La côte de granit rose (Ploumanac'h)

Brittany  >  France

Beautiful area with a great diversity of birds, unfortunately with a lot of tourist during summer but worth a detour.


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 GannetCommon 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 Habitat

Beach, Sea, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland


Sandy, Rocky, Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring, Spring migration, Autumn, Autumn migration


Unpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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.

Birdingplaces Near

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 MerganserSandwich TernPeregrine FalconRed-crested PochardMallardCommon KingfisherLittle Egret.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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