The Crozon peninsula has the best of both worlds in the summer. Visitors migrate here in the warmer months to hike, enjoy fresh seafood and explore its hidden beaches and coves, but their numbers aren’t high enough to crowd and spoil what makes this area, known as the ‘end of the earth’, so special. But it’s a wonderful destination year-round, with plenty on offer for all tastes whatever the weather.
No stay in Crozon is complete without a large platter of seafood. Saveurs et Maree in Morgat is the best place to indulge in a restaurant meal. For a market-style venue, try The Blue Wave Fish – if you’re self-catering, head here in the morning to see what the fishermen have brought in.
The GR34 trail is one of the most scenic walking routes in France. Starting at the iconic Le Mont-St-Michel and hugging the breathtaking coastline all around the tip of Brittany to just south of Vannes, it’s not to be missed when staying in or around Crozon. For the most dramatic views from the coast, travel north of Crozon to Pen Hir Point to begin your hike back towards Morgat and Crozon. The section of the route described falls within the Armorique Natural Regional Park, which boasts pretty, unspoilt paths and stunning, uninterrupted views.
The Festival du Bout du Monde (Land’s End Festival) is a world music and cultural festival that has taken place each August in Crozon for the last decade. Its green, lush setting in the Armorique Natural Regional Park is just 300m from the sea, meaning picturesque views of the Brittany coastline. The festival celebrates the world of mixed music and so there really is something for everyone over the three-day period. Even the littlest festival goers are catered for, with a children’s area and a mini food village serving dishes from around the world.
A quick hop and a skip from Crozon is the pretty village of Morgat. Fishing used to be big business in Morgat – a sardine and tuna fishing port were housed here at the village’s peak. Today, the port is used as a marina. Morgat is also well-known for its caves, which were praised in the travel writings of Gustave Flaubert. Sainte Marine cave can be accessed by foot, just watch out for the tides. A well-placed stretch of beach in front of the village is the perfect place to hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board and get exploring.
If there’s one thing to make sure to do whilst in Crozon, it’s to head to a spot along the coast to watch the sunset. The clear waters of the daytime give way to the golden hues of sundown and the sky above really does look like it stretches on for eternity. Plage de Lostmarc’h near the southern most tip of the Armorique Natural Regional Park has a huge stretch of sand from which to watch the sun fall, but there are plenty of other great options too. Just head to any point on the coast near the village of Crozon to enjoy the Breton coastline in its finest hour.