Goulien Nature Reserve

On the coastal path, take a walk in a spectacular setting and enjoy the flora and fauna of Brittany

An exceptional site

Located on the north coast of the Cap-Sizun, Goulien Nature Reserve has fabulous views across the soaring granite cliffs, the sandy creeks, the moorland and the unbeatable beauty of the Iroise Sea.

Thousands of birds

Created in 1959 and managed by Association Bretagne Vivante-SEPNB, this is one of France’s top nature reserves and now shelters several species of rare and remarkable birds. The common guillemot, northern fulmar, peregrine falcon, the strange red-billed chough, European shag and the lesser black-backed gull all build their nests among the rocks in spring. 

The association oversees the protection of the site and carries out sustainable management focused on old-style grazing and grass-cutting in order to preserve the biodiversity of this unique ecosystem.

Walking and Hiking in incredible landscapes

Walking is certainly the best way to explore the Nature Reserve, either on a guided visit or at your own pace, following a signposted circuit that includes the GR34 coastal path. This return trip along the same route offers shifting views of the tufted valleys, the marine plants, the streams that feed into the ocean, tiny inaccessible beaches and breathtaking panoramic views.

Practical Info

The Ecobalade Guide

This free app for smartphones and tablets helps you to explore the various parts of the site at your own pace, thanks to two different circuits.

Link to the Ecobalade site

The Ecobalade app is also available on
and Google Play.


The Nature Reserve is open to everyone, with free entry throughout the year.

Volunteers are on hand every Sunday and Bank Holiday in July and August, to talk about ornithology and botany. Visitors will be greeted at the kiosk in the car park.

For groups, it is possible to book a guided visit, led by a professional guide from Bretagne Vivante SEPNB,  who will happily share all the secrets of the reserve with you, from its flora and fauna to its landscape and history.


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