Cap Fréhel – Cap d’Erquy
Near our hotel and restaurant
At 70 m above sea level, cap Fréhel’s rocky outcrop seems suspended between land and sea. It offers stunning panoramic views over the Saint-Brieuc bay to the west and the Saint-Malo bay to the east. This is a must-see natural site during your stay at Hotel Diane in Sables d’Or, and you can take your pick of exploring by foot or bike!
Cap Fréhel is northern Brittany’s flagship natural tourist destination. This is no surprise. Bathed in sunlight, cap Fréhel’s pink sandstone gives this area an unparalleled, fascinating charm. The spirited hiker who opts for the GR 34 trail will be greatly rewarded. Fréhel is also one of Brittany’s biggest natural bird sanctuaries making it a bird lover’s paradise.
Amid wild heath and gorse shrubs, hikers will notice the familiar contours of cap Fréhel’s lighthouse, which was reconstructed after the Second World War and has been listed as a historical monument. On a clear day, from the top of the outcrop, you may be able to make out the Anglo-Norman islands.
By continuing on until you reach Fort La Latte, you’ll catch glimpses of the history of France and cinema. Continue along the bay of la Fresnaye to discover a rugged beach by the name of Château Seurin and St Géran, a small marina teeming with authenticity.
A few km from there, you’ll discover Portuais and Lourtuais, two rugged beaches tucked beneath the charming Cap Erquy. After visiting the Lacs Bleus, you can meander down to Erquy’s harbour where you’ll discover the famous fish market (especially the scallops).
You can then head back to the Saint Brieuc bay from where you can admire the Bienassis Château built from pink sandstone. You’ll also find Caroual and St Pabu, two long stretches of beach and Pléneuf-Val André golf course, which sits majestically above the sea.
For travellers looking for a bite to eat in Fréhel, Diane happily offers restaurant services. The restaurant serves tasty, local fare and invites you to enjoy a moment of conviviality after a long walk.