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Destination guide

Dapper Dinard crowns the coast

Although it looks out to St Malo, Dinard is a far cry from its brother across the water. Instead of pirates and privateers, this community attracted well-to-do Victorians with its wide bays and leafy hills. They left grand, picturesque mansions in their wake, with elaborate turrets and filigrees above the salt-washed French coast below. These days, Dinard holiday rentals are a favourite with British visitors. They flit across the Channel to enjoy blustery cliff walks, glowing sandy beaches and hearty Breton food – and cider.

Things to do

Gaming and glorious homes in Dinard

Channel your inner James Bond with a blowout of Blackjack and poker at the grand Casino Barriere de Dinard. Touches of the elegant Belle Epoque garnish its exterior, while inside the jet setters and A-listers trying their luck at the tables. Something a little more cultural is on the menu for those who make their way over to the Musee du Site Balneaire. Housed in a gorgeous pavilion chateau of the 1800s, it offers a glimpse into the sort of high-life living that drew so many across the water to Dinard's cliffs and sands.

Activities

Pampering by the beach in Dinard

Dinard holiday rentals cater to a classy crowd. Oozing style and panache, they range from chic penthouses overlooking the Channel to stone-built gites with a rustic French edge. You'll be able to drop down onto the wide sands of Plage de l'Ecluse from many of them, which means summertime sunbathing and swimming sessions right on the doorstep. When you finally decide to pick up the towel and head back home, Dinard will do its best to stop you with chip-slapping casinos and enticing spas flaunting the latest in salt scrubs and sea treatments.

Weather

Don't miss Dinard's warmth

It's no secret that most people seek out Dinard holiday rentals by the beach in order to top up their tan and enjoy the warmth of the French summer. If that sounds like your sort of Breton break, be sure to book your trip here for either June, July or August. Those have the hottest days and highest amount of sunshine. Others will come for trips in spring – May – or autumn – September. It can still be balmy enough to laze on the Plage de l'Ecluse then, but occasional downpours and cold evenings are the norm.

Natural features

Brittany meets the sea in Dinard

Dinard juts out into the English Channel from the rugged coast of Brittany. The whole town and all its grand 19th-century hotels are perched on a series of low hills, ringed by rocky inlets and stone-built ramparts from centuries gone by. The natural piece de resistance of the place is the Plage de l'Ecluse. That wide stretch of picture-perfect sand is where the action is focussed in the summer – it's soft and lapped by salty waves. Along the shore to the west are several more secluded beach resorts, like Lancieux and Saint-Briac-sur-Mer.

How to get there

Transport to and around Dinard

Fly into Dinard (DNR-Dinard - Pleurtuit - Saint-Malo), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dinard?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,383 holiday lettings around Dinard. From 91 villas to 1,260 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Dinard?

Clear waters, white sands and blue skies as a canvas. If this is your idea of heaven, now's your chance to really bliss out. HomeAway has 1,217 beachside rental properties. Of course, that may not be quite your holiday style. Luckily, HomeAway has oodles more options, including:

  • 1,107 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 590 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 433 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Dinard?

If you want to know how the locals live, pull back the curtains and take in this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. HomeAway has 1,195 for you to check out here. How does £24 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 789 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £14 per night.
  • Villa: 83 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Cottage: 79 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Dinard in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable getaway is chilling out with friends and relatives in a completely new place. If you'll be travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you. 206 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the top option here for big groups. The rental options that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 441 properties just right for that size. Book a night for as little as £14.
  • Require a holiday property for 5 guests? We have 214 that will be ideal. The starting price is £43 a night.
  • Travelling with a group of 8? We offer 177 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £53 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your pals to Dinard.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Dinard?

Ditch those sterile, drab hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of living like one of the locals in a value-packed holiday rental instead. Get a load of the diverse options that can be secured now on HomeAway. You'll find loads of deals awaiting you in Paramé. The average price in this fantastic area is £99 a night, and you'll have as many as 409 holiday rentals to pick from.

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