Located on the charming Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite Coast), the small Crique du Squéouel is a great snorkeling spot to discover the region’s marine ecosystem. Around the rocks and kelp meadows, you can encounter a pretty diversity of fish, starfish, lobsters and sometimes even gray seals.

Goby at Crique du Squéouel
Gobies are some of the most common fish in Brittany shallow rocky beds.

How to get to Crique du Squéouel snorkeling spot?

Crique du Squéouel is located in Perros-Guirec, along the Pink Granite Coast. The spot is located just west of the hold of the SNSM of Ploumanac’h. Access to the site is by a well-marked path from the car park. The short walk down to the creek is easy.

Crique du Squeouel snorkeling map

Water entrance for snorkeling at Crique du Squéouel

Enter the water from the rocks bordering the creek. Check the water temperature (which can be low in the region) and choose a suitable thermal protection before coming here. It is advisable to explore this spot at slack water, and to check the conditions with local divers or lifeguards.

Crique du Squéouel snorkeling exploration tips

The creek is bordered with pink granite blocks. Underwater, this rocky landscape extends, and alternates with sand tongues and kelp forests. The atmosphere alone worth snorkeling this spot.

Lobster at Crique du Squéouel
Lobsters can occasionally be seen at this spot, hidden under rocks.

On this spot, you’ll see several fish species (wrasse, Atlantic pollock, gobies), starfish and sometimes seals (which tend to scare the fish away). You can also occasionally come across a spider crab or a lobster, often sheltered under rocks.

The cove is not very large, and is generally well sheltered from waves. Do not get out of the cove, as the currents can be strong in the area.

The Pick Granite Coast.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

You’ll find in Ploumanac’h, just a km from the cove, a large choice of cafés and restaurants.




 

  • Level required Intermediary
  • Maximum depth15ft/5m
  • Water entranceFrom a rocky shore
  • Potential DangersCurrents outside of the creek
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree

MAP Spot

These spots are accessible to anyone with basic snorkeling skills, and feeling comfortable in the water and with his snorkeling gear. You will enter the water from the shore (beach, pontoon, ladder, rocks) or from a boat. The water height in the sea entrance area is reasonable, but you will not necessarily be within your depth. Moderate currents can occur in the area, even when the sea conditions are good. The distance to swim to reach the most interesting snorkeling areas of the spot does not exceed 200 meters.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.