At 2.5 km long and just 1 km wide, the island of Hoëdic appears quite frail and fragile out in the Atlantic Ocean. But this little patch of land out amongst the waves does more than just hold its own: it express its character in harmony with the elements. Sometimes it is soft and fragile, with its beaches of fine sand washed by turquoise waters, and sometimes it is strong and tempestuous, with its rocks and fortifications. In fact it is within the walls of the fort, built in the 19th century, that a short stopover gîte is today housed, offering a place for you to rest during the adventure of your stay here. Nestling right amongst the dunes, this property, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral organization, is also a good location from which to discover and explore the island of Hoëdic's exceptional heritage. There are several examples of historical architecture to be found roundabouts, freely overgrowing with vegetation.