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Donnant Beach in Sauzon - France

Information on the Donnant Beach in Sauzon (France)


Description and location of the Donnant Beach in Sauzon (56360)

Map of Donnant Beach in Belle Ile en mer

Our opinion on the Donnant Beach

Adresse of the Donnant Beach : Rte de Port Donnant 56360 Sauzon

Donnant Beach in Belle Ile en Mer is located on the so-called wild coast. This is THE surf spot of Belle Ile en Mer and, for this reason, one of the most monitored beaches because the currents at the origin of the waves may prove dangerous. This beach with young and intense sand is dynamic and young. The combined action of the waves and the wind is at the origin of the current morphology of the banks and the richness of the landscape: rocks, mainly covered in Precambrian schist rocks, are jagged, inspiring many famous painters including Monet. Under the action of the wind, significant sand toppings, holes and undulations of any kind form in the dune sand. Protected from the winds, enjoying an optimum amount of sun, the beach is separated into two parts, each with its own entrance but separated at high tide. It is also a major fishing area (sea bass and sea bream). It is dangerous to swim. Be careful not to get too close to the cliffs, accidents are not uncommon. Those who like to suntan, surf, fly a kite or do beach sports coexist without problems.

There are two possible accesses: from the Menhir of Jean, at the crossroads of the route coming from Sauzon, follow the road to the hollow of the valley. One can also come from the hamlet of Donnant, after the car park a sloping path leads left (south) of the beach.

Characteristics of the Donnant Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Donnant Beach

Photo of Donnant beach in Belle Ile en Mer in France

It is one of the youngest and largest beaches of the island.

Donnant beach in Belle Ile - Brittany

It is sunny all day.

Surf spot in Belle Ile in France - Donnant

But, due west, it is not protected from the winds.

Donnant beach in the afternoon - Belle Ile

The afternoon reflections are beautiful.

Dunes of Donnant beach in Belle Ile

The stretching dunes are huge...

Surf of Donnant beach in Sauzon - Belle Ile

... The waves also. But currents are strong and fractures common. Be careful not to surf or swim too close to the cliffs. The beach is monitored from the dune but a lifeguard stands closer to the waves till 6 pm.

Surf scool in Belle Ile - Donnant

The surf school is at the back and can provide equipment.

Cove next to Donnant beach - Belle Ile

There is a small intimate cove in the middle.

Cove in Sauzon - Donnant

And on the left, there is another one, quieter. Very large, there is always space.

Games on the Belle Ile beach  - Donnant

For beach games requiring space, for example.

Menhir next to donnant beach - Belle Ile

The menhir of Jean, at the intersection of Route Sauzon - Locmaria and the one going down to Port-Donnant. Go towards Anter and then Donnant.

Access to Donnant beach - Belle Ile

The car park is 200 m from the beach, which limits accessibility for disabled people. On the left (south) of the beach, a path goes up to another car park, which leads to the hamlet of Donnant.

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Map of Sauzon beaches in Belle Ile en Mer - France Poulains beach Donnant beach Bordery beach Deuborh beach Kerlédan cove Ster Vraz beach Port Ized creek Petit Donant Cove Ster Ouen Creek Port Belloc cove Port Puce Cove Porh Penhoet Cove Port Poyed creek Porh Kerzo creek Vazen beach Bangor beach

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