The Ile de Sein is a little corner of paradise characterised by its amazing light, salty air and hospitality. It marks the western limit of Cap Sizun looking out onto the immensity of the Mer d’Iroise and the Atlantic Ocean.
An enchanting little island
This strange ‘S-shaped’, 2km long island is less than 6km from the Pointe du Raz yet gives the feeling of being far away from the mainland. Spending a night here is an unforgettable experience as the island is only a few metres above sea level so there is no better place to get really close to the ocean.
Plenty to see
Fall under the spell of the numerous beaches on the island and discover its fascinating history by visiting museums and the Goulenez lighthouse. The Musée de l’Abri du Marin retraces island life in days gone by as well as the history of the SNSM lifeboat organisation and sea rescues around the island.
Stroll through the little lanes between cottages which huddle together for protection from the wind. It’s impossible to get lost as the harbourside is always a few streets away ! Stop to admire the Quai des Paimpolais and the Quai des Français Libres with their colourful house fronts.
Crossing to the Island
Getting to the Ile de Sein is easy and the crossing takes about an hour. Two ferry companies, Penn Ar Bed and Finist’Mer, run from Sainte-Évette at Esquibien near Audierne Marina, to the Ile de Sein.
Other company, Audierne Yachting, offer sailing trips around the island and a water taxi service from Audierne Marina.