Are you a SUP addict? Are you ready to explore the outdoors? Are you new to paddle boarding and open to all the possibilities of getting outside and paddling. Here is the guide to an awe-inspiring paddleboard holiday in France.
This is an holiday that will blow your mind. Packed full of breathtaking white sand beaches, and spectacularly translucent Sea. What is more this is a destination that is surpisingly only 30 Minutes from the UK (OK plus the ferry!). Read more about your perfect Paddleboard Holiday in France.
Ile Vierge Lighthouse | Plouguerneau
What is ile Vierge? Well it means the in literal translation, the Virgin islands! Named by monks back in 1450. But now the island of Ile Vierge, is home to the Ile Vierge lighthouse the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe, at 33 metres high. A truly jaw dropping sight!
This is a paddle trip that starts at Lilia, Plouguerneau. A small port village lined with Fish restaurants and bars. Perfect for the post or pre session lunch, with the Oyster bar Le Gris or the Restaurant Castel A’ch being the top choices!
Once you have navigated past the local fishing boats docked in the small port, you will instantly seduced by serenity of the bay. The paddle route will take you over sea grass gardens, flowing sea weed, and of course a friendly basking seal! This is the hidden France, off the beaten track. The France that doesn’t get the glamour. Why not? Because we don’t need to shout out about our sensational coast line!
Its only a short hop over to the island, where exploring the island is a must! Especially the famous new ecogite guest house.
The old lighthouse keepers house has been tastefully converted into a guest house to accommodate up to 9 guests. A climb to the top of gite is a must to experience the full panoramic view, though only allowed for guests! Available with our SUP holiday Paddle and Stay package! Once the day trippers have gone, you will be alone on this island. Allowing you to experience life as light house keeper!
Stagadon | Aber W’rach
After experiencing the atmospheric Ile Vierge the journey continues to Stagadon. An offshore island found in the middle of the bay. A tidal lagoon which opens up at mid to low tide exposing water so translucent you would you think you were in the Caribbean.
Stagadon is owned by a charity, and there is a rustic hostel on the island that allows to fully embrace the Robinson Crusoe life! This island is only accessible by water, meaning that once the day trippers have left you have this island to yourself!
Can you imagine your SUP holiday here? Well this is the time to get involved. Immerse yourself in the real France, and book a trip to North Finistere with Apex Adventures SUP tours!