Renovation project - Carantec Beach, Finistere, Brittany
We are going to visit the seaside today, the weather is not fantastic, but at least it is not raining. The closest beach to Huelgoat is Carantec; this is approx 40 minutes away.
Carantec beach is a beautiful area, it is not at all commercialised and is a real Breton beach side town. the town centre is a vigorous walk (not suitable for people with walking difficulties) there is a car park at the beach.
The beach is large and sandy, but towards the sea it becomes very stony. There are large boulders at the end and a stone Jetty, there is also a diving board, but the weather would need to be a lot warmer before we could brave that!
The most fantastic part of this beach is the 3 restaurants that are along the front, each has glass panels so that the food and view can be enjoyed in any weather. We choose the Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, we know the crepes are amazing here.
We choose a savoury and my daughter goes for the heart attack on a plate sweet version, banana, chocolate and cream.
This creperie also caters for children with child size seats.
After a good walk on the beach we head back to the car park, this is large and does not charge (this is a regular thing in Brittany, free car parks even in tourist areas)
As we head back to the car we stop at the little carousel. This is the oldest and not in an antique way, carousel we have ever seen! it really is just very dilapidated, we find a carriage for my granddaughter that does not have gaffer tape or pieces missing.
It is not the best but at only 2 Euros a go, and her excited face it is fine. There is also a small beachside stall selling buckets and spades etc.
There is a small park area with a good selection of equipment that is secure with a fence all around and a small gate entrance.
Carantec is a great place for young families or adults; we have been many times on our own and just sat with a coffee overlooking the fantastic view