The phare du Portzic is situated on the north-eastern extremity of the Goulet de Brest and is the nearest lighthouse to the town of Brest. It was inscribed as a monument historique before 1987. On the seaward side of the bottleneck entrance to the goulet, the lighthouse faces the Pointe des Espagnols.
It was built on military land in 1848, at the same time as the phare du Petit Minou (started slightly earlier to the north of the Goulet. It was electrified in 1953 and automated in 1984.
Address 29200, France
Coordinates 48°21'29.812" N -4°32'2.414" E