The coastal pebble bank

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Ero Vili (pebble bank)

A 10km long dune bank runs along the Bay of Audierne from Penhors to the Pointe de la Torche. It was originally composed of a 50-metre wide bank of pebbles, shingle and sand which rose to a height of 7-8 metres above sea level. The fragile nature of this section of coastline was recognised long before the Second World War; a by-law of March 1934 had banned the extraction of all minerals within the boundaries of the commune of Plovan. 

The coastline is remarkably rich in flora and fauna, but is an extremely fragile environment. Following designated paths and keeping dogs on a lead helps to preserve this beautiful landscape by not frightening the wildlife or spoiling their habitat.

 The Maison de la Baie d'Audierne at Tréguennec provides information and advice in many different forms about the flora and fauna of the Bay:


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