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Whether as a family, with friends or as a couple, there’s a beach to please everyone in Bénodet on the Brittany Riviera.


The joys of the beach are multiplied by four in Bénodet!

South-facing favourite Trez Beach, intimate Coq Beach with its golden evening light, the beach on Saint-Gilles Point surrounded by the sea, and Letty Beach at the end of the Mer Blanche lagoon.

Trez Beach is supervised during the summer with all types of activities on offer, including a kids’ club and rentals of windsurf boards, catamarans and more.

Head to the other beaches and put down your beach towel wherever you please: let the wind, the time of day and your mood guide you.

TREZ Beach

At the very heart of the resort, Bénodet’s big Trez Beach has plenty of activities on offer and services available:

The beach is supervised in July and August every day from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The beach is accessible for persons with reduced mobility (a beach wheelchair is available at the lifeguard stand).

  •  UCPA Beach Site

Boat rentals and lessons for catamarans, dinghies, optimists & windsurfing. Open daily in July and August from 1:30 p.m.
Tel: +33 (0)7 62 65 42 56 / +33(0)2 98 57 16 09

  • Journal de Mickey Beach Club for ages 3 to 14 ans (swim lessons)

Daily in July and August
Tel: +33 (0)6 88 24 95 52

  • Fish & Gliss Fly fishing and boating licenses  Carte d'hôtes

Daily in July and August
Tel: +33 (0)6 62 26 60 46

  • Public facilities:

– Beach hut hire from Bénodet City Hall.
– Free showers and toilets.
Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops near Trez Beach.

COQ Beach

Between the river and the ocean, the little beach at Coq Lighthouse enjoys late afternoon sun.
Near the beach: playground, toilets, the port and the pier for cruises are just 5 minutes away.

  • Kayak rental – Quimper Cornouaille Canoe and Kayak Club in July and August 
    +33 (0)6 85 77 41 55 / +33 (0) 2 98 53 19 33


Intimate Saint Gilles Beach is surrounded by rocks, perfect for kids to discover the joys of shore fishing for shellfish, shrimp and crabs. At the beach: playground, picnic tables and toilets.


This splendid naturally preserved lagoon is also called “The White Sea” and puts on an exceptional show during the tides. On site:

  • The UCPA Sailing School 

Water sports and discovery activities. All-inclusive holiday for ages 7 to 17 in July and for adults in August and September. Half-board courses available. Holidays and activities for groups (schools, clubs, associations, works councils) from April to September.
Tel: +33(0)2 98 57 16 09

Spring tides

At low tide, there’s unlimited marine life to discover in the foreshore. Go shrimping, crabbing or cockle fishing as a family. These fun activities are perfect for all ages but be sure to be respectful of nature!

To make sure that the activity stays fun:

  • Be aware of the weather and the tides.
  • Don’t go to an unfamiliar place alone.
  • Bring a watch and a telephone (Number for CROSS emergency services – 196).
  • Find out the local sanitary rankings and fishing restrictions.
  • Bring a small ruler.
  • Sort through your catch as you go.
  • Only take what you will eat.
  • Use respectful tools.
  • Put back any rocks that you move.

By following these good practices, you’ll protect the resources and the marine life while ensuring your safety. This way, everyone can enjoy the ocean for a long time to come

For more information:

Website for responsible shore fishing

Find here the coefficients & tide times to organise your shore fishing outing!