Petite Mer de Gâvres

Bretagne  >  France

A bay closed by a long dune, the 'Small sea of Gâvres' is a great place for the observation of waders.

Added* by Martin de Lajudie
Most recent update 24 March 2023


Petite Mer de Gâvres is a shallow bay where large mudflats come to the surface at low tide. Many waders stop in the area to find their food. Also sometimes rare vagrants like Baird's Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Greater Sand Plover, Pacific Golden Plover and American Golden Plover.


Français: Anse fermée par une longue dune, la petite mer de Gâvres est un lieu privilégié pour l'observation des limicoles. La petite mer de Gâvres, par la faible pente de son bassin, permet le dégagement de vastes zones immergées à marée haute. De nombreux limicoles s'arrêtent sur la zone pour y trouver leur nourriture.



By car, the road to Kesrsahu passes over the dune separating the Petite Mer de Gâvres from the ocean. There are parking lots along this road. Click on a P in the map for directions.


Français: Par voiture, la route vers Kesrsahu passe sur la dune séparant la petite mer de Gâvres de l'Océan. Des parkings sont présents le long de cette route. Cliquez sur un P dans la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Mud flats , Beach , Sea , Dunes


Flat , Sandy , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



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