Brittany, France

Saint-Malo Waterfront & Marina Run

Flickr: Trey Ratcliff

There’s some very nice running in Saint-Malo, combining a path along the walls, waterfront paths, and extensive marina. Saint-Malo is a port city in northwestern France, known for its tall granite walls surrounding the town, and the location for ferries to Plymouth & Portsmouth, UK. Use our mapped route as a guideline for several ‘sections’, or do the full ~13k run!

Sillon Beach & Waterfront Path. Google Street View

Waterfront Path: For an 8.5k out and back run, start at the iconic Bastion de la Hollande, and run for 0.5 km out the pier (Môle Des Noires) to the lighthouse. The next section is a path on the outside of the old city walls above the water for 1 km. Then, join the waterfront path along Sillon Beach (Ch. de Sillon/Digue de Rochebonne) for 2.5 km to the end of the beach. Retrace your steps. At the 8 km mark, we use the Quai Saint-Louis as an option for the return.

Marina Add-On. This section can be combined with the above waterfront path or done as a separate 5k out and back. At the end of Quai Saint-Louis, continue past the rotary on Chau. Eric Tabarly for 0.5 km, and join the path along the Bas Sablons marina and beach. Nice boats and great views!

NOTE:  The ~2.5 km Sillon beach is also runnable, with good firm sand.

 

Essentials
  • Full run including waterfront & marina is ~13 km (8 miles). Can also be divided into sections
  • Generally flat, except for some elevation around the city walls
  • Bastion de la Hollande

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Essentials
  • Full run including waterfront & marina is ~13 km (8 miles). Can also be divided into sections
  • Generally flat, except for some elevation around the city walls
  • Bastion de la Hollande