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About Benodet

Taken from the Breton for 'mouth of the Odet', Benodet has a picturesque positioning overlooking the point where the river runs out to sea. A popular place for sailing and beach going, Benodet is made for people who enjoy the sun and sea. Not famed for its historic and cultural attractions, Benodet's biggest asset is its beautiful surrounding scenery. For this reason some of the best places to stay in Benodet are actually just outside of the town itself.

Things to do:

  • Beaches are very much the order of the day in Benodet. Some of the nicest include Kermoor, Beg Meil and Mousterlin.
  • Boat trips are a great way to explore the surrounding area. Take a day trip out to Glenan Islands or visit the traditional village of Sainte Marine.
  • Benodet is home to a couple of churches that are worth visiting: the Church of Clohars-Fouesnant and the Chapel of Sainte-Brigitte de Perguet.

Given its beautiful position on the coast of Brittany, the best places to stay in Benodet tend to have excellent views out over the sea.

The best places to stay in Benodet

For a rustic stay

  • Set on a charming farm a short way outside Benodet, La Ferme de Kerscuntec is full of character. With spacious, comfortable rooms and beautiful surrounding grounds, it's a great spot for a relaxing rural break.

For harbour views

  • Right in the heart of Benodet, Hotel et Bistro du Bac encapsulates the town's seaside vibe. With lovely nautical themed rooms that overlook the harbour and an excellent fish restaurant, it's a great base from which to explore the coastal charms of Benodet.

For families

  • Sumptuous seafood, an atmospheric bar and delightful rooms are the orders of the day at Villa Tri Men. With excellent family sized cottages just a couple of minutes walk from the beach, it's a great choice for trips with the kids.

For good value

  • La Ferme Saint Vennec is a laid-back B&B on the coast of Brittany. A few miles outside Benodet, the guesthouse features lovely rooms, an outdoor pool and beautiful gardens. A great low-cost option.

For a private apartment or cottage

Travel Information

  • The nearest airport to Benodet is Brest (42 miles).
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Benodet to enjoy its natural bounties is from June to September, when the temperature sits in the twenties.

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Best Hotels in Benodet

  • La ferme Saint Vennec Benodet (Sainte Marine) 7 rooms from £68

    Families  -  The self-catering cottages are ideal for families to prepare picnics before setting off to the beaches
    Groups  -  The largest cottage can hold 10 people, and with the gardens, pool and coast, something for everyone
    Sights nearby  -  Quimper Cathedral and 13th century ramparts
    Fishing  -  Ile Tudy fisherman village is 2km away
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A laid back B&B on Brittany's coast. Rooms and cottages are modern and welcoming with beams, wooden floors and white washed walls. Outdoor pool, gardens and library. A relaxed atmosphere and coastal walks just minutes away. A spot for families and groups to enjoy. See More

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  • La Ferme de Kerscuntec Benodet (Kerscuntec) 5 rooms from £74

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Gorgeous farmhouse B&B with beautiful gardens. Elegant contemporary bedrooms with parquet floors, white washed walls, bathrooms with huge bath tubs, and private terraces onto the gardens. A romantic spot for couples. See More

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  • Hotel et Bistro du Bac Benodet 11 rooms from £83

    Local exploring  -  A cosy and picturesque base for exploring Brittany.
    Foodies  -  Gorge on local seafood overlooking the harbour.
    Fishing  -  Spend a day fishing on the Glénan Islands.
    Great walks  -  Take a gentle stroll along the coast.

    A quaint small hotel a-top of a seafood bistro overlooking the picturesque harbour. Charming nautical themed rooms with large windows, blue and white colouring and pretty tiled bathrooms. Dine on fresh seafood bought straight from the local catch. A wonderfully quintessentially French experience. See More

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  • Villa Tri Men Benodet (Sainte Marine) 20 rooms from £105

    Families  -  Cottages are perfect family sized, minutes from the beach, something for everyone in a laid back atmosphere
    Sights nearby  -  Quimper Cathedral; The coastal battery and Fort
    Great walks  -  Benodet Beach is very close by
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A modern hotel on the coast. Contemporary rooms are finished with seaside furnishings and wooden floors. Outstanding seafood cuisine, elegant bar and library area, large gardens. Full of light, fireplaces and coastal breezes. The ultimate choice for a seaside family holiday. See More

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