Port Navalo visitor guide

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Port Navalo is situated to the west of Arzon on the southern side of the Morbihan Gulf in southern Brittany.

Exploring Port Navalo

Although small, Port Navalo is an attractive place, a traditional Brittany port town with the stone and whitewashed houses typical of the region running along the harbourside and up the hillside. At low tide the harbour looks less attractive, but when the tide comes in it is a pretty places with lots of small fishing boats.

Beach at Port Navalo

Towards the south of the village there is a nice sandy beach, perhaps a little optimistically described as La Grande Plage but a respectable size all the same, and very popular when we visited.

As is often the case with these small villages you need to explore a little to find the highlight - in the case of Port Navalo it is the coastal path as it passes around the headland. The path is called the Corniche du Phare and starts just below the small lighthouse that dominates the harbour.

The walk offers exceptional views out across the sea and along the rocky coastline - you can see across the Gulf of Morbihan to Locmariaquer and Quiberon. The lighthouse was built in 1891 to replace an existing lighthouse that stood here 50 years earlier.

Although there are a couple of cafes in the harbour area you will find more choices at Port de Crouesty a few kilometres to the south-east of here.

Coast path near Port Navalo

Attractions nearby

Port Navalo is the quiet traditional neighbour to the bustling port at Port de Crouesty, a more recent development. You are likely to visit both ports as part of your tour of this area.

For some of the other places of interest nearby please see our guide to the Gulf of Morbihan.

Explore elsewhere in the Brittany coast. You can find more travel ideas in the Morbihan guide and the Brittany guide.

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Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque wak around the headland

Port de Crouesty guide


Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast

Arzon guide


The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous oysters produced here, and available in the local restaurants!

Locmariaquer guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very enjoyable to spend a day exploring but you might not be on your own!

Ile aux Moines guide


The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and the natural harbour

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional Brittany harbour before tourism took hold...

La Trinite sur Mer guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

The French version of this page is at Port Navalo (Francais)