The Wrac'h's source is in Trémaouézan. It travels through Ploudaniel, Folgoët, Lannilis and Plouguerneau and enters the ocean in the estuary between the Sainte Marguerite peninsula and the headland of the Virgin Island.
Origin of the name
The Aber Wrac'h derives its name from the first immersed rock of its channel, “Ar Gwrach” which means “the old woman” (the fish).
An alternative theory is that the name is derived from the “estuary of the fairy” which may be related to the alleged Gallo-Roman bridge located upstream of the river mouth (ruins still visible today) named Bridge of the Devil.
British accounts of the 18th and 19th Century give the town's name as Averach.
Islands in the vicinity of Aber Wrac'h
They following archipelago is also referred to as the islands of Lilia :
- Cézon island and its Fort
- Wrac'h Island
- Stagadon island
- Island of Erch
- Island of the Cross
- l'Aber Wrac'h, S/V Dalliance
- Translated from Aber Wrac'h, French Wikipedia
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