Vicky & Julien welcome you all year round to have a pleasant stay on Belle-Île (Beautiful Island), also called “the well-named” (“la bien-nommée”). After picking up your vehicle, if you are not familiar with the island, we have a few addresses to recommend to you.
Le grand Phare :
Built in 1835, the lighthouse stands at a height of 87 m above sea level. After climbing up its 213 steps, weather permitting, you can admire the view stretching from Lorient to Croisic.
This village founded in 1070 is the highest point of the island. Its church, which dates to the year 1000, has a 17th-century chancel and an 18th-century pepperpot bell tower.
Coastal Road :
From Samzun to Port-York, the road (D30A) overlooks the Grands Sables and Port-York beaches. There is a superb view over the Pointe du Bugul and Gros Rocher.
This cove with its grey sand and pebbly beach is situated between the ornithological reserve and the golf.
Port Coton :
The needles of Port Coton are a set of marine rocks rising from the sea, which were immortalised several times by Claude Monet.
Point of Poulains :
Situated at the north-east extremity of the island (3.5km from Sauzon), this great site offers a breath-taking panorama! The lighthouse marks the islets off the island, which are particularly dangerous for navigation. The peninsula of the Poulains and the estate of Sarah Bernhardt are the subject of a protection and development programme.
Bangor Beaches :
To the west of Grand Village, the beaches of Kerel and Herlin are ideal for children. Baluden beach is superb.
Donnant Beaches :
Go south down the valley to reach this beach with its strong surf. Facing due west, it is one of the most beautiful surf spots in Brittany. But beware of the dangerous swimming conditions.
This village was founded around the 6th century by monks from across the channel. Its wild landscape is the most exposed to the south-westerly winds. It features a diverse scenery, with cliffs giving way to sandy beaches.
At the western extremity of the island, Sauzon is a mix of unspoiled nature and charm. A few houses in pastel shades along the harbour face hillsides covered in gorse and heather. We advise you to have lunch there to take full advantage of this beautiful port.
Surf and Paddle
Ty School, the surf and stand-up paddle school with 13 years of experience at your service…
Our team of experienced instructors with the state surfing certificate accompanies and advises surfing students from the age of 6 years throughout the entire learning process.
Surfing lessons take place on Donnant Beach in the middle of cliffs and dunes in a protected natural site.
The stand-up paddle lessons occur at Grands Sables beach at the foot of the Pointe du Bugul, which provides a natural shelter from the prevailing westerly winds.
Come and ride your first waves or try a stand-up paddle while combining pleasure, relaxation, and challenge !
Come and discover the acrobatic circuit in the forests of Belle-Île-en-Mer !
From April to September, with your family, alone, or in a group, “Belle île aventure” and its team welcome you to their adventure park to share their passion with you. The park features a total of 7 circuits and 82 games spread across more than 1 km of tree-top paths, a picnic area, nocturnal outings, and more…
Pleasure, freedom, and security are guaranteed in the heart of Belle-Île’s nature !
From 3 years of age.
Come and discover a spectacular golf course !
Located in a well-preserved natural environment, the Belle-Île-en-Mer golf course is a spectacular 14-hole golf course. Set over 55 hectares, it stretches along the seafront in the former estate of Sarah Bernhardt. Situated on the wild coast, it offers a few exceptional holes. In particular, hole n°2, which is unique in Europe with its green set on a peninsula, is a real challenge. Come and discover this unique and wild golf course! If you don’t want to overload yourself on the boat, you can hire golf equipment on site (bag and manual or electric golf carts). You will also purchase small equipment at the club shop. Finally, if you want, the golf pro Yann Lavictoire can even give you lessons (only during school holidays).
Poney Bleu Farm
Come and explore Belle-Île on horse or pony !
Our equestrian centre offers horse rides for beginner and experienced riders in an exceptional site. Located in Sauzon, come and discover our activities for the young and old alike ! On the agenda: trail rides, riding lessons, pony baths, and many unforgettable moments !
Club de Surf
Le Belle Ile Surf Club
Open all year round, the Belle Ile Surf Club has been a surf club since 2012 and a surf school since 2013. It welcomes beginner and experienced surfers from the age of 5 years for surf, bodyboard, and stand-up paddle lessons, on the Sauzon side of Donnant beach.
You will be supervised by Amaury, a qualified surf instructor who teaches all year round, providing a guarantee of safety and competence for all surfing levels.