Aiguilles de Port-Coton
They are located on the Côte sauvage (Côte ouest) of Belle-Île , in the south of Port Coton, not far from the grande phare and Port-Goulphar. The Aiguilles de Port-Coton belong to the city of Bangor. They are easy to see from county road 190, which ends in a parking lot that is level with and directly opposite the islands.
Aiguilles de Port-Coton translated means “The needles of the cotton port”. Port Coton is in a tapering bay that ends on a small beach with coarse sand that cannot be reached from land. The rock needles extend the southern edge of this bay.
The rocks that make up the Port Coton pinnacles stimulate the imagination of viewers who believe they recognize a small Mont-Saint-Michel (abbey) , a howling dog or wolf, a brooding chicken, a sphinx or even a bust of Louis XIV.
The name Port Coton (Eng. "Cotton Harbor") comes from the spray of the waves lapping up on the rocks when the sea is rough. This spray resembles a cotton cloth.
Port Coton in paintings