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THE BEACHES OF ARCACHON

Talking about the Bassin d’Arcachon without mentioning the many beaches is impossible!

Between the Bassin and the Ocean, the Bassin d’Arcachon is a multiple and delicate ecosystem, bordered by fine sand, varying between authentic ports, ocean beaches, natural lakes… Running over several hundred kilometres, the beaches of the Bassin each have their own specificity.

Natural beaches in the heart of the city

In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Point France , the Bassin beaches are ideal for peaceful tanning sessions. Regulated by the tides, the salt water beaches of the Basin benefit from ideal temperature conditions, supervised bathing areas, activities dedicated to children and the family, while allowing you to eat or even enjoy all the shops of the city center in just a few steps …

Do you want tranquility, pine-lined sands, a drink after taking a dip? You will inevitably find a beach that meets all your desires at the Bassin d’Arcachon.

Beware of rising and falling tides: from one day to the next, the water recedes and sets up its bed at very fluctuating times…

We must keep in mind the unique aspect of the beaches on the Basin: the Baïnes. In case of high tide, strong currents, fine sands and low level, the currents of variable and contrary intensity meet and can drag a person being trapped inside several hundred meters from the side. In this case, there is only one thing to do: do not struggle and let yourself be carried by the current. Once the latter has subsided, swim quietly towards the beach, and signal to the supervisors if they are present.

Do not hesitate to visit the Bassin d’Arcachon website to find out more about the supervised beaches.

The Ocean Beaches

The Atlantic beaches, or ocean beaches, offer wide spaces lined with fine sand. As a couple, with friends or family, the beaches of Petit Nice, or the Lagoon will allow you to enjoy. In all seasons, its invigorating maritime air and an exceptional view, in a preserved natural area. You can check the tides here .

The Beaches of the Basin

In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Point France, the Bassin beaches are ideal for peaceful tanning sessions. Regulated by the tides, the salt water beaches of the Basin benefit from ideal temperature conditions. As well as supervised bathing areas, activities dedicated to children and the family. While allowing you to eat and enjoy all the shops in the city center in just a few steps

Cazaux Lake

Cazaux Lake offers you a calm and relaxing environment. Located in the heart of a pine forest, with fresh water ideal for delicate skin, for young and old, with family and friends.

Many activities can be offered to you in the immediate vicinity of Lake Cazaux:

windsurfing, canoeing…

Nautical Activities

You can also exert yourself by practicing nautical activities. Between schools or water sports equipment rental companies, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, kite-surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving… Surfing enthusiasts can also take advantage of ideal conditions, especially at La Salie beach.

You will find the activity that suits you.

PILAT DUNE

THE PILAT DUNE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU WITH ITS 109 METERS HIGH, 500 METERS WIDE, 2,700 METERS LONG, AND SOME 60 MILLION M³ OF GRAINS OF FINE QUARTZ SAND… THE GREAT DUNE OF PILAT, THE MOST DUNE HIGH IN EUROPE, OWES ITS FAME TO ITS EXCEPTIONAL DIMENSIONS AND TO THE EXCEPTIONAL PANORAMA IT OFFERS OVER THE FOREST, THE BANK OF ARGUIN AND THE OCEAN.

A place to discover

From the Gascon “Pilot” or “heap” of sand, the Dune du Pilat is not to be confused with the seaside resort Pyla-sur-Mer. The whimsical spelling was meant to bring a touch of exoticism to its residents.

The Dune du Pilat is above all and above all a remarkable geomorphological phenomenon . Born from a complex interplay between sand, winds and tides, this natural monument has the particularity of being in perpetual motion, evolving over the years.

It is a fragile ecosystem that needs to be protected. Many facilities have been put in place to climb the Dune du Pilat in complete safety. All while allowing you to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of the Bassin d’Arcachon, the adjoining pine forest and the ocean.

Immerse yourself in the heart of an exceptional landscape. For thrill seekers, the Dune du Pilat is also the take-off point for hang gliders or colorful paragliders.

All around the Dune, many walks will guide you between the pines, in the heart of the user forest of La Teste-de-Buch. If you prefer to orient yourself towards the Water, the top of the Dune will naturally guide you towards its side. In order to take advantage of the delicate fine sandy beaches of the Bassin d’Arcachon. You can reach by walking at your own pace along the Dune, the Corniche beach. Located opposite the Banc d’Arguin, towards Arcachon, or go up towards Petit Nice beach, towards Biscarrosse.

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