The islands off Saint-Quay are fun to explore by kayak or boat, and a fantastic place for collecting shellfish during the famous spring tides. Lobsters, crabs, clams, oysters, dog cockles, shrimps… don’t forget your bucket and ruler!
Next stop: Harbour island!
Harbour island is crowned by a lighthouse used to warn mariners of the rocky offshore islands that lurk beneath the waves. It is also here to indicate the entrance in Portrieux harbour.
For many years, the lighthouse was manned by a lighthouse keeper, though in 1981 it became fully automated.
Did you know …?
The name “Insula Herbora” has two possible meanings:
- Harbour island is the only island in the archipelago to be covered with plants
- The island was once owned by a family of fishermen named Rebours