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Water based activities in Dinard Côte d’Émeraude

Dinard and its surroundings offer a large choice of water based activities, whether you are an experienced sailor or a captain-in-training.

Jump in with both feet to learn new sailing skills, or enjoy the sea at a slower pace: laying on the beach or on a discovery cruise…

No need to pace up and down Brittany! The perfect seaside activity for you is right here in Dinard Côte d’Émeraude.


Jump in!

Windsurfing or kayaking? Surfing or sailing? Diving or paddle boarding? What if you didn’t have to choose? Dinard Côte d’Émeraude offers all this, and much more!

The water based activities selection is large and varied: sea wading in the morning with friends, a family afternoon kayaking in Dinard, sand yachting lessons for the kids, you will find the water based sport that suits you.

9 Emeraude Surf School

Master the waves in Saint-Lunaire

Saint-Lunaire’s Longchamp beach is THE surf spot on the Emerald Coast. Two surf schools are open from Spring to All Saints holidays to teach you to surf Brittany’s waves.

Centre Nautique La Richardais

Row in the middle of unspoiled nature in La Richardais

Fancy trying rowing in a bucolic scenery? Head to the Rance’s river banks!

Kite Surf Lancieux @ Franck Hamel

Fly off in Lancieux

Between sea and sky, kitesurfing is a thrilling sport! Ready for take-off? See you in Lancieux bay.

Wishbone Dinard (2)

Learn how to sail in Dinard

Holidays memories are made in Dinard! Take to sea and learn sailing in Dinard.

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Paddle along Saint-Briac-sur-Mer’s jagged coastline

The Emerald Coast is best seen from the sea! Embark on a kayak and follow your guide along the coast of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, the Emerald Coast’s gem.

A kayak session that combines sport, nature and seaside architecture.

Asc Faumea Sup Yoga 7

A moment out of time on the Rance estuary

Open your chakras and discover yoga on a paddleboard. Head to the calm waters of the green Rance estuary.

Nautilus Dive Center Dinard Plongée Sous Marine

Explore the depths of the Emerald Coast

Dive in to discover the ocean floor in Dinard. Book now your first dive or your underwater expedition of the Emerald Coast.

Avel Char à Voile à Hirel

At full speed at low tide

Take the reins and go full speed in Mont Saint-Michel bay! Chills guaranteed!


A dream playground for little sailors!

The Emerald Coast is the perfect holiday destination for families with children wishing to learn how to sail.

Sailing schools offer lessons for children aged 6 and over. Private swimming lessons are open to younger children (from age 3) in the summer.

Your kids will create memories they will cherish forever!


At the pace of tides

Water sports are not the only thing you can do by the sea! Here is a selection of activities and discoveries :

St Lunaire la grand plage famille

Totally relaxed on the beach

From large beaches to small coves, our beaches of fine sand are places of relaxation in front of magnificent landscapes.

pêche à pied en famille - @Lamoureux

Wonderful discoveries at low tide

Find out more about the fascinating but little-known foreshore at low tide. Follow the guide to look for shells, crustacean and edible seaweed.


Spring tides

The most impressive spring tides are on the Emerald Coast! Come and admire this exceptional natural phenomenon. Follow our advice to stay safe

Plateau De Fruits De Mer Et Huitres


Taste the local Breton cuisine, especially seafood. All our restaurants are here

Croisière bateau à Dinard

Boat tours

Get on board! Make your choice: commented crossings in Saint-Malo bay, floating restaurant on the Rance river, boat tour on an old sailing ship… And become sea captain for a day!


Accessible water based activities

Many water-based activities are accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Find out more about these activities here.


People in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility can have access to beaches, thanks to “Tiralo” wheelchairs. Beach access equipment is available at the aid stations. Refer to lifeguards in order to get a “Tiralo” wheelchair.

Please note that not all beaches are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

All beaches.


Boat trips for everyone! Émeraude Voile Solidaire association organises boat trips on a catamaran for disable people.

Find out more about Emeraude Voile Solidaire.




Nautical events

Historic regattas, traditional celebrations or boat races, all generations of locals and visitors gather at these festive nautical events.

All events at Dinard Côte d’Émeraude :

Saint Briac Lau Mao Voile 1

Commandant Thoreux challenge

In Saint-Briac-sur-Mer

Every year in August, a Cornish crabbers regatta is organised by Saint-Briac yacht club. The name of the regatta is an homage to the Normandie ship captain, Saint-Briac native Pierre Thoreux.

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In Dinard

This regatta first took place in 1905, with only 4 participants… They were 170 in 2019. Come and see the boats arrive in beautiful Saint-Malo bay.

Fête De La Glisse Saint Lunaire

Fête de la Glisse

In Saint-Lunaire

In early September, Longchamp beach comes to life: try surfing, sailing, skating, kiting, and many other water-based activities for free! This is an unmissable event!

Coque de bateau

La Fête des Doris

Rance river banks

This convivial event takes place every summer. Come and watch traditional wooden boats navigate from dock to dock. Activities and events at every stop.

Centre Nautique La Richardais

Raid Rance Aviron

In La Richardais

This rowing race takes place between the bucolic Rance river banks. From La Richardais, rowers will pass by Malouinière du Montmarin, and Cancaval rocky point in Pleurtuit; and also Landriais cove in Le Minihic-sur-Rance


For all nautical events, and many others, see our What’s On page.


Ask for the guide!

Our brochure for all water-based activities is available in our visitor information centres and online.


Water-based activitiesDownload.