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ARCACHON BAY

Campsite near the Arcachon basin

The Landes Océanes campsite is located not far from the Bassin d'Arcachon, making it easy for holidaymakers staying in the Landes to spend a day in the four-season city and enjoy the oyster-farming villages surrounding the basin.
A 4-star establishment, our campsite south of the Bassin d'Arcachon has a beautiful indoor swimming pool, a spa area, a bar and a restaurant.
You will also find all the leisure facilities for a pleasant family stay.
The center of Arcachon can be reached in less than an hour and a half by the A63.
The major sites surrounding the basin, such as the Dune du Pilat, the Banc d'Arguin and Cap Ferret, can be visited for the day from the Landes Océanes campsite.
Enjoy a comfortable stay in a mobile home to discover this unique natural space on the border of Landes and Gironde.

maison arcachon pilotis

Visit and discovery
Of Arcachon bay

Bounded by the towns of La Teste-de-Buch to the south, Lège-Cap-Ferret to the west and the Leyre delta to the east, the Bassin d'Arcachon is a veritable inland sea, open to the ocean. Atlantic, through the passes of the Arcachon basin, representing the only breach in the long 250 kilometer dune cord of the Côte d'Argent.

Triangular in shape, it is surrounded by more than 80 kilometers of flat coastline or wooded dunes.

Fishing and boating have always been practiced there. For more than 2000 years, tapping was practiced intensively but is abandoned nowadays.

In the center of the basin, discover the "bird island" and its "tchanquées" cabins, cabins on stilts, typical of the Arcachon basin. Since the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the economy of the basin has turned towards oyster farming and tourism.

In addition to the natural beauty of the site, do not miss the visit of Cap-Ferret, the Dune du Pilat and the Banc d'Arguin, classified as a nature reserve.

pyla

Climb to the top
Of the Dune du Pyla

The Pyla dune: the highest dune in Europe at 110 meters above sea level and symbol of the Arcachon basin, discover the Pyla dune, located in Teste-de-Buch, in Gironde.
This geological curiosity, 500 meters wide from east to west, and 2.7 kilometers long from north to south, is made up of approximately 60 million cubic meters of sand.
Located in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne, its altitude varies constantly, evolving between 100 and 117 meters above sea level. In perpetual motion, the Pyla (or Pilat) dune advances implacably towards the interior of the territory, and gradually covers the houses and infrastructures present on its way, while sending in the waves, the houses built on the sea side.

In order to preserve the site, which is frequented by many tourists throughout the year, the dune has been the subject of several rehabilitation and visit planning measures, as part of a "large site national ".

For the sports enthusiasts, climb the dune to reach its summit and discover an exceptional panorama of the surroundings, and descend the dune with great strides to descend it quickly towards the forest. The less athletic will appreciate using the stairs, whether to go up or down.

At the top, air and wind recreation are in the spotlight and many paragliders and pilots of radio-controlled scale models constantly survey this site.

Arcachon Bay tourism: the must-sees

  • Arcachon and its four districts: the summer town, the autumn town, the spring town and the winter town. On the heights, the latter is famous for its 19th century villas, its Moorish park and its Sainte-Cécile belvedere.
  • The ascent of the Dune du Pilat in the south of the basin, the highest dune in Europe with its 110 meters in height.
  • The typical oyster ports that border the basin, to taste oysters between the colorful huts of Lège-Cap-Ferret, La Teste-de-Buch, Mimbeau or Biganos.
  • The cabins on stilts of the bird island, picturesque cabins on stilts that can be approached by boat at high tide.
  • The visit of the oyster house and the aquarium museum in Arcachon.
  • The Cap Ferret lighthouse, its 258 steps and its panoramic view of the Arcachon basin, the Atlantic Ocean and the Dune du Pilat.
  • The markets of the cities and villages of the basin, their fresh and local products and their warm atmosphere.
  • The ornithological reserve of Tech: two loops can be made between marshes, lagoons and meadows, which allow you to observe several hundred species of birds.
  • The canoe trip in the Domaine de Juillet-Graveyron, between old salt marshes, fish farming basins and salt meadows.
  • Boat trips and initiations to oyster farming, to discover the oyster beds and the oyster ports of the basin aboard a pinnace or a sailboat.