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Make a holiday rental gite or villa in Morlaix, Finistere, France your home away from home

The Bay of Morlaix lies on the Northern shores of Finistere, Brittany. The whole coastline is unmissable, consisting of pink granite, and littered with small islands, sand coves and picturesque inlets. History comes to life in the region, with imposing castles at almost every turn, especially along the rocky coastline. Breton culture lives on strong in the small medieval villages and towns of Morlaix, and the dolmen sites are among the most intriguing and interesting in the whole of France.

Things to do on holiday to Morlaix, France

The proximity of the ocean makes Morlaix accommodation perfect for water sports and days on the beach. The Bay of Morlaix and the surrounding islands are ideal for sailing, kayaking and swimming, and during the spring, the sea fishing from Morlaix is fantastic fun. Sailing and kite surfing schools can be found all along the coast, and if you would like to try beach sports including sand-yachting or stunt kite flying, there are plenty of options from a holiday cottage in Morlaix.

The area around the Bay of Morlaix is littered with pre-historic dolmen. There are a handful of awe-inspiring sites, dating back thousands of years. The coastal footpaths are fantastic, offering a great way to get to know the Bay of Morlaix if you cannot take to the waters of the bay in a kayak or boat. The Barnenez Cairn Walk is a magnificent 10km hike, taking you to the 6,000 year old Cairn and its 11 Neolithic dolmen.

Places to visit on holiday to Morlaix, France

The village of Plougasnou is a beautiful little coastal settlement nestled among the pink granite of Morlaix Bay. The charming little coves and rocky inlets make a Morlaix holiday rental in Plougasnou the perfect hideaway for nature lovers, artists or anyone just wishing to get away from it all, relax on deserted beaches and enjoy the best of Breton culture.

Plouescat is a charming village with over 15km of beautiful, sweeping coastline. Every season brings new activities to Plouescat, from walking in winter to sailing, surfing and swimming in summer, from sea fishing in spring to the horse racing on the beach in autumn.

Carantec has seven beaches at its mercy. The beaches are connected via a wonderful cliff path, which extends for over 18km from end to end. At low tide, you can walk the causeway from Carantec to the magnificent Callot Island.

Weather in Morlaix, France

Morlaix enjoys a beautiful maritime climate, which means that temperatures are always mild. Summer conditions are perfect for lazy days on the beach, enjoying water sports in the Bay of Morlaix or walking the coastal paths, with daily peaks usually reaching 25°C during July and August. In winter, frost is rare, and temperatures usually reach between 5 and 10°C.

Travel to Morlaix, France

Reaching a holiday rental property in the Morlaix area is easy. There are plenty of choices, as Ryanair operates flights to both Dinard Airport (DNR) and Brest (BES), with Flybe also operating numerous services to Brest. The ports of Roscoff and St Malo are also extremely well connected to the south coast of England, so if you would like to take your car to your self catering Morlaix accommodation, there are some excellent options.

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