The Île-d’Houat is a French island in the Morbihan department in the entrance of the Quiberon Bay, in the south coast of Brittany.
Located south of the Gulf of Morbihan, between Belle-Île en Mer and the Rhuys peninsula, the island of Houat raises its high granite cliffs off the coast of Quiberon Bay.
The island can be explored in a day, the town by bike and the island on foot, following the coastal path , allow 4 hours to do the complete tour. You can only get around by bike or on foot. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Hiking and enjoying the beaches are the main activities on this uncrowded island.
Access : Coordinates: 47.3903, -2.9561 /
Highlights & Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in The Houat Island :
- To the south-east, there are the two splendid golden beaches of Treac’h ar-Salus and Treac’h ar-Goured, backed by the same peninsula.
- At the western end, the island is extended by a granite causeway called “Chaussée du Beniguet”, separated from the island by a narrow channel.
- The dune beach Treac’h ar-Goured and the viewpoint Beg-er-Vachif are worth seeing ,visit the Eclosarium Museum and explore the marine world discovery area.
Go next : The tidal island of Hoëdic lies off the east coast. The Île aux Chevaux lies off the south coast / The Ile aux Moines / Visit Vannes / Discover the Gulf of Morbihan.