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Nautical activities in Saint-Malo !

Did you already go to the corsair city Saint Malo? After visiting intra-muros, why not enjoying the sea and discover differently the area.

Saint Malo, the corsair city, is pretty popular among French people wich are coming from everywhere to enjoy its beaches and relaxing atmosphere. But there are still some exciting and fun things to do in this town! Since it is close by the sea, there’s a lot of nautical activities you can try and enjoy.


Sailing Intra Muros


There is a sailing club close to Intra Muros, on the Bon Secours beach. The sailing Yacht club offer different lessons from one afternoon to several days training. You can also rent some light boats if you already know sailing. To know more about their offers, please check their official website.


Land sailing


Definitely something both easy to learn and really fun to do! Land sailing is a nice way to profit of the strong wind next to the sea. I personally hate wind, but when it comes to land sailing it becomes just awesome 🙂

I’ve already talked about land sailing in that article, but I also really enjoy doing that next to the huge ramparts of Saint Malo. I usually ask the Surf School present in town when I want to do some.

You’ll find all the info to book on that link!


Sea kayaking


Now it starts to get seriously wet! Sea kayaking is a nautical activity pretty tiring when you’re not used to it, but it’s worth the effort! No real requirements are needed, except being able to swim of course!

You will discover a whole part of Saint Malo’s waters and watch the area from a different angle 😉 It’s also a good occasion to observe Breton fauna. Of course I recommend to try it out on a sunny weather, for you to enjoy that sea ride in it’s fullest! If you want to check it out, click on that link! The compagny’s called Corsair Malouin.

You can also river kayaking on the Rance from Dinan, check this article.








Within Nautical activities in Saint-Malo you can do, there is surf. Brittany has some nice riding spot. One of them is Saint-Malo, and it is great beacause it suits beginners too. You can take lessons or just rent a surfboard. You will have several surf school in St Malo and along the coast.

Hina Surf :

Surf School  :

Emeraude Surf School in Saint- Lunaire :


Diving in St Malo


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There is a great diving center  in Saint-Malo. Often underrated, brittany fauna and underwater spot are worth the dive. You will be abble to do one dive or take classes, up to you. Great teachers are working at the center. In summer it is better to book in advance.

For certified divers, some wreck sites are accessible from St Malo.





Our article on the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, click here!

Some information about GR34 hiking trail, click here!

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