The Sentier des douaniers is one of the most beautiful walks in Brittany. And with good reason: one of its sections allows hikers to admire the blockfield of pink granite. The rocks, with surprising shapes, are a real delight.
This trail's appeal is also in its view over the sea, changing according to the tides, as well as the flora. A treat for the eyes.
The very specific colour of the rock from the pink granite quarries of the town of La Clarté lent its name to this coastal area. Three zones of this type exist in the world: in Brittany, in Corsica and in China.
The coastline which stretches from Plestin-les-Grèves to Louannec thus naturally took the name of the "côte de granit rose", or "pink granite coast".
Paths invite walkers to discover this area, on foot, on horseback or by bike. It is even possible to explore the coast from the sea, in a canoe or on board a sailing boat, or even by plane. The archeological remains, châteaux, churches, manors, fountains, wooden houses and so on retrace the history of this place. There are many lively events organised by the towns in this coastal area.
Isolated creeks, colourful flora and sea birds make up a spectacular seaside picture!
The Saint-Guirec beach is located in Ploumanac'h, near to Perros-Guirec. The sand is bordered by houses, but also the famous pink granite rock, so specific to the region.
The name of this beach can be explained by the oratory that you can see opposite the beach, which houses the statue of Saint Guirec, dating back to the 11th and 12th century (the sculpture dates back to the start of the 20th century).
In summer, you can make the most of the club on the beachfront.
The Vallée des Traouïero is one of the curiosities to admire on the Pink Granite coat.
Its stream and trees give you the impression of being in the heart of the forest. Of course, you will see the famous pink granite specific to the region.
If you prefer not to head off alone, guided visits are organised departing from the Trégastel tide mill. You will therefore know all the secrets of the lake, the smugglers' cave and the headstone that you will pass on the route.
The Renote peninsula is made up of a pink granite rock pile. The weather, the sea and the sand have shaped the landscape and the often unusual form of these rocky masses,
as "La Palette du Peintre" shows, a rock in a very original shape.
The Renote peninsula is a guaranteed escape in the heart of nature, in a protected environment, with panoramic views over Ploumanac'h, and even the archipelago of Sept-Iles. It is another highlight on the Pink Granite coast.