Friday, 6 May 2016

Renovation project - Carantec Beach, Finistere, Brittany

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. 
Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, carantec, Brittany

Carantec beach, Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, carantec, Brittany

Carantec beach, Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, carantec, Brittany

We choose a savoury and my daughter goes for the heart attack on a plate sweet version, banana, chocolate and cream.
Carantec beach, Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, carantec, Brittany
This creperie also caters for children with child size seats.
Carantec beach, Chez Gaby Les Retrouvailles, carantec, Brittany
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.
Carantec beach, Carantec, Brittany

Carantec beach, Carantec, Brittany
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

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for your post. Its a lovely part of the world and i continue to enjoy your posts. I hope to do what you have done once i retire and in the national park as well. Only 10 more years to wait!

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    1. thanks so much, I hope to see you here one day :)

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  2. Will be keeping the dream alive (as I continue peruse the property guides!!)

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