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November sun in barre etel

Great place to walk...not so much to swim. There is very strong current and it's very dangerous... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Karoline_Crane
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Prague, Czech Republic
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A great sheltered beach

Once you are away from the end of the river there are excellent sand beaches on both sides of the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
DrummerJim
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 Nov 2017
“November sun in barre etel ”
16 Aug 2017
“Great beaches, but the ferry over the river from Etel to be avoided”
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Ria d'Etel, Etel, France
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk...not so much to swim. There is very strong current and it's very dangerous. There was even in past -1950 some test of new boat if it's able to safe people from this strong current and in the end the test didn't...More

1  Thank Karoline_Crane
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Staying in Etel? Ferry trip to the other side of the river to get to the beaches? Think twice. The ferry service is appalling. One boat in August and long queues. Only 12 passengers per trip. Even though the journey takes 5 minutes we waited...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Once you are away from the end of the river there are excellent sand beaches on both sides of the river. Be aware it is tidal but it is safe for children as long as they are supervised. This is a lovely part of Brittany...More

Thank DrummerJim
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Always changing, a place to see any time of the year ! Never go swimming there, it's way too dangerous.

Thank zabador
Reviewed 9 December 2015

pick a sunny day to visit to see a wonder of nature and then take a stormy day for the next, things will probably have changed and you will see another aspect of this feature

Thank michael c
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Nice spot to visit. Lots of free parkings and a tremendous beach walk. Go on a sunny day ( or afternoon to enjoy the sunset) with high tides but beware of the wind. Kids loved playing on this lovely beach We loved seeing waves crashing...More

1  Thank Atatouille
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Visit either side of the entrance to the Ria d'Etel preferably on a dry windy day around high tide. Waves crash in over the sand bar and rip round rocks into the river.The sands move round the estuary with each tide. Lots of easy beach...More

2  Thank DaveAlx
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We were staying in Etel with friends who took us for a drive to Barre d'Etel. A beautiful spot. We could have spent more time there. Hopefully we will be back one day.

1  Thank Goannas
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