Nestled on the southern coast of Finistère, Fouesnant is emerging as one of the tourist jewels of Brittany. Among its many neighborhoods and beaches, there is one that particularly attracts attention: Beg Meil. A true setting of serenity and authenticity, Beg Meil embodies the quintessence of maritime Brittany. During your stay at our 3-star campsite in Finistère, located in the heart of this district, let yourself be guided through everything you need to know about this heavenly corner, Beg Meil.

The geographical location of beg Meil

Beg Meil, literally translated as “Point of the mill” in Breton, extends majestically on the south-eastern tip of Fouesnant. This district benefits from a privileged geographical location, offering both proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the gentleness of Forêt Bay. Located at the tip of the town, this district has long been a peaceful fishing hamlet, where life moved to the rhythm of the tides and the seasons.

At the heart of this district, hills and cliffs offer breathtaking views of the ocean and the Glénan Islands on the horizon. These panoramas, changing with the seasons and the light, are a source of inspiration for many artists and photographers.

Beg Meil’s must-haves

If Beg Meil seduces with its preserved nature and its rich history, that is not all that this district has to offer. Indeed, over the years, various tourist attractions have emerged, making each stay in Beg Meil memorable and captivating.

The beaches of Beg Meil

Beg Meil in Fouesnant is above all renowned for its beaches, true natural gems of the Breton coast. Each beach has its own charm, its own ambiance, offering visitors a multitude of experiences to enjoy by the Atlantic.

  • Plage de la Pointe: Located at the end of Beg Meil, this beach is a true haven of peace. Surrounded by small cliffs and pine trees, it offers an exceptional panorama of the ocean and the Glénan islands.
  • Bird Beach: As its name suggests, this is the favorite place for seabirds.
  • Cleut Rouz Beach: More discreet and wild, this cove is a well-kept secret among the locals.

Walks and hikes

Beyond its beaches and coves, Beg Meil is also a favorite place for lovers of hikes and walks. Its varied landscape, ranging from steep coasts to green forests, offers a multitude of hikes in Fouesnant, for all levels.

  • The Coastal Path: Unquestionably one of the most beautiful routes in the region, this path follows the natural contours of the coast, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Overlooking hidden coves, fine sandy beaches and viewpoints over the Glénan Islands, this is a must-see walk for any visitor.
  • The Fouesnant forest: A few steps from Beg Meil, this dense forest is a green setting. The well-maintained trails pass through areas of moorland, streams and ponds. It is an ideal place for a peaceful stroll and to observe the local fauna and flora.
  • The Penfoulic marshes: These salt marshes are a natural habitat for many species of birds. Trails on stilts allow you to explore this wetland without disturbing it, while offering exceptional observation opportunities.
  • The chapel circuit: For those interested in culture and history, this circuit allows you to discover several old chapels, witnesses to the rich religious heritage of the region. Each chapel has its own history, often linked to the maritime traditions of the region.
  • Bike rides: Thanks to cycle paths and peaceful secondary roads, exploring Beg Meil by bike is a real pleasure.

In addition, the Beg Meil district in Fouesnant will charm you and invite you to come back again and again. A true treasure of Brittany, which reveals, to those who know how to look for it, all the richness and diversity of this exceptional region.

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