Tourist Information Plaques
Wandering around the town really is a pleasure and especially so as all the main places of interest have these useful plaques (in French and English) which give a brief bit of background and history about that particular location. In fact if you photographed them all you would have your little guidebook.
You'll get the history of the port, information about the churches, background of the main buildings and a few notes regarding local notables.
Here's a few examples -
Walk The Beach
Arrive in Roscoff, walk along the shore, rocky at first, then sandy - indescribable without using up several pages. Walk for a mile or two and you will be gobsmacked - it is just so....so....words fail me!
When I arrived about 8 am I walked into town following the "centre ville" signs and at first was not particularly impressed, the road immediately out of the ferry port takes you past a small industrial estate and the road itself was a bit shabby, but then as I entered the town itself it came visually to life. The walk is about 1km and then you reach the old port. This is more of a leisure port than a fishing one (I think the fishing port is in the other direction) but still a working port and very picturesque.
Continuing walking took me round the headland and the Anse de Laber which is a u-shaped bay with great views out to sea and to the opposite shore. Fortunately the tide was out and so I could continue along the shore, with it's rock pools, both natural and man-made, the short stretches of sandy beach with beautiful, almost white, fine sand. At that time in the morning I had the place almost to myself, just the odd dog walker and the seabirds for company.
This really is an enjoyable walk, though I can imagine that it will get very busy during the day in summer.
When the tide is in the beaches become separate little bays. This makes for no less pleasant a wander, you just have to return to the road from time-to-time. During the summer some of the beaches have lifeguards, whilst others don't, but those that do are signposted as such.*