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The seaside

Crédits photos : O. Boisseau

Beach resorts and water sports in outstanding surroundings


From the Cordouan lighthouse to Arcachon bay, 126 km of endless sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. An open space where you are free to choose whatever you want to do from lazing around to surfing in the resort of your choice: Soulac-sur-Mer, Vendays-Montalivet, le Verdon-sur-Mer, Pyla sur Mer, Porge Océan, Lacanau Océan, Hourtin plage, Grayan-et-L'Hôpital, Carcans, Cap-Ferret.


Behind the coastal dune, sheltered by the pine trees, are three large, protected natural lakes : Carcans-Hourtin, the biggest lake in France at 6000 hectares, Lacanau and Cazaux, suitable for family bathing and watersports : windsurfing, catamaraning, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, surfing, bodysurfing, surf boat rowing,...


Popular with surfers, the Lacanau-Océan resort hosts one of the major stages of the surfing world championship every year in August, known as the « Lacanau Pro ». The many surfing clubs welcome children from the age of 6 upwards and offer courses for all ages and levels.


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Arcachon bay is an inland sea bordered by the Cap-Ferret peninsula, the Pilat Dune and the Leyre

delta, and is ideal for safe family bathing.


Discovering the Arcachon area via its waterways is an absolute must : whether you choose to travel

by pinasse,a traditional boat, canoe, « tillole » a typical Arcachon electric boat , catamaran, or with the boatmen of Arcachon, you’re guaranteed a great day out for the whole family.


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