Old radar station Port-Coton, Bangor, Belle-Ile, BrittanyOld radar station Port-Coton, Bangor, Belle-Ile, Brittany

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    Very singular Explo Fritz!
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      Nice description Fritz. And very cool tip!
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Built by the Germans in 1943/1944, this former radar station was part of the Atlantik wall.

My experience, Explo description: 

Port-coton radar station site is a whole complex. It is not only a modular construction, but a whole designed building, comprising a platform that supported the radar, bunkers, shelters, a set of underground corridors with an elevator and two wells.

The binker was registred as an historic monuments by Decree of 30 October 2000.

A steep staircase built into the cliff leads to a well hidden bunker at the back of a crack, forbidding access to port-coton (photo).

My personal recommendations: 

If you walk along the coast, 500m to the Southeast, you can see a small white building corresponding to an old siren fog, formerly linked to the big Goulphar lighthouse. This siren is not used anymore.

You must absolutely walk along the coast between Port-Donnant and Port-Goulphar: it is absolutely magnificent.

How getting there: 

From Bangor, take the road to Kervilahouen, cross and go up to the car park of Port-Coton.

From there, go to the South and the sea: you can see by far the massive silhouette of the old radar bunker.

A tip to sleep: 

Camping " Le Kernest" +33 2 93 31 56 26 : very nice bungalow
Communal guesthouse of Bangor ; +33 2 97 31 89 75

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Visit duration: 

20 minutes