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Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Finistère has some utterly captivating sand dunes, fragile environments at the mercy of the wind and the sea but home to some wonderful flora and fauna. Look out for subtle differences in the plants and wildlife you might spot in the different dunes you pass: blue thistles, orchids, snails and seabirds...

If you like history...

  • Dunes de Kerurus in Plonéour-Trez (WW2 remains)
  • Dunes de Theven Penn an Dour in Plougoulm (archeological sites)
  • Dunes de Menez Dregan in Plouhinec (archeological site of Menez Dregan, dating back to Paleolithic times)

If you are passionate about fauna and flora

  • Dunes de Meneham in Kerlouan (Meneham is a forme village of fishermen, farmers and seaweed gatherers, Keremma is listed as a site of european interest for fauna and flora)
  • Dunes de Keremma in Tréflez (one of Brittany's largest dunes)
  • Dunes de Trez ar Goarem in Esquibien (famous for its orchids)
  • Audierne Bay (place of interest for birds and flora)
  • Dunes de Kerhonou and des Blancs Sablons in Le Conquet and in Ploumoguer (well-known for birdwatching)

If you are a contemplative

  • Dunes Sainte-Marguerite in Landéda
  • Dunes an beach of Trémpoan in Ploudalmézeau
  • Dunes de Sainte-Anne-la-Palud in Plonévez-Porzay
  • Dunes de Léchiagat in Tréffiagat and Plobannalec

Find out more

Conseil départemental du Finistère : www.finistere.fr
Conservatoire du littoral : www.conservatoire-du-littoral.fr

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