La Forêt-Fouesnant and Port-La-Forêt
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Seaside resort in South Brittany

La Forêt-Fouesnant

Kerleven beach

The main beach of La Forêt-Fouesnant is a sandy beach over one kilometer long.
Largely sheltered from the wind, it is suitable for swimming and relaxation. During the summer, it is equipped with a first aid station, a « tiralo » and a « seahorse », beach wheelchair.
La Forêt-Fouesnant : town center / La Forêt-Fouesnant is a fishing village of character, classified tourism station since September 2012 ; this resort is anchored on a rich soil in the shade of fruit trees, facing the open sea. La Forêt-Fouesnant exudes the sweetness of life and friendliness. Picturesque gardens of the traditional flowery houses punctuate the streets which embrace the old port. And the best way to discover and to share the authentic “terroir” is still to go to the Sunday morning market.

La Forêt-Fouesnant : old port

In wartime, the old port was used as a port of call for vessels of commerce and state. This is the dredging of “maerl” (sandy limestone concretions, been used as fertilizer by farmers) who was one of the main activities of the port from 1920 in La Forêt-Fouesnant. The campaign began in late October, at the end of the season sardine which coincides with the beginning of plowing. It stopped in late April early May.


Sheltered by the Cap-Coz at the bottom of La Forêt-Fouesnant bay, Port-La-Forêt is the marina of  Fouesnant. This is the second breton marina. Boaters and sailors share the harbour with sailing racing champions (Michel Desjoyeaux, Jean Le Cam...) who have made it their home port. "Portlaf'" as they call it, This is the “Pôle Finistère Race”, national center of excellence for training athletes whose achieve in ocean races of Figaro, monohulls and multihulls 60 feet are the pride of all.

La Forêt-Fouesnant : « Golf de Cornouaille »

The « Golf de Cornouaille », ideally located along the Bay of  La Forêt-Fouesnant, 15km south of Quimper, has a 18-hole course, combining architectural and technical qualities. Overlooking the bay of La Forêt, built in the beautiful property from Mesmeur, this golf combines the charm of old breton manoirs to magnificent views of the bay. It is the oldest golf course on the south coast of Brittany.