This peninsula, prehistorically may have been an island like its sisters, Belle Isle, Houat and Hoedic, is warmed by the gulf stream and blessed with one of the nicest climates in this region.
It is a lovely place to spend a few days, not denigrate it to a day visit from the mainland Brittany.
Bretons the original inhabitans of Britain lived in these parts and have left many stonehenge like monuments, mainly large monoliths, called Menhirs throughout the area. About a hundred years ago, lots of fisherman moved in from Guilvenec and the sardine industry was born, still some of the best sardines one can taste and take home. It gets crowded a little bit in July and August but during the rest of the year, you can have the expanse of sands to yourself, enjoy day trip to the sister islands, take in the many activities of the island town. This small town reminds me of many of the island towns one comes across in the Caribbean or Pacific but with a distinctive Celtic print to it. Fresh seafood is available all year around: langoustines, rock oysters, moules, cabillard, locally cured salmon. A healthy way of living has attracted many french people to this small peninsula and there is a good ambience to it.