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Tides

ENJOY THE FRESH AIR, COME IN SPRING OR AUTUMN TO ADMIRE THE UNFORGETTABLE HIGH TIDES

 

Twice a day, every 6 hours, the sea sweeps into the Bay, with a tidal difference according to the forces of attraction of the moon, the sun and the earth’s rotation. The beach and rocky Breton coast is then covered and uncovered.

Tides take place daily but they always offer something special and the “Emerald Coast” is full of unexpected surprises.

Due to its location, The “Bay of Saint-Malo” is the scene of the biggest tides in Europe. When the Atlantic Ocean, a huge mass of water, rushes into the mouth of the English Channel, the wave of the sea comes, first, very quickly and then, very strongly.

The tidal range - the difference between high tide and low tide - is on average, more than 12m at the full-moon, the greatest ‘along with St Michael’s Bay) for all Europe.

 

 

Learn more about tides in St Malo while visiting our website : www.grandes-marees.com