Just a few nautical miles from Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz, the Glénan islands are a natural paradise worthy of the tropics. Take a dip in the transparent waters just off the sandy beaches around the many little islands in the archipelago.
When you come to stay at Hotel de la Pointe, you must visit Kerbader chapel in Fouesnant. This chapel, rebuilt in the 18th century on the site of a 16th century religious monument, was the stage of a revolt against the French Terror.
The town of Bénodet boasts exceptional natural surroundings where the wide mouth of the beautiful Odet river meets the sea. Opposite, discover the little port of Ste Marine and its chapel.
Discover its old port, its charming granite church and its marina where sailors such as Michel Desjoyeaux, François Gabart, and others train all year round in the bay.
Between the beaches, the cliffs and the dunes, set out to discover the Fouesnant countryside! On foot, by bike or on horseback, explore a myriad of paths and routes including the famous GR34 - the old customs path.
A few metres from the hotel, Cap Coz beach is a thin stretch of white sand ending in a small, rocky island. Lined with pine trees and protected from the wind by the Pointe de Beg-Meil peninsula, it is a perfect beach for families.
Several local beaches have received a Pavillon Bleu rating for environmental quality: Cap Coz, Kerler (over 4 km long), Maner Coat Clévarec with its car park, or Kerambigorn, sheltered by the Oyats dunes.
You may be surprised to see signs for the kiwi orchard in Fouesnant. The kiwi fruit, originally imported from Asia, was so well-suited to the Cap Coz micro-climate that a large orchard was planted.
At the heart of the Fouesnant countryside and a few minutes' walk from the hotel along the coastal path, discover the secrets of making cider - Brittany's most famous drink. The Menez Brug cider works extends a warm welcome to visitors.
It would be a shame to spend a holiday in Cap Coz, overlooking the ocean, without ever adventuring out onto the sea, even if it's just to visit the magnificent Glénan Islands!