Digue de Goulven

Bretagne  >  France

Dike separating Goulven bay from the marshes. This dike gives a view of the saltmarshes as well as on the mudflats, and allows access to the dunes of Ker Emma.

Added* by Martin de Lajudie
Most recent update 4 March 2023


Digue de Goulven runs along Goulven bay and inland marshes. This is a place where during migration many birds make a stop. On the sea and on the mudflats rare bird species have been observed such as Lesser Scaup, Forster's Tern, Citrine Wagtail or the Green-winged Teal.


Français: Digue séparant la baie des marais, cette digue donne une vue sur la roselière aussi bien que sur les vasières, et permet l'accès aux Dunes de Ker Emma. La baie est un lieu privilégier dans la migration des limicoles comme des anatidés, tandis que les marais littoraux abrite une faune typique des roselières. Dans la partie vasière/mer ont été observé des espèces rares telles que le Lesser Scaup, la Forster's Tern, la Citrine Wagtail ou encore la Sarcelle à ailes vertes.



There is a parking lot at the end of the dike. Click on the P in the map for directions.


Français: Un parking permet l'accueil des véhicules au bout de la digue. Cliquez sur le P dans la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Mud flats , Reedbeds , Dunes , Sea


Flat , Sandy , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Photo Baie de Goulven by Gaëlle Fily, CC BY 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.


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