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Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer travel guide

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Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula a few kilometres west of Dinard, on the coast of north Brittany.

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France This Way comment: quite different to most of the resorts on this part of the coast of Brittany, Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer has an impressive variety of pretty beaches and some lovely scenery...but very little town centre!

Because of the layout of the town, a visit to Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is not like visiting most towns in Brittany. Here you will find various access routes to the small beaches around the sides of the peninsula but no "main beach". Most of the beaches when you do reach them are picturesque!

centre of the village of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

The entire town of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is on a thin peninsula, about three kilometres long and less than one kilometre wide. One road, the boulevard de Rougeret, goes all the way from north to south of the peninsula.

A side road, the Grand Rue, is to the left side of the peninsula and is where you will find all the shops and cafes, although there is only a limited selection and it is more of a village than a town. This village centre is pretty, with lots of traditional stone cottages.

Note: although there are not many shops, you will find a small supermarket and a reasonable choice of restaurants so it is possible to spend a few days here, despite the lack of facilities!

Most of the rest of the peninsula is a myriad of small roads, often with imposing villas, and the church of Notre-Dame-de-Landouar in the centre (built 1932) has a most unusual belltower. The tourist office for Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is rather hidden on the Rue de la Poste.

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Beaches of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

There are about eight beaches on the peninsula: if you are travelling clockwise these are:

  • Plage de la Banche
  • Plage Bechet
  • Grande Plage des Haas
  • Plage du Rougeret, at the northern end of St-Jacut-de-la-Mer and with lovely views
  • Plage Châtelet
  • Plage Pissotte, next to the port so there are boats very close to the beach
  • Plage Manchette
  • Plage de la Justice

The first three of these beaches face west so are popular in the afternoon, the last four face east so see more sun in the morning. You can stop at one of the restaurants for lunch on your way between the east and west coasts at lunchtime! Most of the beaches have a small amount of parking available, and there is a larger car park near the Plage du Rougeret.

Our favourites of these beaches are the Grande Plage des Haaas, the Plage des Rougeret and the Plage Pissotte but you are welcome to disagree! You will discover that some of the beaches (eg Plage de la Banche) become almost inaccessible at high tide.

From the Plage du Rougeret you can see the Archipelago des Ebihens, a series of small islands that continue the Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer peninsula to the north, and can be accessed at low tide.

As well as the views from the beaches you will find several designated viewpoints, with the most visited being the Pointe du Chevet at the northern end of the town and another being the Pointe de Saint-Awawa on the west side: both of these have lovely views.

There is also a small port on the west side of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer which is quite picturesque, best seen if you follow the footpath to the right from the parking area at the end of Rue du Châtelet.

view along the coast at Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Attractions nearby

The main attraction near Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is the impressive seaside town of Dinard, although the small resorts of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer and Saint-Lunaire on the way to Dinard are also both picturesque and deserve to be visited.

You can find more travel ideas in the Cotes-d'Armor guide and the Brittany guide.

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Address: Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, Ploubalay, Dinan, Brittany, 22750, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 48.597777, longitude -2.18888

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Îlot de la Colombière: site of natural beauty (3 km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard: site of natural beauty (4 km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin: remarkable garden (10 km)
  • Dinard: town of art and history (10 km)
  • Rance (fleuve): site of natural beauty (12 km)
  • Embouchure - Rance: site of natural beauty (12 km)
  • Cézembre: site of natural beauty (12 km)
  • Cap Frehel: site of natural beauty (13 km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret: site of natural beauty (13 km)
  • Saint-Malo: ville fleurie 4* (14 km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance: site of natural beauty (17 km)
  • Pointe de la Varde: site of natural beauty (17 km)

Market days in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, France

Regular market(s) are held in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer each Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (Francais)

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