Ocean beaches

If you like the waves of the South West and large fine sandy beaches, opt for the ocean beaches in Arcachon Bay. Beaches such as Le Petit Nice, La Lagune and La Salie in La Teste de Buch, or L’Horizon, Le Truc Vert, Le Grand Crohot and La Garonne in Lège-Cap Ferret are favourite spots for surfers.

Bay beaches

The beaches here are calmer and you can only swim at high tide. From Arcachon to Lège-Cap Ferret you can choose between large, fine sandy beaches and small, more discreet beaches. In Lège-Cap Ferret, lots of them are located near oyster-farming villages such as L’Herbe, Le Canon and Piraillan beaches. Alternate between swimming, eating oysters at the water’s edge and strolling through the villages!

The beaches at Cazaux Lake

Situated in the heart of the pine forest, the beaches at the large freshwater lake of Cazaux are perfect for families with children! Venture into wild coves or onto a beach in the shade of pine trees. At Cazaux-Lac and Laouga beaches you will find plenty of activities to do such as diving, sailing and stand-up paddle.

4 man-made swimming bays

Take your choice between Le Teich or Audenge near the port, Lanton near the entrance to Domaine de Certes, or St Brice in Arès. These bays are a good alternative for when the tide is out!