Discover the Cap d'Erquy, labelled a Grand site de France
Take advantage of your camping holiday in the Côtes-d'Armor to escape to Cap d'Erquy. This great site of France offers an exceptional panorama over the bay of Saint-Brieuc and landscapes at the end of the world that attract hiking enthusiasts. In addition, there is a well-preserved historical heritage.
An emblematic site of Brittany's natural heritage
Less well known than its neighbour Fréhel, the Cap d'Erquy is nevertheless worth a visit. Overlooking the port of Erquy, this rocky promontory offers a panoramic view of the bay of Saint-Brieuc, with vertiginous cliffs of more than 70 metres that fall steeply into an emerald sea.
Against the backdrop of an emerald sea, the Grand Site de France extends over 170 hectares in a succession of wild beaches, sandy coves, pink sandstone rocks, heather moors, pine woods and estuary marshes. From one end of this protected area to the other, the diversity of the natural environments crossed allows you to discover a preserved coastal fauna and flora.
The Cap d'Erquy, between nature and history
The Cap d'Erquy also has a particularly rich historical heritage, as evidenced by the castle of La Roche Goyon (Fort La Latte), the Cap Fréhel lighthouse and the historic seaside resort of Sables-d'Or-les Pins with its 19th century villas.
At Port-Blanc, you can discover the cannonball oven, built at the end of the 18th century to defend the Erquy roadstead and set fire to the English ships. The Corps de Garde des Trois Pierre, visible at the Pointe d'Erquy, was also built at this time. You should also follow the "Lacs Bleus" interpretation trail which tells the story of the old pink sandstone quarries and the Erquy stonecutters.
Hiking itineraries on the Cap d'Erquy
The best way to visit the Cap d'Erquy is to go hiking on the GR34®, the mythical customs path that goes around Brittany by the coast. The long-distance path links the Cap d'Erquy to its neighbouring Cap Fréhel, two of the most grandiose points of the Côtes-d'Armor. Hike from the car park at the Pointe d'Erquy to go around the Cape (5 km loop).
Distances and walking times on the GR34 :
Cap d'Erquy > Sables d'Or les Pins : 12,5 km - 3 h 15
Sables d'Or les Pins > Cap Fréhel : 11,5 km - 3 h