Enez Bihan, meaning small island in Breton, perfectly defines the Ebihens archipelago. Located 3.7 km from Pointe du Chevet, it is a real gem on the Emerald Coast, extending off the peninsula of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, a former fishing village. Covering roughly 20 hectares, this archipelago is one of Brittany’s few private islands.
A protected natural site that is well worth the visit. Unless you have a boat, the only way to reach the island is by foot, at low tide of course! Set off on a great adventure through sandbars and pools of water from the mainland to the island. Shore fishing enthusiasts will be more than happy here!
Colombière islet, a 300-metre-long bird reserve that is home to nesting terns.
The Ebihens archipelago can be explored on foot so follow the waymarked path and admire its beauty. As you make your way around the island, you’ll pass moorland then shady undergrowth, all with the same picture-postcard backdrop.
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With its tropical colours, La Chapelle beach is as breathtaking as the most beautiful exotic beaches, especially with its micro-climate and temperatures 2°C higher than on the peninsula.
Continuing on the path, you’ll come to Vauban’s tower. Yes, the French military engineer even left his mark here, though he entrusted the building of the tower to his apprentice Siméon de Garangeau.
You are now at the tip of the archipelago and there is a superb, clear view over Saint-Cast-Le Guildo, Cap Fréhel and Fort La Latte to the west and Ile Agot and Saint-Briac sur Mer to the east.
Stop for a moment, take a deep breath and admire the scenery!
But do keep an eye on the time! It would be a shame to call the coastguard because you forgot about the rising tide!
Get a real change of scene in a stunning setting!