La Torche Point

Around the campsite in South Finistère

In the heart of the Bigouden region, the Pointe de La Torche is an impressive natural peninsula. In spring, the tip is covered with multicolored tulips. Pointe de la Torche or Beg an Dorchenn, in Breton, means “the tip of the hill”. Reaching out into the sea, La Torche is a rocky spur, a wild land that marks the southern boundary of Audierne Bay. A site at the end of the world, steep but so beautiful. The rocky spur of La Torche is a well-known spot for surfers and funboarders. Waves and wind are always present. The site is also popular with hikers! Put on your shoes and walk around the tip.

The trail offers a breathtaking panorama of the entire bay. You’ll pass a number of megalithic sites, including a tumulus topped by a corridor dolmen and a covered walkway. Make the most of your visit to La Torche to discover the Bay of Audierne. Several kilometers long, it’s a protected environment. A haven of peace for birds, and one of France’s leading migration areas. A meeting point for many species, Audierne Bay is home to 10,000 breeding pairs, 10,000 to 15,000 wintering birds and over 100,000 migrants every year. On the sandy foreshore, crowded with worms, mollusks and crustaceans, brown, herring and great black-backed gulls gather at low tide. Constantly on the lookout for food, small wading birds scurry about.

Facing out to sea, then from behind, Sanderlings perform an amusing feeding choreography to the rhythm of the ebb and flow of the waves. Interrupted-collared Plovers breed in the open environments of the dune plain, where in spring they reach some of the highest numbers in Brittany. Come and discover this jewel of Breton nature!


Kérantérec Campsite

02 98 56 98 11

Covered terrace
Sea view
Semi-covered terrace