Arradon, the Gulf of Morbihan’s "Riviera"
Nestled in the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan at the gates to Vannes, lies Arradon, a small coastal town in southern Brittany brimming with charm and attractions. Facing the islands Ile aux Moines and Ile d’Arz, it offers holidaymakers an idyllic setting for a fabulous camping holiday on the coast. Picture-postcard landscapes and pretty family-friendly beaches, a small harbour sheltered from the wind and a nautical centre for those who are tempted by a trip around the Gulf of Morbihan…
Hiking and walking in Arradon
With a coastline stretching over 15 km, Arradon is ideal for both experienced hikers and those who simply want to enjoy a nice walk. The coastal paths run alongside the Gulf of Morbihan, revealing a palette of breathtaking landscapes and impressive built and natural heritage along the way. Discover the customs officers’ barracks dating back to the 19th century, the harbour and small crenellated turrets of Pen-er-Men, Paluden watermill (18th century), Le Gréo and its quaint fishing houses and the old mill of Pomper at the tip of the Arradon headland.
Beaches, swimming and watersports
Arradon boasts 3 small main beaches offering a view over the islands in the Gulf. Penboch is a family-friendly beach and one of the prettiest in the area. Or you can head to the peaceful beach of Kerbilhouet or relax on La Carrière beach. Sailing and watersports enthusiasts will also find what they are looking for. The Gulf of Morbihan is one of the best spots in France for light sailing boats. Arradon’s nautical centre (Centre Nautique d’Arradon) offers beginner sailing lessons. You can also hire a catamaran, windsurf board, stand-up paddle board or sea kayak. Arradon is also a great stop for amateur yachtsmen. The marina offers all the services of a large home port with the added bonus of a stunning view over the Gulf of Morbihan.
- Pointe d’Arradon (headland) offering a breathtaking view over the Gulf of Morbihan.
- A boat trip around the islands Ile aux Moines and Ile d’Arz.
- The dolmen of Kerhenry, thought to be the oldest monument in Arradon.
- The market which takes place every Tuesday and Friday morning in the summer, Place de l’Eglise.