Most visitors come to Dinard for the beach. It’s a 10-minute walk from the town’s historic core to the Pointe du Moulinet and encircles most of the old town with its haunting 19th-century villas and encompasses views as far away as St-Malo.
Beaches & Swimming
Dinard’s main beach is the Plage de l’Ecluse (La Grande Plage), the strip of sand between the peninsulas that defines the edges of the old town. Favored by families and vacationers, it’s crowded on hot days. Smaller and more isolated is the Plage de St-Enogat (you pass through the village of St-Enogat on the 20-min. hike east from Dinard). The Plage du Prieuré, a 10-minute walk from the center, has a few trees that shade the sand. The beaches have a few restaurants, toilets, showers, changing cabins, rental boats, and lifeguards (in summer). Because of the big difference between high and low tides, the municipality has built swimming pool–style basins along the Plage de L’Ecluse and the Plage du Prieuré to catch the seawater.
The Piscine Olympique, boulevard du Président-Wilson, next to the casino (tel. 02-99-46-22-77), is a covered, heated seawater pool open year-round. Entrance is 5€ for adults, 4€ for ages 5 to 17, and free for children 4 and under. From July to mid-September, it’s open Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm and 3 to 7:30pm, weekends 10am to 12:30pm and 3 to 6:30pm. Hours vary the rest of the year according to the needs of school groups and swim teams (inquire at the tourist office). A swim cap (for everyone) and a speedo (for men) are required and available for purchase on site.
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