Plage de Kerbihan beach
The yachting haven of Trinité-sur-Mer has 9 lovely beaches but the Plage de Kerbihan is undoubtedly one of our favourite beaches:
The port town of Trinité-sur-Mer is a bustling yachting haven, home to many international regattas. With many upmarket cafés, bars, restaurants and boutiques you are spoilt for choice. If you are looking for somewhere lively to go on a Sunday, head straight here when all the shops are open in the afternoon.
But this is about beaches. Our favourite beach, the Plage de Kerbihan, is 2kms south from the town centre of Trinité-sur-Mer. It is a sandy cove protected from the prevailing winds – perfect for a windy day when you still need a beach fix!
You may be very lucky to get parking close to Plage de Kerbihan but this would most likely only be in the morning. Park in the town centre and walk south along the scenic coastal pathway (2 kms – 24 minutes). Or park at Plage de Kervillen and walk 750m east (9 minutes) across the peninsula.
In summer, there are no lifeguards at the beach at Kerbihan but there is a ringed off swimming area. If you would prefer a monitored beach, head to nearby Plage de Kervillon.
At Plage de Kerbihan you will find no playgrounds but this is part of it’s unspoilt charm. Take along the kids buckets and spades and let their imaginations run wild. To find a playground, there is a monitored (paying) children’s play-area with trampolines and slides at the Plage de Kervillon.
Bring a picnic
Bring a picnic or afternoon snacks or head back into the main town or to the Plage de Kervillon – there are no facilities at the Plage de Kerbihan.
Lovely walks, a world heritage site and a biscuit factory!
Discover the lovely walks into the town or around the peninsula.
However, whilst you are here, do not miss the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Alignement de Carnac. These stretch from Carnac to Trinité-sur-Mer. There are about 3000 standing stones arranged in rows, dating back to about 5000BC.
For a taste of some delicious local Breton biscuits, visit the biscuit factory of La Trinitaine ( Kerluesse, 56470 ST PHILIBERT) on the road into Trinité-sur-Mer from Auray. Alternatively, there is their biscuit shop in the town of Trinté-sur-Mer.
Trinité-sur-Mer has two weekly markets from 8h-13h: Tuesdays (food) and Fridays (all commerce) at the Place du Voulien. For fresh fish, this can be picked up from La halle à poissons, which is situated on the quays and open every day from 8h30 to 12h30, and then from 16h30. Or you can buy fresh fish direct at the old pier every day Monday – Friday at 17h30 from Serge and Évelyne Tastard, the only independent fisherman based in La Trinité-sur-Mer.