Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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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 good diversity of fish, starfish, lobsters and sometimes even gray seals.
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.
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.
The creek is bordered with pink granite blocks. Underwater, this rocky landscape extends, and alternates with sand tongues and kelp forests. The atmosphere alone is worth snorkeling this spot.
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.
You’ll find in Ploumanac’h, just a km from the cove, a large choice of cafés and restaurants.
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.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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