Lesconil, a camping holiday by the sea !
Lesconil is a small coastal town nestled in the heart of Bigouden in southern Finistère not far from Pont l’Abbé, Le Guilvinec and Pointe de la Torche. It is renowned for its small fishing harbour, beautiful white sand beaches and coastal paths ideal for hiking.
The sea in the countryside… the perfect holiday destination !
We often talk about Lesconil, but let’s not forget Plobannalec. This small town is located 3 km inland from Lesconil but is part of the same town. Plobannalec focuses on agriculture whilst Lesconil is dependent on the sea. If you are staying in Lesconil for your holiday, it will only take you a few minutes to walk or cycle to the beautiful beaches in Bigouden. You have a choice of beaches : Grande Plage, Quatre Vents, Sables Blancs and Goudoul where you will come across some strange shaped rocks. If you enjoy a walk along the coast, there’s a lovely walk along the path which runs alongside the Ster river towards the sea. It will take you past some small built heritage such as manor houses, ancient seignorial residences, chapels, calvaries, granite crosses, etc…
Marina, sailing school and sandy beaches !
If you’re a watersports fanatic, stop off at Lesconil’s sailing club. You can take your first sailing lesson or enjoy your favourite sport in the very best conditions. On the agenda : catamaran, windsailing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle as well as a trip on a sloop, a small fishing boat, typical of southern Brittany. If you are looking for an activity for the whole family, make the most of the spring tides to try your hand at shellfish gathering. With a bit of practice, you will fill your basket with winkles, clams, cockles, shrimps and velvet crabs in no time !
- Head for Lesconil harbour just before 5pm and watch the fishing boats come in. There’s no better place to buy live langoustines !
- Follow the Bigouden coast along the GR34, the legendary « customs officers’ path ». Head for Penmarc'h to the west and Loctudy to the east !
- Discover the megaliths around Lesconil like the Quélarn site, Kervadol and Kervignon dolmens and the Kerdalaë-Plonivel menhir which lies on its side.