Hiking in the southern part of the island of Brehat

A visit to the island of Bréhat, situated in Northern Brittany.

A short hike to visit the southern part of the island of Bréhat. The trail runs along the sea most of the time. It is very easy to change the route if you wish. There are many small roads and the island and it is not very large (2 x 1 miles).

The site is undeniably beautiful, the very mild climate favours the development of a large number of plants. Unfortunately it is not the paradise for the walker. Indeed you walk most of the time on the road between two walls delimiting private properties.

To get to the island take the boat to the tip of Arcouest located a few kilometers from Paimpol. The crossing takes only 10 minutes. The island is very touristy during the summer season.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The path

The path
The walk takes place on this type of path. You can rent mountain bikes.

Private property

Private property
It’s difficult sometimes to see the beauty of the island.

The beach of the Guerzido

The beach of the Guerzido
It is the biggest beach of the island. It is difficult to swim elsewhere during the hike.

The path along the beach

The path along the beach
Very nice path along the coast.

The vegetation along the sea

The vegetation along the sea
The mild climate of the island allows a lush vegetation (pine trees, palm trees).

The path between two walls

The path between two walls
Unfortunately you walk most of the time on a road, the cars are prohibited on the island but there are a lot of bicycles. It’s not very pleasant.

Stranded boats

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Stranded boats
The tides are important in this part of Brittany.

The Saint Michel Chapel

The Saint Michel Chapel
The Saint Michel Chapel is located at an altitude of 33 meters.

View from the Saint Michel Chapel

View from the Saint Michel Chapel
A very nice panorama of Brehat island and other islands of the archipelago.

The tide mill

The tide mill

The wheel of the tide mill

The wheel of the tide mill
The wheel is driven by the sea following the tide. The mill still works.

Boat landing

The places of arrival and departure depend on the tide. At low tide you have to walk some time before joining the small port.

Departure/arrival

Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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