The former fishing village of Dinard, is situated on the north-east coast of Brittany. The stretch of coast that Dinard lies on has been likened to the Côte d’Azur. Today, its mild climate makes it a great holiday and property destination for retired people. Dinard has several large clean beaches, Plage de L’Ecluse is the most famous.
Central Dinard faces the open sea and the buildings along the waterfront are mainly old stylish Victorian villas, which gave the town a touch of class, and earned it the name “Nice of the North.” Many of the villas have magnificent views out to sea and are a desirable buy for property buyers. Weekly markets on Thursdays and Sundays are popular with the tourists and locals alike.
Dinard is an ideal holiday location for families, and the sandy beaches are fabulous for children. Around the bay are some great walks; Claire de Lune walkway is beautifully illuminated during the season. The port of Dinard is lovely, and a great place for a boat trip. The town has a casino and spacious shaded villas, some refer to it as the French Brighton.
Every summer Dinard sees a large influx of tourists looking for some calm and quiet and a stunning view. In Dinard there is something for everyone: a Casino, the Sea Museum, diving, fishing, golf, sailing and horse riding. And after all these activities why not relaxing yourself in of the many restaurants offering local and typical food: fresh fish and shellfish or crepe (thin Breton pancake).
Dinard has a small airport with some direct flights from UK destinations and with St Malo only 20 minutes drive from the town cente Dinard has great access from the major ferry ports of Northern France.
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