Baie des Trepasses, Plogoff

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Baie des Trépassés, or the Bay of the Dead, is a bay on Cap Sizun on the west coast of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The bay is located between Pointe du Raz and Pointe du Van, on the territory of the commune of Plogoff.The bay has a wide sandy beach, and is a popular surfing location.The name appears to be derived from a misinterpretation of the Breton avon, meaning "river", for anaon, meaning "the dead". There are legends that dead druids were ferried from here to be buried on the island of Sein.
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73 reviews
  • August 17, 2017
    This place is wonderful. C is a spontueux for surfing enthusiasts. The water is a beautiful blue combining a beach with sand and pebbles. He missed more than the surfboard in another life.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful beach, at high tide not too wide. Fun golf to play in. Little to no catering facilities. Parking space-strapped for beautiful day. Be free.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Bay very nice parking nearby Beach to tired low sandy beach nice view on the ocean
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  • September 1, 2017
    Great surf! Nice and quit. Friendly people!
  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful beach, a spot for surfer or bodyboard. Free parking, quite small, no toilet indicated. A Board, take the Coast trail up towards the tip of the raz, beautiful walk.
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  • May 9, 2017
    A beautiful place and a great ballad from the beach up to the edge of the tidal wave and its semaphore. Two hours round-trip by taking the time to admire the tip of raz... to recommend. Also go see the chapel of the point of van. The view on the edge of the tidal wave is very different and the place is full of calm and serenity
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  • April 11, 2017
    Beautiful beach, attention to the current as well as the waves (when there are any). A nice ride from the beach up to the tip of the tsunami by the coastal path.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Beautiful place and place of departure to 2 excellent walks to the edge of the tidal wave and the tip of the Van.
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