A visit to Port d'Albret inVieux Boucau
Located 3 km away from Camping Lou Pignada, Vieux Boucau is one of those small villages in the south of the Landes where you have to linger. Nestled between the dunes and the pine forest, the smallest Landes commune is very popular with campers for its kilometers of fine sand and beaches, its marine lake and its charming flower-filled promenade, its colorful summer activities, its hiking trails and bike paths that run to Soustons, Seignosse, Léon ... A typical Landes atmosphere to discover during your camping holiday!
Lake or ocean, each one his own beach!
The Central beach and the North beach of the Sablères are two beautiful ocean beaches, watched over in the summer, which invite you to relax in the sun of the Landes. To you the joys of holidays by the sea, feet in the water and the relaxed spirit! While parents happily enjoy the joys of skiing, the children make new friends having fun at the Lou Mayoun Beach Club with trampolines and ziplines, climbing wall and playing team games ... A camping holiday where the whole family enjoys the pleasures of the seaside!
When we think of Vieux Boucau, we think of the marine lake of Port d'Albret; a unique place just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean, straddling Vieux Boucau and Soustons. If the beach of the Marin Lake is very frequented by the families, it is because the bathing there is supervised and the water is often warmer than in the ocean (count on 3 to 4 degrees more!). There are many leisure activities accessible to all: sailing club, pedal boat rental, beach games, bike path (4 km), a pedestrian promenade...
The favorite of the campsite: drive an electric boat replica from the miniature port of Soustons. A fun and original way to discover the lake and the small wild island!
A wide range of water activities for sliding!
During a camping holiday near Vieux Boucau, water sport enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice: surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, giant paddling ... Vieux-Boucau Port d'Albret is a paradise for boating! The instructors of the surf schools of Vieux Boucau will share their passion with you during a refresher course or an introductory course. If you are looking for calm and serenity, the Soustons nautical training center offers you to go down the Soustons current by kayak from the big lake to the marine lake in Soustons Plage (a 7 km course in the heart of the Landes forest).
Ideas for a walk in Vieux Boucau
Enjoy your camping holiday near Vieux Boucau to discover the natural heritage while strolling away from the bustling shoreline. Among the popular boucalaise walks of holidaymakers, the marine lake of Port d'Albret is prominently featured! On foot or by bike, this beautiful walk stretches over 5 km and is done without much difficulty for children.
If you prefer the forest, Vieux-Boucau Port d'Albret is the starting point of 4 marked trails that lead to the old bed of the Adour in the middle of the pine forest.
The discovery trail "La Palombière" (2 km or an hour walk) allows you to follow a pattern of an eight in the communal forest (101 hectares). Thematic panels explain you the life of the Landes forest (the marshes, the Way of Compostela, the shepherds ...). To see on your way: an authentic rehabilitated palombière.
The heritage of Vieux Boucau
Stroll around the arena of Vieux Boucau which becomes in the summer the theater of Basque pelota tournaments and traditional Landes dances. Continue the walk to the Spanish bullring of the village, real temple of the landaise course. The Church of St. Clement, whose origins date back to 1632, also worth a detour. You can admire biblical frescoes from the 20th century, as well as an old white marble altar and neo-Gothic altarpiece.
What to do in Vieux Boucau? The favorites of the campsite
The Camping ***** Lou Pignada gives you his little heart-stroke to spend a beautiful holiday in Vieux Boucau! Discover the traditional animations that take place at the arena "Joseph Laudouat" from mid-June to mid-September: course landaise, waders Landes, part of Basque pelota grand chistera.
Stroll the craft market on the edge of the marine lake which is held every Wednesday during the summer from 7pm. Play a game of mini-golf with your family on an 18-hole course (accessible from 3 years old) in a beautiful setting representing the heritage monuments.
Take part in the Festival Nas de Guit, which celebrates Occitan music in Gascony every year at the beginning of July. Enjoy the week of the Landaise Race of Vieux Boucau in August, where the best spreaders in silver bolero are measured with the most famous cows of the Landes cattle raising!