Additional Location Information
Benodet is located in the department of Finistere, Penn Ar bed, in Breton, which means: the end of the World but, in fact, this is where the voyage really starts! With its thousand kilometres of coast, the department of Finistere offers you exceptional views, its beaches and its creeks, ideal for a walk or a moment of relaxation. And don’t forget the islands: Glenan, Sein, Ouessant, Molène, Batz, genuine paradises on Earth.The richness of the maritime and historic heritage will amaze you: fortifications, lighthouses, manors, châteaux, chapels, standing stones, you will certainly find visits to your taste.
Benodet, today a well-known seaside resort on the Cornouaille coast, has always been recognised for the geographical interest of the mouth of the Odet, navigable as far as Quimper. It’s location is the source of its Breton name which means “the head of the Odet”. During the whole of the Middle Ages, Benodet served as the commercial port for Quimper for the traffic of cereals, wines, cloth, wood, fish and other coastal shipping to Spain, Bordeaux, England and Holland.
The current development of Benodet started at the beginning of the last century with the development of tourism and the passion for ocean bathing and then sailing. Its charms, combining the rural gentleness of its river with the severity of the ocean, give Benodet its special climate so appreciated by those that discover it.
Sea lovers will find happiness at Benodet. Protected within a bay, the waters allow the enjoyment of nautical activities in complete safety. Benodet is the ideal departure point for cruises on the open sea, for a few miles or to the isles of Glenan, a stop not to be missed.
The beaches at Benodet: The joys of the beach are multiplied by four at Benodet. Whether you are with family, friends or the love of your life, there is always a beach to suit your needs: At the heart of the resort, the large Trez beach offers multiple activities: Rental of sail boats, dinghies, catamarans, Beach club, Stand up paddle.
Near the Orientation Table, the St Gilles beach, bordered by rocks is a delight for children who will discover the pleasure of fishing for shellfish, shrimp and crabs.
Letty beach is a preserved natural lagoon.
Between the river and the ocean, the little Phare du Coq beach has natural sun exposure at the end of the afternoon.
Many activities are available at Benodet and the surroundings: Casino, Cinema, Water sports: sailing, kayak, boat hire, Crazy golf, Bike hire, Tennis, Horse-riding, Golf, Thalassotherapy, Aquariums and marinariums (Oceanopolis at Brest, Aquashaw at Audierne, Marinarium at Concarneau, Aquatic centre “les Balneides” at Fouesnant.
Places to visit:
Boat trips on the Odet River
The Glenan islands, the Beg ar raz (Pointe du Raz) and Crozon, the Beg an dorchen (Pointe de la Torche), Penmarch and its famous lighthouse “Eckmuhl” (307 steps)
Cheffontaines casle at Clohars Fouesnant
The Pyramide lighthouse and the Coq fortress
The towns of Quimper, Concarneau, Pont l'Abbe, the port of Le Guilvinec.
Reductions are made for the residents for certain visits and attractions. Please ask for information at the reception of the residence.