Falaises du Cap Fréhel

Bretagne  >  France

Ornithological reserve sheltering many seabirds with a spectacular panorama!

Added* by Amaury
Most recent update 12 February 2020


Overlooking the sea more than 70 meters, the shale and pink sandstone cliffs of Cap Fréhel offer one of the most beautiful views in Brittany. An exceptional site, ornithological reserve, between gorse and heather, the promenade leads to the illustrious Fort La Latte. On the cliffs you can see breeding colonies of Razorbill, Common Guillemot, European Shag, Kittiwake and Northern Fulmar. And in the fields breed Eurasian Nightjar.


Français: Réserve ornithologique abritant de nombreux oiseaux pélagiques, panorama spectaculaire ! Dominant la mer de plus de 70 mètres, les falaises de schiste et de grès rose du cap Fréhel offrent l’une des plus belles vues de Bretagne. Site d’exception, réserve ornithologique, entre ajoncs et bruyère, la promenade mène jusqu’à l’illustre fort la Latte. Colonie de mouette tridactyle, fulmar boréal, cormoran huppé, goéland marin, argenté et bruns, guillemot de troil et de pingouin torda.



Cross the town of Plévenon, take direction Cap Fréhel, parking near the lighthouse. From the lighthouse it's a short walk to the main viewpoint. But you can also make a beautiful circular walk of about 12 km. This is the trail you see on the map.


Français: Traverser la commune de Plévenon, prendre direction cap Fréhel, parking à proximité du phare

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland , Sea


Rocky , Dry , Open landscape , Dusty , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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