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The beaches

A number of fine white sand beaches stretch out along the Customs Officers’ Watch Path (Chemin des douaniers), going from the Port up to Men Du.

Beaches at the Port and at Port Biren »

As attested by numerous old postal cards, the oyster industry prospered here prior to the 1970s. The inhabitants (Trinitains) named this area the “Vanneresse”, a place where one can admire the landscape as the sun rises. The view from these two spots extends from the Kerisper Bridge to the channel’s exit.

Port  Biren

Men Allen 

Special note should be taken of this beach due to its unusual convex shape, most beaches being concave. This phenomenon is due to modification of currents resulting from the port’s evolution.

Kerbihan

The watch path continues, passing through the well-known “Bois d’amour” which is protected from westerly winds.
This area is the domain of shellfish and shrimp amateurs.
As in the case of the two beaches above, one can admire the sailboats’ arrivals and departures, a spectacle providing a never-ending source of pleasure.

" Grazu "

This the last beach on the river (channel) before the Point and the Customs House. One of the most advanced points on the coast, it creates a rampart between the river and the bay.

" Ty Guard "

This is Trinité sur Mer’s southernmost beach. Across the water Méaban Island indicates the entry to the Morbihan Gulf. On clear days on can see the islands of Houat, Hoëdic and Belle-Ile. This is a great vantage point from which one can observe numerous sailboats as they maneuver during the regattas held in Quiberon Bay.
Shellfish amateurs crowd these rocks during the spring tides, sparing no effort in the hopes of harvesting a hearty meal (godaille).

Going along through the moors and gorse, one can find:

Kervillen

Without a doubt La Trinité’s most beautiful beach, this superb space is protected by a stretch of vulnerable dunes. Kerbihan Point provides protection from easterly winds. The white sandy beach also includes a water sports club.

 

Kervillen

Le Poulbert

Le Poulbert lies a bit further along, there’s a beach on one side and on the other a shadowy pine grove where installations are provided for picnickers. An old salt cellar is located in front of the pine grove between Kervillen and Le Poulbert beaches (concerts are given there during the summer). The circuit continues to the left of the former salt marshes.

Le Men Du

On the horizon appears Stuhan Island which is accessible at low tide ONLY by means of a sand strip ("tombolo"). WARNING: Consult the tide almanac before heading out to the island.
La Trinité’s last beach, very sheltered and flat, is greatly appreciated for its tranquility and provides a safe beach for children. While shellfish amateurs harvest their fare, the beach club welcomes youngsters who, after a few swimming lessons, can work at becoming champions.

 

Upon completing the circuit, return to the port can be effected on foot, via the bicycle/pedestrian path. Cars can accede to all beaches with the exception of the Port, Port Biren and Men Allen.