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Morgat was originally a fishing village which was turned into a resort by a rich family. It has a beautiful marina, home to 680 boats, which is equipped with all modern facilities. From Morgat you can reach Camaret sur Mer where a small two-room museum retraces the history of the village and its fisheries. South of Morgat the peninsula sports an ?aber? or estuary which is dry most of the time, but covered by the sea at high tides. The Aber is part of the Natural Park and bird sanctuary. It is an ideal place to see egrets. The Aber island can be reached on foot at low tide. In the very middle of the peninsula, the village of Argol has an interesting churchyard with a monumental entrance, and in the tourist season, a "museum", actually a whole hamlet of old houses, in which old traditional trades are still shown and practised, such as basket weaving, lace-making, rope-making or wool-spinning.
Other, similar heritage museums in the peninsula demonstrate school life, cider-making, pancake-making and study the many minerals to be found in the peninsula, much of which is of volcanic origin. On festive market days in Crozon, there will be musicians playing traditional Breton tunes. The group contains binious (Breton bagpipes), bombardes (small oboe-like instruments) and drums. The musicians wear traditional feast garments, mostly black festooned with colourful embroidery. You will enjoy sunsets in the peninsula. There is always something romantic about sunsets. But when the sun sets in as majestic a site as the Crozon peninsula, and casts its rays among the clouds and cliffs, the view becomes breathtaking. After sunset, the time has come to enter a cozy little restaurant for a steaming bowl of fish chowder.
The Crozon peninsula is an isolated spot between Brest and Douarnenez. The sea has eaten into the coastline, exposing the sandstone and cutting into the shale, giving the coastline its ragged edge and opening up inlets and coves. This makes it a paradise for rock-climbers, and lovers of watersports such as windsurfers or deep-sea fishing enthusiasts, and sailors but it is also a very pleasant place in which to laze about in the sun. On Morgat beach you will get safe and reassuring instruction on how to handle a catamaran.
The sandy beaches of Morgat are lined with rocky patches, in which the sea leaves large pools when it retreats at low tide. These pools, almost natural aquariums, are full of sea life: sea stars, sea anemones, shellfish, shrimps and hundreds of kinds of seaweed. At low tide, it is possible to enter large caves in the cliffs. Other grottoes can only be visited with small boats. Morgat has some of the loveliest caves in Brittany, of which the most famous is the Grotte de l'Autel. The main attractions are boat trips around the various headlands, such as the Cap de la Chèvre which is also a good cliff top walk if you'd rather make your own way. The most popular boat trip is the 45-minute tour of the ?Grottes? multicoloured caves in the cliffs, accessible only by sea but with steep "chimneys" up to the cliff tops.
For those who prefer land-based activities, Equibreizh offers riding itineraries and for cycling you will find numerous quiet lanes and small roads as well as sign posted mountain bike circuits.