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the nature reserve’s regulations

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The Nature Reserve, although protected natural site you can practice a number of activities. These activities are however regulated to enable a fair practice in a unique and fragile environment

See the interactive maps on the regulation

The decree of the establishment of the nature reserve defines two zones of special protection: the ground of the bay of Yffiniac and the estuary of Gouessant, where the traffic and parking of people and dogs are forbidden (except the acces to the sides of the valley of Gouessant during the open season). Shipping is forbidden here (excepting the limited authorisation of kayaks).Two zones of special protection have been determined in the southern and western part of the bay of Yffiniac and in the estuary of Gouessant. They cover an area of 200 ha.

We remind you that on the whole the nature reserve and at any time, it is forbidden to:

– Picking plants
– Disturbing animals
– Dogs have to be taken on a leash
– Access of vehicles
– Mountainbikes are forbidden
– Leaving litter or filth (this is valid everywhere!)
– Camping and naked flames.

You are on a protected natural site, in case of non compliance, you will be fined with minimum fines ranging from 35 to 135 euros.

In zones of special protection
In the two zones of special protection (the ground of the bay of Yffiniac and the estuary of Gouessant), the traffic and parking of people and dogs are forbidden (except the acces to the sides of the valley of Gouessant during the open season). Shipping is forbidden here (excepting the limited authorisation of kayaks).

Outside of zones of special protection
The activities that are not regulated in the reserve’s framework: the gathering of shellfish is not affected by the establishment of the nature reserves, and is practiced according to the rules in force.


shell fishing

Please note that the cockle fishing in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc is regulated. It is permitted in the health zones A (blue) or B (green) on the map:
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Learn more about shellfish

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