While the main attraction of St-Malo firmly remains its grandiose walled citadel, visitors are also drawn by a number of fine white sandy beaches and a cluster of rocky islands that may be reached on foot.
We have done the hard work for you and selected some of the top beaches in St.Malo for you to explore.
This imposing fortress stands above a maze of subterranean walkways and chambers. Guided tours offer the best way to take it all in.
This is St.Malo’s main sandy beach. It is a popular choice amongst visitors who choose to stay outside the walls of the city.
Ile du Grande Bé
The main reason tourists make the walk to Grand Bé is to see the
resting place of St-Malo's famous son, the French politician and romantic writer, Chateaubriand.
Beyond Grand Bé is the smaller island of Petit Bé which is still
accessible by foot at low tide.
The well-preserved Fort du Petit Bé, dating back to the reign of Louis XIV, was recently opened to visitors and contains cannons and an exhibition on tides.
Plage de Bon Sécours
An expansive seawater pool – Piscine de Bon Sécours –
dominates this popular large beach. The pool is perfect for high tide swims and sailing a yacht.
Plage de l'Eventail
Outside the northern walls of St-Malo is the Plage de l'Eventail which is the rockiest of the Old Town's three beaches. It links up with the Grande Plage at Fort National.
Plage du Môle
Couched between the Môles de Noires jetty and the Bastion de La Hollande, this fairly small beach is well sheltered and scenic and is hugely popular during the summer months.