Baie des Trepasses, Plogoff

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Baie des Trépassés (Breton: Bae an Anaon, French: Baie des Trépassés), or the Bay of the Dead, is a bay on Cap Sizun on the west coast of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The bay is located between Pointe du Raz and Pointe du Van, on the territory of the commune of Plogoff.

The bay has a wide sandy beach, and is a popular surfing location.
The name appears to be derived from a misinterpretation of the Breton avon, meaning "river", for anaon, meaning "the dead". There are legends (possibly derived from the name) that dead druids were ferried from here to be buried on the island of Sein.
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  • This is our families new favourite beach. Big sandy beach with lots of space. Not the area if you like swimming as the waves are quite big. Good for wave jumping and body boarding. As with lots of...  more »
  • Bay of the Dead is remote, beautiful and, as with the Cap Sizun coast, just like Cornwall. This area is called Cornouaille so it's no surprise how similar it is to Cornwall. My wife and I have walked....  more »
  • Great surf! Nice and quit. Friendly people!
  • 😎 fav surfing 🏄 place mannnn

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