View of Brest roadstead - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas

An alternative to the GR34

Logonna-Daoulas coastal path 

From Daoulas to l'Hôpital-Camfrout, extend your itinerary on the GR34 by taking the Logonna-Daoulas coastal path: an intimate hike in the heart of unspoilt nature and landscapes that change with the tides of the Brest bay.

  • Hikers
  • 26 km
  • 1 day
Coastal path in Logonna-Daoulas - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
A preserved cove facing the port of Kersanton

Step 1

Pors Beac'h

The trail starts after the Pointe de Rosmelec in Daoulas. From here, a view of the Loperhet peninsula and its port. Kersanton on the other side of the bay. As we go along, the river widens and opens out into the Brest roadstead.

We arrive at port of Pors Beac'h (pronounced "pors berr"), an oyster port where you can still see the platesthe flat-bottomed boats used to transportoyster bagsfrom Brest harbor.

Step 2

La pointe du Château

The hike continues as far as Pointe du Château. Remarkable viewpoints, woods and secret shores mark out our route. The Pointe du Château is the ideal place to discover to discover the oyster beds at low tide. A visit to oyster farmer Julien Coïc to buy a "bourriche" is a must! For Robinson Crusoe apprentices, the island of Pointe du Château is accessible on foot at low tide (remember to check the tide times!).

Nearby, you'll find the Saint-Jean chapel and its fountain. Nestled in a green setting, the chapel, founded in the 17th century, invites contemplation. The monumental fountain dates from 1644.

Oyster farmer Logonna Daoulas - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
The oyster beds at Pointe du Château
Penfoul cove in Logonna-Daoulas - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
End of the day in Penfoul cove

Step 3

Penfoul cove, a bird sanctuary

The trail continues west towards Anse du Roz! Overlooking and skirtingAnse de Penfoul, a protected reserve home to numerous bird species, advanced inland and sheltered from the wind. The cove empties completely at low tide, making it an ideal playground for fishing enthusiasts. fishingfishing à on foot.

Please note: from November to February, the path along the cove is closed to the public (to preserve wintering bird species). Follow a detour from Pennaras to Le Roz. 

The trail descends to the port of Rozwhere the stone quarry of the same name is still in operation. Your walk continues along the path which leads to a large field overlooking the sea, from which a a breathtaking view of the Brest harbour is yours to enjoy.

Logonna stone

Also known as Roz stone.
Gives a warm hue to many historic monuments in and around Landerneau Daoulas. Its ochre color and unique concentric rings make it a stone of choice in Breton architecture.

Step 4

The Yelen strike

Logonna's emblematic beach, it has long been a favourite spot a favorite spot for water sports enthusiastsespecially windsurfing. In all seasons, as soon as the wind blows in Brest harbor, many come to glide over the water. Some, equipped with foils, give the illusion of flying above the water... impressive!

In summer, the beach is popular with families, who come to enjoy the many water sports activities offered by La Paillote, and Italian-style ice cream on hot days. Take a break and enjoy the view!

La Pailotte à la Grève du Yelen - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme
View of Brest harbour from La Paillote

It's hard to get enough of sunsets over Brest harbour!

Sunset at Yelen - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
Sunset at the Bendy - Gaël Le Gallic
Pointe du Bendy - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas

Step 5

Bendy Point and its islands

The most westerly point on the Logonna-Daoulas peninsula, Bendy is the spot not to be missed! From the Yelen, the cliff is steeper and the scenery changes. The yellow of the gorse mingles with the grey of the stone. The tall pines that line the coastline smell of the South of France.

All along this stage, you'll admire magnificent panoramic views: to the north, the Plougastel-Daoulas peninsula and the port of Tinduff. To the south, the Crozon peninsula, including the Lanvéoc military base. To the east, the Camfrout river can be made out!

Here, the beaches and intimate coves at the end of the world invite you to relax in an unspoilt setting. Facing west, the Pointe du Bendy is a privileged spot to admire the sunset, summer and winter alike, and enjoy the last of the evening light.

Hike to Bendy Point in Logonna-Daoulas - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas
Break at Pointe du Bendy

Step 6

Moulin Mer harbour

After discovering the steep cliffs and coastline, where beautiful mansions hide among the pine trees, we stop off at Moulin Mer, passing byÎle Grise, Porsisquin andAnse du Bourg

A special feature is the imposing 16th-century tidal mill that joins the sea to the pond, which once served as a reservoir for the mill.

moulin mer à logonna - landerneau daoulas tourism
The tide mill, Moulin Mer

Water sports

The Moulin Mer Center

The Moulin Mer nautical center is just a stone's throw away. A historic center for school sailing classes, in 1964 it became France's first first sailing school in France.. Today, it provides accommodation, hosts seminars and operates as a nautical center on the harbor all year round.

Read the video about paddling in Brest harbour - landerneau daoulas tourisme
port de kerascoet en rade de brest, Logonna Daoulas peninsula - Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme
The little port of Kerascoët

Step 7

The Camfrout River

We continue our hike towards L'Hôpital-Camfrout. From theRohou cove, the path goes a little further inland, skirting the Camfrout river. On the other side of the river is the small port of Kerascoët, where boats, protected from the wind, wait to set sail. You won't want to miss the magnificent château, owned by the Rosmorduc family since the 19th century!

Nearby is the Sainte-Marguerite chapel, invoked to deliver pregnant women.

The trail ends at the old quarries of Kersanton stone, quarried at l'Hôpital-Camfrout. From here, you can join the GR34.

Kersanton stone

Blackish-gray kersantite, or Kersanton stone, has long been mined to provide dimension stone. Resistant to erosion and easy to shape, it became a stone of choice for sculptors. As a result, it can be found everywhere in Breton architecture. Its name comes from the locality of Kersanton in Loperhet, where it was quarried.


A cabin for the night

Make the most of nature at Logonna-Daoulas' two campsites!
At the Roz and Gouelet Ker campsites (right next to the trail), discover the cabins available for overnight stays by hikers. 

For one night

Near the trail, from Daoulas to l'Hôpital-Camfrout
How do I get there?

Head for the seaside in Brest harbour!

By car

  • Access by RN12 from Paris-Rennes-Saint-Brieuc, Landerneau exit then Daoulas direction
  • Access via RN165 from Nantes, Vannes, Quimper, Daoulas exit

By train

  • Landerneau SNCF train station

By bus 

By plane

  • Brest-Bretagne Airport
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