Gites en Tregor is owned and run by Clara and Martin Cronin. Set in the tranquil Breton countryside close to the town of Lannion these child-friendly holiday cottages are perfect for a family holiday in Brittany. There are three self-catering cottages ideal for families with children looking for a holiday perfectly placed for beaches and family friendly attractions. Holiday accommodation here is flexible and accessible and can sleep up to 16 guests across the three cottages. Clara and Martin can offer short breaks and bed-and-breakfast options too. If it is a beach holiday you’re looking for, Brittany certainly has it’s fair share, none are overcrowded even during high season. Here is a selection of beaches close to Gites en Tregor that Clara and Martin would recommend for families visiting this part of Brittany. All are 15/30 mins drive from the cottages and so easily accessible.
Beg Léguer beach is west facing and enjoys the evening sun, so is perfect for an evening picnic with beautiful sunsets. During the summer there are lifeguards in attendance and the sand is soft, ideal for building sandcastles. The beach is also perfect for ball games as it is nice and flat when the tide is out. For a spot of lunch, evening meal, or just a coffee or ice cream pop into the lovely café with views.
Trégastel in Northern Brittany is divided in two, with the historic village to the east and the resort to the west. There are three great beaches at Trégastel. Plage Isle Renotee is a beach surrounded by pink granite rocks, perfect for rock pooling when the tide is out, and swimming when the tide is in. The beach is safe and enclosed and sometimes there is a mobile coffee/ice cream vendor.
La Grève Blanche is a beach with lovely soft sand it is enclosed with a rocky island accessible at low tide. The water here is calm and clear perfect for swimming. The sailing club operates from this beach with dinghy sailing kayaking and paddle boards available.
Coz Porz beach is the other side of the headland from La Grève Blanche. The stand here is much grittier and there are many little boats moored in the bay. It is possible to rent kayaks and paddle boards here too. The bay is very picturesque with pink granite rocks all-around and there are a number of cafes and restaurants overlooking the beach. The little aquarium close to Coz Porz is a fun place to visit for all the family. Some of the displays are in caves among the rocks.
Trébeurden, full of history and offers panoramic views of the coast of Brittany and the Bay of Lannion. There are six beaches here, we mentioned three: The main beach in the town is Plage de Tresmeur, it is wide and flat with soft sand and cafes along the esplanade. The marina is home to many yachts. When the tide is out it is possible to walk across to the little island of Île Milliau. Sailing windsurfing and kayaking are all popular here.
Two other beaches in the area are Plage Goas Treiz, a picturesque beach with good vehicle access, and Porz Mabo, a quiet beach with rock pools and even a diving board. This beach is away from the main tourist areas and it is in a safe and sheltered by.
Perros Guirec is a resort also on the northern coast of Brittany, not known for its history but best known for its beaches, palm trees and stone villas. During the summer the town is full of life with lots of cafes shops and restaurants. The two main beaches here are:
Trestraou beach, located on the main seafront of the town and because of its location, there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. There is a surf club where children from as young as four years old can try surfing with English speaking instructors. The sand is perfect for sandcastle building and nice and flat, ideal for ball games when the tide is low. There is also a diving board when the tide is in. Lifeguards are in attendance during summer. The second beach is Trestrignel beach, located on the other side of the head land. It is not so close to the town, there is one very nice restaurant and sometimes a mobile ice cream vendor. The water is lovely and clear with a diving board too, it is also great for bodyboarding when the waves are up. It is arguably one of the best beaches in Brittany.
Other places in the Tregor area with lovely beaches and pretty towns to consider are, Locquémeau, Loquirec, St Michel-en-Grève and Trestel beach at Trévou-Tréguignec. All of the beaches mentioned here are less than 30 minutes from Gites en Tregor and never get overcrowded, even in the busiest days of the year in high summer, which in the words of Clara “is the beauty of Brittany, plenty of space to breathe and relax!” For more details on child-friendly holidays at Gites en Tregor visit the Holiday Tots website.
image Trébeurden from Wiki