Visit Morgat (Brittany, France)
The resort of Morgat is picturesquely situated between two rocky outcrops in the Douarnenez Bay on the Crozon peninsula of western Brittany (it falls within the commune of Crozon, slightly to the north of Morgat).
After several centuries as a quiet sardine fishing port, Morgat discovered tourism and was developed as a beach resort just over 100 years ago.
It was the early years as a resort, at the end of the 19th century, that played an important role in the resort we see today, with some fine villas dating from that period to be seen along the 'Boulevard of the Beach', along with numerous cafes, beach shops and more recent buildings.
The most notable buildings in Morgat are the Grand Hotel and the Villa Kerbruck. Villa Kerbruck is a single storey house that was designed by Gustave Eiffel, and very unusual in being constructed using iron sheets cladding an iron framework.
The port is still here in Morgat, with fishing having almost completely given way to a large pleasure port, and is pleasant to amble around if you can drag the children away from Morgat beach.
The beach itself is a long sandy beach that is very popular. This section of the coast is protected by the bay from the forces of the Atlantic, hence much calmer than some of the beaches of western Finistere. There is another beach at nearby Portzic which is very popular with families.
Boat trips are also popular along the coast from Morgat, to see the attractive rocky coastline and in particular the 'Grottes de Morgat', picturesque caves in the rocks that are entered by boat at sea level.
There is also a nice coastal walk that follows the cliffs towards the south of Morgat and continues to Cap de la Chevre, also with lovely views.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Crozon, Châteaulin, Finistere, Brittany, 29160 || GPS: latitude 48.22615934, longitude -4.5026779
Map of Morgat & places nearby
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Morgat, France
- Camaret-sur-Mer tour dorée (Vauban fortifications) - heritage site (9km)
- Baie de Douarnenez - site of natural beauty (9km)
- Pointe de Penhir - site of natural beauty (9km)
- Argol - enclos-paroissial (14km)
- Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h - remarkable garden (18km)
- Brest - ville fleurie 4* (18km)
- Océanopolis - aquarium (19km)
- Plougastel-Daoulas - enclos-paroissial (19km)
- Menez-Hom - site of natural beauty (20km)
- Armorique - regional natural parc (20km)
Market days in Morgat: Regular market(s) are held in Morgat each Monday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Morgat (Francais)