West of Mousterlin headland, the salty grasslands of the "White Sea" are separated from the ocean by the dunes of Kerler beach. This space extends to the Letty. There we used to fish shells at low tide because those were proliferated.
Out of the shore of the Odet river, behind the Saint-Gilles headland, discover the Letty place ; this natural preserved lagoon presents at every moment an exceptional show : each rising and falling tide, rushes into the ocean, drawing new landscapes.
The Odet river ends up throwing herself into the Atlantic ocean in a shore bordered on the West by the little harbour of Sainte-Marine and on the East by the seaside town of Bénodet. Le Pont de Cornouaille, (Cornwall Bridge), an important work of art, spans the Odet river just before its shore, connecting the two towns. In the “Bigouden” country, Sainte-Marine place offers a glimpse of the authentic South Brittany.
In the heart of Bénodet resort, the Trez beach offers a lot of activities (sailing, windsurfing, beach kidsclub…) along its 800 meters of fine sand, facing South. Along the beach, we find also a casino, a thalasso center, a cinema. This seaside walk, recently renovated, is a bit like the "Promenade des Anglais" in Cannes.
Anchored in Benodet Southern Finistère, “Les Vedettes de l'Odet”, specialists cruises on the Odet river and to the Glénan archipelago, perpetuate the spirit of adventure of the great navigators. You can embark from Bénodet of course, but also from Loctudy, Port-La-Forêt, Concarneau, or Beg-Meil, only at 2kms from your Sunêlia L'Atlantique campsite.
The firehouses of Bénodet, le Coq (the cock lighthouse) and the Pyramide one, were built in 1848. Before that date, entering the river was formed by the alignment of the windmill of Bénodet and a wooden pyramid shape which served as a landmark. This is why this location tooks place there as the first "great lighthouse" and this is why he took the name of Lighthouse of the Pyramid. And the Coq owes its name regarding a submerged rock whose shape evokes a strange cock.
The Odet river rises at about forty kilometers north-east from Quimper, in the heart of the “Black Mountains”. The course of the Odet river wined his nickname of "most beautiful river in France". The famous navigator Eric Tabarly was installed in Gouesnac'h, in one of these beautiful properties, in front of which could often be seen his yacht Pen Duick at anchor. Located at the shore of the Odet river, gateway to the Atlantic horizon, the port of Bénodet, protected from the Aeolus anger, is in fact, a popular stopover of south Brittany. Accessible by all weather, at any time regardless the tide and the type of vessel, Penfoul harbour offers 750 places in total.