beautiful underwater surprises you're about to encounter!

Old stones, sea view!

Le fort Cézon : sous l’impulsion de Vauban, ces fortifications voient le jour à partir de 1694. Au fil des siècle, les lieux à la localisation exceptionnelle sont occupés et remaniés. Plusieurs époques architecturales y cohabitent toujours aujourd’hui, sous l’œil bienveillant de l’association Cézon. 

L'île Wrac'h: watching over the mouth of the Aber Wrac'h, the 1845 lighthouse house is now home to artists in residence who draw inspiration from the beautiful soul of the place. Every night, the red glow of this range light combines with the white of the Lanvaon lighthouse on land.

Photo or video SB "Michel Morht


L’Abbaye des Anges veille sur le calme de la baie du même nom. Un édifice fondé en 1507, chaleureusement restauré par ses propriétaires donnant un nouveau souffle à l’abbatiale aux murs ornés de pot acoustiques et, levant les yeux au ciel, de magnifiques sablières sculptées. 

Le sémaphore : majestueusement niché sur les hauteurs du port de l’Aber Wrac’h, l’ancien sémaphore du port du même nom fut construit en 1861. Jusqu’en 1986, sa position stratégique était idéale dans ses missions de surveillance du trafic maritime et de communication avec les bateaux au large. Aujourd’hui, ce lieu culturel au panorama remarquable, nouvelle escale de la “Route des Phares”, propose de beaux rendez-vous. 

Old stones