tourist stay plouha

Tourism in Plouha

Plouha and its cliffs, one of the most beautiful sites in the Côtes d’Armor Labelled as a Green Resort. Visit Plouha “Falaises d’Armor, recharge your batteries between Land and Sea”.

Your stay in Plouha

Plouha is a charming commune with an exceptional natural heritage, located in the Pays du Goëlo between Paimpol and Saint Brieuc.

The highest cliffs in Brittany are in Plouha, one of the most beautiful sites in Brittany: 14 km of wild coastline, they offer an exceptional panorama of the Bay of Saint Brieu.

Chapel of Kermaria an Iskuit Plouha
plouha cliffs
plouha plage
visite brehec plage
plage brehec

By taking the GR 34 near the camping in Plouha, from the Bréhec cove to the Palus beach, you will witness the phenomenal meeting between land and sea. The cliffs are home to numerous colonies of seabirds that come to nest on the vertiginous cliffs.

During your walk near the camping on the Emerald Coast, you will pass along magnificent beaches: Bréhec, Bonaparte, Port Moguer, the beach of Palus and not forgetting the small Port of Gwin Zegal.

visit Pointe de la Tour Plouha

Top 6 points of interest in Plouha

Idea for a route, to take full advantage of this beautiful coastline offered by the small commune of Plouha a stone’s throw from our camping on the Pink Granite Coast.

  • The first stage: La Pointe de la Tour. This is followed by the Cochat cove, bordered by the BONAPARTE beach.

    For the record, it is from this beach, now classified as a “High Place of the French Resistance”, that 135 people were repatriated to England (called: Shelburn network). Between January and August 1944, 135 American and Canadian airmen (including Jane Birkin’s father, a commander in the Royal Navy), whose planes were shot down, as well as secret agents were transported to this beach without the knowledge of the Nazi occupiers.

Before embarkation, 20 to 25 airmen were grouped together in the house (code name: “Maison d’Alphonse”) where Marie and Jean Gicquel lived (near the Saint Samson chapel), then transported by night, over the moor, by Plouhatins smugglers. A commemorative plaque indicates the location of Alphone’s house, burnt down by the Germans. A path leads to the beach. Unfortunately, 23 members of the network paid with their lives, their courage.

A commemorative stele recalls this period of our history.

To learn more, the film “Le réseau Shelburn” directed by Nicolas Guillou, is dedicated to the Shelburn resistance network, released in cinemas on 5 October 2019.

acantilado en plouha
Nord de Bréhec
  • Second stage: PORS MOGUER Following the GR 34, further east you reach the slipway of Pors Moguer, the only structure that once offered shelter to fishing boats.It was built in 1840, and consists of a quay lined with a pink granite breakwater. A narrower jetty extends eastwards from it. The sea has dug a cave that has become a shelter for coastal birds over the years.
  • Third stop: GWIN ZEGAL Gwin Zegal is worth a visit…., listed as a European Maritime Heritage. A small forest of masts in the hollow of the cliff, the last existing ancestral type of anchorage still in activity in Europe: a simple anchorage on wooden piles, about thirty tree trunks are planted in the sea sand consolidated by stones, boats are moored there.

    The Gwin Zegal anchorage is one of the very last of this type still in activity, which is why it is regularly the subject of television reports (Des Racines et des Ailes, Thalassa…).

  • Fourth stage: BEG HASTEL (or the Pointe du Château). Another point of view awaits you, at the end of this point, you can see the ruins of a battery which had a powder magazine, a battery of 2 pieces served by 6 men and which was supposed to protect a small anchorage called “Pierre à la mauve”. This islet, as well as that of the Pommier, are a sanctuary for birds: terns, gulls, cormorants and the occasional Oystercatcher. They nest there in the spring with a hell of a lot of chirping.
  • Fifth stage: THE POINTE DE PLOUHA You finally arrive at the highest point in Brittany. From the top of its 104 meters, it offers a superb panorama from the archipelago of Brehat (on your left), the Bay of Saint Brieuc (on your right) and Cape Frehel (just opposite).

  • You come to the last stage: THE PALUS BEACH Cliff Country…, tucked into a fold in the coast and lined with tall houses. The fine sandy beach has a string of pebbles. A nice, well-appointed beach, nearby is a children’s playground.

    The tourist office offers many nature-themed outings. Supervised by professionals, they allow you to discover unsuspected treasures: outing to discover seaweed with Algues Armoriques, outing “Discovering the fauna and flora of the Cliffs” in the company of the Coastal Conservator, fishing for sand eels, geology outing “Anse de Bréhec a small Breton colorado”…

Discover the surroundings of Plouha