Benodet seaside resort in southern Brittany
West of « Mousterlin » headland, the salty grasslands of the "White Sea" are separated from the ocean by the dunes of "Kerler" beach. This space extends to the "Letty". There we used to fish shells at low tide because those were proliferated. Out of the shore of the « Odet » river, behind the " Saint-Gilles" headland, discover the "Letty" place ; this natural preserved lagoon presents at every moment an exceptional show : each rising and falling tide, rushes into the ocean, drawing new landscapes.
The Odet river ends up throwing herself into the Atlantic ocean in a shore bordered on the West by the little harbour of "Sainte-Marine," and on the East by the seaside town of Bénodet. Le “Pont de Cornouaille”, (Cornwall Bridge), an important work of art, spans the Odet river just before its shore, connecting the two towns. In the “Bigouden” country, “Sainte-Marine” place offers a glimpse of the authentic South Brittany.
in the heart of « Bénodet » resort, the « Trez » beach offers a lot of activities (sailing, windsurfing, beach kidsclub…) along its 800 meters of fine sand, facing South.
Along the beach, we find also a casino, a thalasso center, a cinema. This seaside walk, recently renovated, is a bit like the "Promenade des Anglais" in “Cannes”.
The Odet cruises
Anchored in Benodet Southern Finistère, “Les Vedettes de l'Odet”, specialists cruises on the Odet river and to the “Glénan” archipelago, perpetuate the spirit of adventure of the great navigators.
You can embark from “Bénodet” of course, but also from “Loctudy”, “Port-La-Forêt”, “Concarneau”, or “Beg-Meil”, only at 2kms from your Sunêlia L'Atlantique campsite.
« Coq » firehouse The firehouses of Bénodet, « le Coq » (the cock lighthouse) and the “Pyramide” one, were built in 1848. Before that date, entering the river was formed by the alignment of the windmill of Bénodet and a wooden pyramid shape which served as a landmark.
This is why this location tooks place there as the first "great lighthouse" and this is why he took the name of "Lighthouse of the Pyramid". And the "Coq" owes its name regarding a submerged rock whose shape evokes a strange cock.
Odet riverThe Odet river rises at about forty kilometers north-east from Quimper, in the heart of the “Black Mountains”. The course of the Odet river wined his nickname of "most beautiful river in France". The famous navigator Eric Tabarly was installed in “Gouesnac'h”, in one of these beautiful properties, in front of which could often be seen his yacht “Pen Duick” at anchor.
Located at the shore of the Odet river, gateway to the Atlantic horizon, the port of “Bénodet”, protected from the Aeolus anger, is in fact, a popular stopover of south Brittany. Accessible by all weather, at any time regardless the tide and the type of vessel, “Penfoul” harbour offers 750 places in total.