Pointe du Croisic

Loire Atlantique  >  France

A rocky peninsula located south of the salt marshes of Guérande, the Pointe du Croisic is a great site for the observation of sea birds.

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Most recent update 2 March 2023
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The peninsula of Pointe du Croisic offers an easy accessible rocky coast for a multitude of water birds, especially when migrating or wintering. Among the birds you can observe here are Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Sabine's Gull, Glaucous Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Black-necked Grebe and Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe).


Français: Presqu'ile rocheuse fermant situé au Sud des marais salants de Guérande, la Pointe du Croisic est un site privilégié pour l'observation des oiseaux de mer. La presqu'ile offre une côte rocheuse accueillante pour multitude d'oiseaux d'eau, notamment en migration ou en hivernage.



The peninsula of Pointe du Croisic is easy accessible and can be explored by car. You can also make a circular walk of 9 km or cycle around the peninsula.


Français: La presqu'île de la Pointe du Croisic est facilement accessible et peut être explorée en voiture. Vous pouvez également faire une promenade circulaire de 9 km ou faire le tour de la presqu'île à vélo.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Sea


Flat , Slippery , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season


Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


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