South of Brest, the Crozon peninsula is a big peninsula with 3 heads: Espagnols head pointing north towards the city of Brest, Pen Hir head pointing west and Chèvre head pointing south and .
Leaving Brest harbour, the boat lands south of the peninsula, at the end of the Roscanvel bay, avoiding the secrets of the île Longue.
Going up north, the Roscanvel harbour faces the quarantine islands. The shore then gets higher and gives views of the misty harbour.
At the northern point, the Espagnols head, the currents swirl around the Cormorandière rock. The head is fortified, and gives a view of the Portzic lighthouse.
The coast then goes southeast along the Goulet, with heads and coves hollowed out of the cliffs.
The cliffs are riddled with bunkers, constructions, and punctuated by forts like the Cornouaille fort, lying low at water level.
The Capucins fort closes the Goulet on the east. It is an island linked to the coast by a bridge over shallow water.
Some of its buildings are crumbling down, the salty air makes metal rust. Tunnels lead to firing scuttles dug in the rock.
From the sea, you see how the fort is lying on sedimentary tilted rock which give its roof-like shape, and you sail in front of the canon scuttles.
A nearby rock is split in two by erosion. The fort controls both the entrance to the Goulet and to the Camaret bay. The cliffs hint at geological shudders.
Southwards in the bay, the Fraternité fort also includes a lime kiln, its cliffs are creased and hollow. Camaret harbour shelters an old sailboat.
South of Camaret, the Pen Hir head is a high cliff, with the Tas de Pois dotting the sea. You can sail between some of them.
Southern part of the Crozon peninsula
The coast of this part of the peninsula features several very beautiful places, like the Dinan castle, with its rock bridge going over water at high tide.
Dinan castle is surrounded by splashing and swirling waves, and has a view on the Tas de Pois.
The Lostmarc’h head is facing the ocean and includes the remains of an oppidum.
It also has a view on the Tas de Pois.
On the top of the head, there is a megalithic alignment among heather, birds seem to like it a lot.
On the Douarnenez bay side of the peninsula, the St Hernot head dives into transparent water.
Aber island is linked to the shore at low tide.
On the Postolonnec beach, there are interesting rocks and smooth stones, but also an impressive beached object, the engine and rudder of a sunken trawler.