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Mine d'Or Beach in Pénestin - France

Information on the Mine d'Or Beach in Pénestin (France)


Description and location of the Mine d'Or Beach in Pénestin (56760)

Map of Mine d'Or Beach in Pénestin

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Adresse of the Mine d'Or Beach : Allée des Tennis 56760 Pénestin

Bordered by high ochre coloured cliffs, Pénestin’s La Mine d’Or Beach is the most popular beach of the resort. The site is beautiful, probably one of the best of Brittany and, on top of that, it has its own story to be told! It is a former gold mine (gold was found directly outdoors in the sands of the foot of the cliffs) whose operation was stopped in the early 20th century (low profitability). This vast sandy beach extends for about 2 km in a beautiful landscape. It is an ideal place to swim (even if it is not supervised) or to walk around. Access is by a trail on a gentle slope from the car park (free). There are a few restaurants across in “rue de la Plage”.

Characteristics of the Mine d'Or 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 Mine d'Or Beach

Mine d'Or beach in Pénestin - Brittany - France

With its ochre colour, this Pénestin’s beach is one of the most visited beaches in the south of Morbihan. In this photo, you can see the two kilometres of sand.

Photo of Mine d'Or beach in Pénestin - France
Cliffs of Mine d'Or beach in Brittany - Pénestin
Mine d'Or beach from the sea - Pénestin
Beach in Pénestin - La Mine d'Or
Access to Mine d'Or beach in Pénestin

In the centre, we have the access to this beach (possible for people with reduced mobility if assisted).

Mine d'Or beach and view on point of Loscola - Morbihan
Mine d'Or and Poudrantais beaches - Penestin

Behind the beach, you begin to see Poudrantais Beach (accessible from the beach at low tide).

swimming in Mine d'Or beach at low tide - Penestin

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