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Presqu'île de Crozon, camping at the end of the world

Presqu’île du Crozon
Presqu’île du Crozon

Located at the western end of Brittany, and in the centre of Finistère, the Crozon peninsula owes its name to its main town, Crozon. It is surrounded by the sea on three sides, the bay of Brest to the north, the Iroise Sea to the west and the bay of Douarnenez to the south. Protected by the Armorique Natural Park, how can you fail to appreciate the richness of its natural sites? Camping here is undoubtedly the ideal accommodation for discovering this place, which is conducive to rejuvenation, stimulating hikes and enthusiasm.

Campsites on the Crozon peninsula

To welcome you to the island of Crozon, 18 campsites open their doors to you between May and September to make the most of this wild and exceptional place. In Telgruc-sur-Mer, you will discover the campsite Le Panoramic **** family and connected to nature, it offers you a panoramic view on the bay of Douarnenez.

Natural sites at the end of the world

Thanks to the cross shape of the peninsula, its spreading points become real places of seduction for the holidaymakers, where the walks facing the ocean, often windy, are invigorating. The Cap de la Chèvre to the south is the southern cape of the peninsula, it has kept a wild aspect with a ground covered with heather despite the presence of a semaphore managed by the national navy. It offers a beautiful view of the Bay of Douarnenez. To the north, you can walk along the Pointe des Espagnols, a cliff more than 60 metres high where the ruins of military fortifications can still be seen, reminding us of a past of fighting and confrontation. The Pointe de Pen-Hir to the west, in the commune of Camaret-sur-Mer, from where you can see the famous Tas de Pois rocks, a vestige of the original cliff. You can admire the beauty of the place with the Pointe du Raz in the distance, the Pointe Saint-Mathieu on the right and the islands of Ouessant and Molène to the west.

Explore the riches of the peninsula

On the Route de l'Aulne Maritime, discover magnificent green landscapes and a rich heritage. Visit the lookouts above the Aulne valley and the island of Térénez located in Rosnoën and Landévennec to marvel at the panorama they offer, an extraordinary view of the meandering coastal river Aulne. Hikers will be delighted as it is also the starting point for the famous Saut du loup hiking trail which invites you to take a stroll along the shore, through the forest and through the villages. The charm of the corbelled houses of Le Faou and the state forest of Cranou are not to be missed. The museum of the rural school in Trégarvan and the house of old living trades in Argol are also particularly interesting visits.

Paddling is also an excellent way to discover the peninsula in a different way. Launch yourself into the large bay between Crozon and Douarnenez from the port of Morgat where you can also rent equipment. You will discover calm and clear water and magnificent caves that can be visited without danger in calm weather. These places are all the more charming because they are only accessible by sea.

Mountain bikers will certainly appreciate the eleven signposted circuits reserved for mountain bikers. Each of them is between 15 and 30 kilometres long and allows you to discover the peninsula in a different way. Alignments of menhirs, forests or fields of heather are on the programme of the landscapes encountered. The proposed itineraries are of all levels but a certain level of experience and a good command of the terrain is recommended.


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