This spectacular place is perfect to enjoy the landscape and birdwatching at the same time. There are several birdwatching spots along the ‘Sentier des Douaniers’ (GR34). In this unique pink granite atmosphere, you could see hidden, among the 300 million years old strange shaped rocks, many species such as Sand Martin, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Purple Sandpiper, European Stonechat. On the sea, you could see near the shore some Northern Gannet, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Great Northern Diver (Common Loon), Mediterranean Gull and Herring Gull.
If you are lucky, you might see some mammals such as Grey Seal, Dolphins, or even Sharks.
This trail is only accessible by foot, so you will need to park either at ‘Parking du Sémaphore’ (Chemin du Squevel, 22700 Perros-Guirec) or in the city centre of Saint-Guirec, near the beach. The route shown on the map is 2,4 km (oneway).
Terrain and HabitatBeach, Sea, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland
ConditionsSandy, Rocky, Hilly
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round, Autumn, Winter, Spring
Best time to visitWinter, Spring, Spring migration, Autumn, Autumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
I would advise to avoid going there during summer because there are quite a lot of tourists. There is not a lot of public transport, so it is better to take a car.
You can also continue on the GR34 and go to Ile Renote (a bit more on the West) by foot if you like to walk or by car, and find a great birdingspot where you could see the same species discribed before or other such as : Red-breasted Merganser, Sandwich Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Red-crested Pochard, Mallard, Common Kingfisher, Little Egret.