Houat and Hoedic

Heading for the islands of Houat and Hoëdic



Disconnection guaranteed on the Breton islands of Houat and Hoëdic in Morbihan. Cast off for a break out of the world just a stone's throw from the Bay of Quiberon.


A short distance from the Bay of Quiberon , escape to the islands of Houat and Hoëdic . Located only about fifteen kilometers from the Quiberon peninsula, the islands of Houat and Hoëdic offer a guaranteed change of scenery for a day or a weekend in Morbihan, Brittany.

From the crossing to Houat and Hoëdic, striking landscapes are offered to you. Notice to hikers: several kilometers of trails criss-cross the coasts of these two enchanting little islands , located in the south of Brittany . Just the boat trip to these two offshore islands is enough to help your mind distance itself. By setting foot on their ground, you have already forgotten everything or almost. An unforgettable day ahead!




Exceptional nature


Little jewels of nature, the islands ofHouat and Hoëdic welcome you in all their simplicity and discover themselves in ""slow"" mode. Not a sound, only the sound of waves and seabirds. Inhale a good iodized air and feel the wind which makes your cheeks rosy.

Enjoy sublime beaches with crystal clear waters all to yourself. Admire blue thistles, everlasting dunes and the emblematic sea lily during long meditative walks.

Make the most of your getaway to attend a fishing trip to Saint-Gildas port in Houat or to Argol port in Hoëdic. Artisanal fishing is still the main activity there today.

Book your crossing at the Tourist Office. Departure by boat from the ports of Quiberon, Locmariaquer or La Trinité-sur-Mer.



Islets of the archipelago, refuges for seabirds


The Houat-Hoëdic archipelago is dotted with rocky islets conducive to the reproduction of many protected and endangered species of seabirds . From the emblematic herring gull to the mysterious storm petrel, these species are an integral part of our territory's natural heritage. Bretagne Vivante , an association for the protection of nature, raises awareness among the population, boaters and visitors to the preservation of the tranquility of seabirds in the archipelago .

From March to the end of August, the islands of Houat and Hoëdic and the rocky islets of the archipelago are home toeight species of nesting seabirds: black-backed gull, herring gull, brown gull, storm-petrel, crested cormorant, oystercatcher, ring-necked plover and English shearwater (endangered extinction). In addition to these nesting birds, many migratory birds stop in the archipelago, such as the Balearic shearwater. Passing through in summer, it is the most endangered species of seabird in Europe!

Disturbance is a very real threat and everyone can act to limit it by adopting good gestures :

  • At the beach, stay as close as possible to the water to avoid inadvertently crushing the nests of gravelots, well camouflaged in the sand of the upper beaches;
  • Keep your dog on a leash;
  • Keep your distance: do not approach birds, whether on land or at sea. If they fly away when you approach or give alarm calls, they have been disturbed;
  • Respect the regulations: find out about the protection status of the sites you wish to visit. Certain islets are prohibited from access between April 15 and August 31 to guarantee the tranquility of the birds during the breeding season.