Rocky peninsula, ferries from Brest
Between the Rade de Brest and Baie de Douarnenez, this jagged peninsula grabs at the sea like a paw with four claws. Daily ferries from Brest clock at Le Fret; arriving by car, your first stop should be the summit of Menez-Hom (330 m) which gives spectacular views across the cliffs and bays, and Pack to the Montagnes Noires (of which this is the western extent) and the Monts d’Arrée.
Crozon, the main town, is of little interest; but the yachting centre and resort of Morgat (3 km south-west) is a more enticing prospect with a fishing port, curving sandy beach, and summer-season boat trips to colourful grottos eroded from the cliffs.
The D887 heads south-west from Morgat for the Cap de la Chèvre, and Plage de la Palud, which is great for blustery walks (but strong waves make swimming inadvisable). On the north coast of the west-pointing claw. Camaret makes a pleasant base with a handful of hotels near the port where fishermen land spiny lobsters, plus a maritime museum in the small-scale Vauban fortress.