Camping on the Atlantic Coast
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Camping on the Atlantic Coast

Each camper will find the beach that resembles him: wild beaches lined with dunes for surfers, supervised beaches with children's club for families, small sandy coves for vacationers in search of tranquility, naturist beaches for a holiday while staying lightness. To get to know each other better, here are some beaches near the Lou Pignada 5 star campsite among the favorites of the Landes.

Sea, Surf and Sun on the Southwest Coast!

Enjoy your camping holiday to discover the Landes "sea side" and the charm of the seaside resorts of the South Atlantic coast as Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Seignosse, Hossegor, Capbreton. You will also appreciate the sweet life of the small villages of the Landes littoral such as Messanges, Moliets, Vieux-Boucau or Vielle-Saint-Girons. After that, you can go for a dip in the ocean, give yourself a sailing trip on the Bay of Biscay or a nap in the shade of pine trees on your campsite! To make you want to spend your next camping holiday in the Landes by the sea, here is a little overview of what your stay on the Atlantic coast!

Littoral des Landes et océan Atlantique

The beaches of the Landes are the most beautiful of the Atlantic!

Did you know that New Aquitaine is "the longest sandy beach in Europe"? With no less than 750 km of coastline, the pleasures of the neo-Aquitaine Atlantic coastline are endless: water sports, swimming, bicycle paths along the ocean and lively seaside resorts ... there are a thousand and one ways to go swimming. 

  • Chênes Lièges Beach - Moliets.

On the program, swimming and sunbathing, surfing course, but also kitesurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, sand yachting...Small and very cute, the beach of Chênes Lièges in Moliets and Mâa (5 km) is called by the locals "the green beach", because it can be reached by foot or by bike. That's why the beach is less crowded in summer and is more intimate!

  • Marine Lake Beach - Soustons.

The beach of the marine lake of Port d'Albret Soustons (6 km) is a small corner of paradise for families just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean. Children will be able to swim safely because the swimming areas are always well defined and supervised in July and August. There is a multitude of water activities (sailing, windsurfing, boat rentals, paddle boats, beach games ...). To discover: the walk around the marine lake of Port-d'Albret in Vieux-Boucau / Soustons-Plage and its pretty panoramas...

  • La Lette Blanche Beach - Vielle.

If you dream of wild beaches with false airs unexplored, then the beach of the Lette Blanche in Vielle Saint Girons (11 km - direction Pichelèbe) is for you. Good to know: the beach has parking in the shade of pine trees! If you walk 1 km in the sand to the north, you reach the naturist beach of Arnaoutchot.

Surfeurs au coucher de soleil dans les Landes sur la page d'Hossegor
  • The Bourdaines Beach - Seignosse.

The Bourdaines beach in Seignosse (18 km) is a bit of the unexpected, even confidential, beach of Seignosse. Well known surfers, she is also very popular with families. In summer, swimming is supervised and bathers are much less numerous than on the sister beaches of Penon and Estagnots.

  • The Central Beach - Hossegor.

The Central beach of Hossegor (20 km) is a huge family beach in the center of the city, on the side of the Place des Landais where many restaurants and cafés flourish. Ideal for eating an ice cream on the terrace after swimming!

  • The Estacade - Capbreton.

Located behind the casino, the small beach of the Estacade in Capbreton (25 km) is at the heart of everything! During the summer you will enjoy a supervised swimming, the blue of the sea and the sweetness of the sun. The Estacade becomes in the evening, the theater of spectacles, concerts, exhibitions and other open-air animations!

Père et fils allant surfer dans les vagues de l'océan Atlantique dans les Landes

Would you like to learn about surf at The Landes?

The Landes spots, especially Hossegor and Seignosse, attract surfers from all over the world from May to November. If you want to go for a camping on the Atlantic coast and surf the most beautiful waves of the coast, chose the Landes rather than Brittany!

The surf spirit is the ocean, sharing and solidarity, but it is especially the pleasure of living in nature! And what's more "natural" than a camping holiday on the Atlantic coast? Located next to the most famous surf spots in the Landes, camping Lou Pignada is nestled in the heart of a beautiful pine forest, around 1.5 km from the beach!

The beaches of the Landes are considered as the best beach break (waves of sand) and the waves landaises are often compared to those of Hawaii. The younger ones can start with bodyboarding at Capbreton Surf School and the older ones can get a 100% Surf adventure in Hossegor! But the most pleasant is probably to find yourself at the spot of your dreams.

But do you know how surf began on the Atlantic coast? The origin of surfing in France dates back to the 1950s, when Peter Viertel, writer and American writer, directed the film "Le soleil s'évève aussi" in Biarritz.

Impressed by the waves of the Basque Coast, he asked to be delivered a surfboard directly from California between two reels of film... that's how the first board arrived in Biarritz! Subsequently, surfing is emulated and pioneers like Joel de Rosnay, Jo Moraiz, Michel Barland and Georges Hennebutte democratize the surf practice in France.

Vue aérienne de Vieux Boucau et l'océan Atlantique dans les Landes

The Vélodyssée (bike path), the Atlantic coasting!

Among the many advantages offered by camping holidays on the Atlantic coast, bike rides are at the top of the list and that's good because the 5-star campsite Lou Pignada is labeled Accueil Vélo - Vélodyssée! The Vélodyssée stretches over 1,200 km along the Atlantic Ocean, from Roscoff in Brittany to Hendaye in the Basque Country. The longest cycle route in France and its ramifications have hundreds of kilometers of cycle paths, forest roads and greenways. From the campsite in Messanges, you can cycle towards Léon to the north (14 km) or further south to Seignosse (12 km) and Capbreton (24 km). If you are a passionate cyclo camper and plan to explore the entire Atlantic coast by bicycle, then you will enjoy the 163 km of cycle paths that cross the Landes from North to South (and vice versa). From Biscarrosse and Tarnos, you drive through the pine forests, along the long sandy beaches and never far from the great lakes of the Landes!

Cycliste en vélo le long de la dune et dans la forêt des Landes