Rothéneuf Bay

Bretagne  >  France

The bay of Rothéneuf is close to St. Malo. At low tide you can wade through the bay and get up close to the birds.

Added* by Philip Stecher
Most recent update 6 December 2022
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At low tide, the whole bay of Rothéneuf dries up and you can walk in between the boats and tidal channels. The Little Egret and other birds go looking for food in the dry bay. Click on the link below to see the tides table.



You can only walk on the dry bay on foot. There is a parking lot right on the bay. Click on the P in the map for directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats , Sea


Wet , Slippery , Rocky , Hilly , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

At the entrance to the bay you can see sand eels jumping out of the sand as people try to catch them. Crabs are hidden in holes in the tidal channels.


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