We decided on hot May Day to go and explore a beach that we hadnt visited before. Pors Peron is a very small beach a few miles west of Dournanaez. To get to it we went out through the pretty village of Poullan Sur Mer. The beach is accessed down a series of winding lanes and indicated by the smallest of signs pointing to The Plage The road eventually dropped down towards the beach and there were a couple neatly kept houses and what looked like it used to be a coffee shop. We parked in a small car park where there were half a dozen cars and a few more down the road to the beach. We were amazed as we walked onto the soft pale sand that there were only about 20 or so people enjoying the sun. The number of cars indicated there may have been a few more. I later realised the rocks on the west side of the beach are good for snorkelling as we saw at least two men in wet suits brandishing mask and snorkels.
The tide was just starting to come back in as we arrived and there were one or two people in the water. I would imagine that on some days it would be not such a good place for swimming but certainly appeared to be a good place for splashing around in the surf. The coastal path passes along the back of the beach allowing the more adventurous the opportunity to wander off for a cliff top walk before returning for a picnic lunch or dip. All in all it is a great little place to visit if you want to get away from some of the busier beaches, (well as busy as they get in this part of Brittany).
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