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Guérite Beach in Plouharnel - France

Information on the Guérite Beach in Plouharnel (France)


Description and location of the Guérite Beach in Plouharnel (56340)

Map of Guérite Beach in Plouharnel

Our opinion on the Guérite Beach

Adresse of the Guérite Beach : Ch de la base ULM 56340 Plouharnel

Plouharnel’s La Guérite beach is close to the village of Sainte-Barbe. It has a similar landscape to that of Ty Hoche but is slightly easier to access – 200 metres from car park to beach. Dunes, fine sand, natural surroundings….it certainly paints a picture. However, there is no monitoring station (apparently there is a mobile lifeguard truck but on our visit in August, we didn’t see anything), no toilets, and no showers either.

A positive for dog walkers though: they are allowed on the beach as long as they remain leashed. However, naturalists should forget this beach, and the surrounding dunes, as naturalism is strictly prohibited in the commune of Plouharnel (it was abused in the past) and the police are there to enforce this. It is worth mentioning that at night, La Guérite beach has a bit of a reputation for being a “lover’s lane” however the local authorities have been taking steps to change this. So, for a midnight beach picnic it would be better to go to Sainte-Barbe!

The easiest way to get to La Guérite would be to follow the D768 to Quiberon and before reaching the Peninsula, take the ULM turnoff (the beach’s parking is also signposted). After 600m, turn left.

Characteristics of the Guérite 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 Guérite Beach

Photo of Guérite beach in Plouharnel - Quiberon Bay

On the left, the views stretch over the entire Bay of Quiberon and even all the way to Belle-Ile-en-Mer. Moving further south you is the locally nicknamed “Shrimp” surfing spot.

Guérite beach in Plouharnel in France

To the north, you can find the same backdrop as on the adjacent beaches, or those in Erdeven. Some kitesurfers entertain a crowd

Trail access to the Guerite beach through the dunes - Plouharnel

One inconvenience though: getting to the beach from the car park. The walk can be a little trying in direct sunlight.

Dunes of Guérite beach - Plouharnel

The dunes are impressive, are they not? Please respect them!

View of the car park from the road to Guérite the beach

The surrounding space is protected land. The seafront does wonders in keeping Plouharnel’s untouched image alive.

Car park of Guérite beach - Plouharnel

Large free car park. There shouldn’t be a problem finding a space, many prefer the more easily accessible Sainte-Barbe beach, further to the north.

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Map of Plouharnel beaches in France - Brittany Sables Blancs beach Sainte Barbe beach Guérite beach Mentor beach Mané beach Penthievre beach Ty Hoche beach Kerhillio beach

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