Aiguilles de Port Coton

Top choice in Golfe du Morbihan

Just off the western side of the island, these magnificent rock stacks – depicted in a series of celebrated canvases by Claude Monet in 1886 – resemble aiguilles (needles) and are a must-see for panorama-lovers and photographers. The name Port Coton comes from the way the sea foams around the rocks, creating foam like cotton wool.

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1. Plage de Donnant

1.29 MILES

This lovely beach on the west side of the island is secluded, but swimming is very dangerous due to riptides.

2. Plage d'Herlin

3.32 MILES

This small, sheltered beach on the south coast of the island is a good choice for young kids.

5. Pointe des Poulains

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The island's northernmost point juts out dramatically at Pointe des Poulains. Flanked by craggy cliffs and affording sublime views, this windswept…

6. Plage des Grands Sables

6.47 MILES

This rather epic 2km-long stretch of sand spans the calm waters of the island's eastern flank.

7. Grande Plage

13.08 MILES

Grande Plage is a long, family-friendly and attractive, sheltered sweep of sand; bathing spots towards the peninsula's tip are less crowded.

8. Musée de Préhistoire

20.59 MILES

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