Why take advantage?
This large area between Porsmeur in Plouescat and Kerurus in Plounéour-Trez is the result of a delicate balance between natural elements and man. The Baie de Goulven is known as an important ornithological reserve: geese, ducks, avocets, egrets, spoonbills... and numerous small waders. This 180-hectare protected site is home to thousands of birds every year, who come to take refuge in the grasses or rocky islets in the distance, safe from predators and the curious. Others prefer the tranquility of the pond and its reed beds behind the dike. In spring, some species even nest in the dunes or at the top of the beach. The area also boasts a wealth of flora. Indeed, the botanical background of this ecosystem is made up of almost 600 plant species. Goulven Bay is the result of a delicate balance between natural elements and man. Indeed, it brings together a marine environment, a coastal environment with its beaches, mudflats and grassbeds, a marsh with its brackish and fresh waters, and a dike
built in 1823 by Louis Rousseau (father of Armand Rousseau).