The pebbly beach is separated from the town centre by a dyke. To the left as you face the sea, you can see the Falaise d’Aval, renowned for its beautiful arch – and the adjacent Aiguille, a needle of rock poking high up from the waves.

To the right as you face the sea towers the Falaise d’Amont, atop which a memorial marks the spot where two aviators were last seen before attempting to cross the Atlantic in 1927.

The tourist office has a map of trails around town and can also provide details on sail-powered cruises aboard a two-masted schooner (March to October).