Lac de Guerlédan
Anse de Sordan beach
The lake of Lac de Gurlédan has four beaches, but the best is the sheltered peaceful cove of Anse de Sordan:
Strange but true! Yes, don’t go south to the coastal beaches but head inland to the delightful lake beach at Anse de Sordan on the southern side of the Lac de Guerlédan.
In summer, this is far from the madding crowds of the southern beaches. Time and time again, this is our go-to spot in the summer.
This is not only for some splendid fare from the Restaurant Merlin, with stunning views over the lake, but to have a some true rest and relaxation. All you will find here is the beach, a camping site and the restaurant.
The Anse de Sourdan beach has no lifeguards, but there are no currents or waves to contend with.
There is a small playground at the Anse de Sordan beach, which is a delight for the kids.
Dine in style, get a take-away or bring a picnic
You really would think you were in the south of France siting on the terrace at the Restaurant Merlin, with a stunning setting over the lake matched by excellent food and friendly service. Menu’s are available for all wallets.
But if you just want a bite to eat, there is a snack menu available downstairs together with refreshments and ice-creams.
Alternatively, bring your own picnic – there are picnic tables.
Tranquil walks and water sports
At the restaurant there are a range of nautical sports available: pedalos, canoes, boats and water-skiing. You will need to leave a piece of identity and a security deposit when you hire equipment.
Take a stroll along the lake coastal path, suitable for both walking and cycling: Download the lake walking map
If you feel so inclined to even stray from the Anse de Sordan beach, there is plenty to visit in the area, making this a full day out.
Whilst there is no market at the Anse de Sordan, there is a lovely little and very popular farmers market on Sunday mornings at Bon Repos to the west of the Lac de Guerlédan.
A great way to start the day before heading for the beach is to wander through the market followed by a coffee break at the café with views over the canal to the Abbaye de Bon-Repos.