The tip of Penmarc'h is the westernmost territory of the Pays Bigouden. From the top of the famous Eckmühl lighthouse, you will discover a rocky coast swept by the waves of the Atlantic.
The commune of Penmar'ch is very extensive and groups together many sites, each more typical than the next. A magnificent seaside walk awaits you, from the very beautiful beach of Pors Carn next to La Torche, to the rocks of St Guénolé via the lighthouse of Eckmühl in St Pierre and the port of Kérity.
The Eckmühl Lighthouse and its incomparable panorama
The Eckmühl lighthouse is the emblematic monument of the Pays Bigouden as it culminates at 65 m high at the southern tip of Finistère. The lighthouse can be visited and if you feel like it, you can climb the 307 steps leading to the top to discover the lighthouse lens which lights up every 5 seconds. The range of this lighthouse is 45 km.
The view from the top of the Penmarc'h lighthouse is exceptional, in good weather you can see the Point du Raz and the Ile de Sein to the North West as far as the Pointe de Trévignon and the Glénan Islands to the South East.
The ascent of the lighthouse is subject to good weather conditions. Night visits are also proposed during the summer season.
Every year, on the last weekend of August, the ascent of the Eckmühl Lighthouse is organised by the Bigouden Athletics Club. Time trial that takes the riders to the top of the lighthouse in less than a minute for the first ones.