The Pink Granite Coast – Côte de Granit Rose in French – is a 30-kilometre-long stretch of coastline located in the department Côtes d’Armor in Northern Brittany. The unusual pink rock formations make this coast unique and an amazing place to see breathtaking landscapes. Are you ready for an unforgettable stay?
Start with the city of Trébeurden, where you can enjoy some nice walks on its two peninsulas and one island. L’île Milliau is the biggest one of them, with an area of 23 hectares. It has a long history, as there were inhabitants as early as 6,000 years ago. Across from it you can see the peninsula Castel and its odd-shaped rocks. Then head a bit south to the peninsula pointe de Bihit, which has a stunning viewpoint. There, if the weather is clear enough, you may catch a glimpse of the Finistère coast opposite.
The second stop is the city of Trégastel. Prepare yourself to hike the 17-kilometre hiking trail along the coastline, where you will discover wonderful landscapes. Trégastel is also very appreciated for sailing and kayaking around the bay. If you’re going during the summer, you will be able to enjoy some of the thirteen fine sandy beaches. If not, go to the Forum , where you can swim, play or relax all year long in the heated salt water pool..
The third stop will take you to Perros Guirec and the natural site of Ploumanac’h, which has a lot to offer. First, visit the natural harbour, one of the most protected ones in Northern Brittany. Continue to the beach of Saint-Guirec where you can relax and enjoy the view. From there, you will reach the lighthouse Mean Ruz by walking on the charming coastal footpath. This lighthouse is made of pink granite. It is still operating but is now closed to the public. If you can manage to time your visit when the tide is high, you will enjoy an even more beautiful landscape!
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