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Mentor Beach in Plouharnel - France

Information on the Mentor Beach in Plouharnel (France)


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

Map of Mentor Beach in Plouharnel

Our opinion on the Mentor Beach

Adresse of the Mentor Beach : D768 56340 Plouharnel

Strangely enough, Mentor’s beach is not a well visited site. No doubt because the access road can be a little crowded during summer (it’s the only road that joins the Quiberon Peninsula to the mainland)…but out with weekends and peak times, it’s all good! This beach has many attractive qualities: fine sand, dunes, natural surroundings, areas to both surf and kitesurf (which makes for entertaining watching), and our four legged friends are also welcome here, just as long as they are both leashed and well-trained. A downside however, is its difficult access, which does discourage some holiday makers. Those among you who like a little alone-time will want to wander north where there are no external access points for 1km (0.6 miles). You might even see some sand surfers at low tide! This beach is not monitored apparently, (supposedly there is a mobile lifeguard truck which watches over several of the beaches…) so please be careful when swimming.
To get here from Plouharnel centre, follow the B-Road to Quiberon and just before you reach the Peninsula, follow the signs for Mentor Beach parking which should clearly signposted on your right (be careful, there is a vehicle height limit in place).    

Characteristics of the Mentor 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 Mentor Beach

Photo of Mentor beach in Plouharnel - Quiberon

A little known beautiful stretch of sand close to the Quiberon Peninsula. In the distance, you can just make out the island of Belle-Ile.

Photo of Mentor beach in Plouharnel - North of Quiberon

The northern parts are even more remote, with the next closest access point being La Guérite, over a kilometre away (1 mile). In the background, in the middle of the ocean, is Ile-de-Groix which, as the crow flies is 5km (3 miles) off the coast.

Path of Mentor beach - Plouharnel

From the car park, the way is clearly marked through the dunes. Although, the 120 metre-long path can be a little taxing in direct sunlight...

Access path to Mentor beach - Plouharnel

...especially when faced with this last dune!

Environment of Mentor Beach in Plouharnel

Great views from the dunes looking over Plouharnel Bay (eastern part of Quiberon Bay).

Car park of Mentor beach - Plouharnel

A small car park is available close to the beach. Even in August you shouldn’t encounter any difficulties finding a space.

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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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