Welcome to Cancale
Tucked into the curve of a shimmering shell-shaped bay, the idyllic and tranquil little fishing port of Cancale, 14km east of St-Malo, is famed for its offshore parcs à huîtres (oyster beds) that stretch for kilometres around the surrounding coastline. The excellent oysters themselves are shipped across northern France. There's not much of a beach, but the waterfront is a very relaxing place to stroll and soak up the atmosphere. You can – or should, rather – carry on to sublime Pointe du Grouin, 7km north of town, full of trekking trails.