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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  • exotic, peaceful, puff air pure and invigorating rain, shine, shine simply magical...
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  • Point of words as the action in a site is to control the swell and offer a bit of adrenaline...
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  • After pointe du raz you cannot miss a swim here. Good for surfing too. Great place for a whole day at the seaside.  more »
  • Great surf! Nice and quit. Friendly people!
  • 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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  • 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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  • Visible from the two tips of the Van and the tsunami. The noise of the sea prevailing because of the surf, sorry appearance, its perpetual gloom and disaster memories tinged named surface a little blood.
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  • 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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