The Pointes de Pen Hir, Toulinguet and Grand Gouin

A wonderful stroll on the Crozon peninsula. Between steep cliffs, sandy beaches and megalith alignments, one of the most beautiful walks in Brittany.

Technical sheet
No. 38722
A Camaret-sur-Mer walk posted on 08/08/13 by franck.t. Update : 08/11/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h40[?]
Distance Distance : 11.3km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 193m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 194m
Highest point Highest point : 58m
Lowest point Lowest point : 8m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Presqu'île de Crozon
Location Location : Camaret-sur-Mer (29570)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.258597° / W 4.621747°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 0418ET
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Description

(D/A)Start from the Pointe de Pen Hir, leaving towards the west in the direction of a memorial to Breton soldiers of the Second World War.

At the monument, turn right in a northerly direction and continue along the coast following the Red and White markers of the GR®.34.
(1) You'll pass in front of numerous blockhouses before arriving at the Anse de Pen Hat.
(2) Walk along the sandy beach (be careful shifting sands on this beach, swimming is not recommended) and at the end, climb the trail that rises fairly sharply up to the French navy fort.

(3) Walk around the perimeter wall and join the road on the right. Continue eastward on the road for about 100 meters, then take the left through the field to the shore.
(4) Continue towards the Pointe du Grand Gouin. A this point, continue along the coast to the south and after about 300 metres, turn right onto the path that climbs upward (5)

At the second junction, turn left on the road with Black markers. You then walk through a residential neighbourhood, and after an 'S' bend you'll arrive on the main road.
(6) Then turn left, followed by an immediate right at the fork onto Rue Saint-Rioc.
You'll soon see the Lagatjar Alignments.

(7) Then turn to the right on the Rue Georges Ancey, the 143 menhirs (standing stones) will be on your right. You then get to to the D8A, which you cross to take the street opposite.
(8)Cross just after the D8 and take the street opposite in the direction of Kermeur.

::9: :Upon leaving Kermeur take a slight left in the direction of the Plage de Veyrac'h.
(10) Once you reach the car park for this beach, turn right along the coastal trail marked in Red and White and follow it to the Pointe de Pen Hir where you'll see the Tas de Pois. To get back to the starting car park, turn right (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 1.61 - alt. km 1.61 - Numerous blockhouses
2 : km 2.24 - alt. km 2.24 - Plage de Pen Hat
3 : km 3.18 - alt. km 3.18 - The Semaphore of Toulinguet
4 : km 4.23 - alt. km 4.23 - Towards the Pointe du Grand Gouin
5 : km 5.65 - alt. km 5.65 - Leave the coastal path
6 : km 6.41 - alt. km 6.41 - Left onto the main road
7 : km 7.18 - alt. km 7.18 - The Lagatjar Alignments
8 : km 7.55 - alt. km 7.55 - Cross the D8
9 : km 7.82 - alt. km 7.82
10 : km 8.21 - alt. km 8.21 - Place known as Kermeur
11 : km 8.93 - alt. km 8.93 - Veyrac'h beach
12 : km 10.79 - alt. km 10.79 - Pointe de Pen Hir
D/A : km 11.3 - alt. km 11.3

Useful Information

Consider taking a camera for the stunning landscape.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 0418ET.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

You can visit the blockhouse converted into a museum
as well as the Vauban fortress and the Chapelle de Rocamadour in Camaret.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.58/5
Number of opinions : 53
Description quality : 4.43/5
Routemap quality : 4.45/5
Walk interest : 4.87/5


Walker
on Tue 21 Nov 2017 12:34:48 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 30/10/17
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Inland section rather dull, but the couast part is stunning


Walker
on Tue 21 Nov 2017 12:31:39 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 31/10/17
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

recommend parking in the middle of the walk in the route de la baie and doing as a figure of 8 - such a pleasure to leave heavy items in the car - inlcuing lunch!

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