Douarnenez villas near the beach, holiday cottages, luxury gites, rental houses, self catering accommodation for memorable holidays in Douarnenez, Brittany.
There are three separate harbour areas in Douarnenez which remains a major fishing port and it is the Port de Rosmeur which is the most appealing with its various cafes and restaurants. The Musee du Bateau is also located here. The beaches are big and wide and favoured by surfers.
Travelling to Douarnenez is a favourite for self drive tourists as it is reasonably close to the channel ports and there is good road access. The nearest ferry port is Roscoff 104km, followed by Saint Malo 230km, Cherbourg 470km and finally the channel tunnel and short sea crossing at Calais 760km. You can fly direct to Brest (BES) 75km (about 1 hour and 7 minutes by car) and Dinard (DNR) 215km (around 2 hours and 57 minutes car journey).
The climate in Douarnenez is just right for family holidays as it tends to be warm from May through to September with plenty of sunshine with occasional rain keeping temperatures in check. The main summer months of July and August are fairly reliably sunny and there are not too many people on the beaches.