Petit Futé's opinion on CAP D'ERQUY
With Cape Fréhel, it is labeled Grand Site de France since 2019. A little less frequented than its famous neighbour, the Cape of Erquy is of exceptional beauty: its cliffs of pink sandstone, topped with pine woods and moors coloured by gorse and heather, overhang wild beaches. This vast site of 170 hectares, well preserved, is criss-crossed with paths and hiking trails. Some of them are even accessible to bicycles and pushchairs.
You can also see some heritage elements, such as a cannonball oven and an 18th-century guardhouse. In the Port-Blanc cove, you will find the old lifeboat shelter, with its rails running down the cove. Another imprint left by man: the Blue Lakes. These two stretches of fresh water bordered by cliffs, perched more than 30 metres above the sea, are the remains of old pink sandstone quarries. They recall an important part of local history: in the 19th century and until the middle of the 20th century, Erquy developed the extraction of pink sandstone, a sedimentary rock used in construction and paving of streets. The lakes can be reached by a staircase from the port of Erquy.
The tip of the cape offers a superb view of the bay of Saint-Brieuc. It is possible to park close by, but the few spaces available are quickly filled. Choose the large car park on rue de la Côte des Pâques: from there, a 5 km circuit will take you to the headland, passing through the moors and the beach of Lourtuais.
Information on CAP D'ERQUY
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Services offered by CAP D'ERQUY
- Accessible to people with reduced mobility
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HÔTEL LES AGAPANTHES€€ - HôtelPloubazlanec - France4.7/5 (6 review)
GRAND HÔTEL DE PORT-BLA...€€ - HôtelPenvénan - France5.0/5 (2 review)
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LE DOMAINE DU PONT-CANO...€€ - Chambre d'hôtesPlourivo - France
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MATHIEU KERGOURLAY - RE...€€ - Cuisine françaisePlehédel - France4.5/5 (2 review)
HUÎTRES LE GUEN CHAUMAR...€ - Bar à huitresLanmodez - France
LE BINIOU€ - Cuisine françaisePléneuf-Val-André - France5.0/5 (1 review)
ZE KIG€€ - SpécialitésSaint-Brieuc - France4.3/5 (3 review)