The Landes region of France attracts holidaymakers with its extensive beaches, pine forests and idyllic setting for board sports such as surfing. Capbreton is a quiet, family-friendly resort just a 30-minute drive from your Lou Pignada campsite, unlike its neighbour Hossegor, which is more party-oriented and trendy.
Thanks to the many safe cycle paths, you can also discover the town of Capbreton by bike, whether it's to go to the beach, the market or to visit the surrounding villages. Capbreton has 5.6 km of fine sand spread over 7 beaches. Whether you want to enjoy swimming, relaxing or surfing, the beaches of Capbreton will meet all your expectations!
Which beaches for surfing fans?
You will fall under its charm with its dune and its bunkers dating from the Second World War. This beach is ideal for surfers because the waves are mostly regular, which makes it one of the most popular beaches for surfing enthusiasts. In summer, Santosha is supervised for swimming.
La Piste Beach.
Attracting mainly locals and experienced surfers, it is known for its powerful and fast swell. La Piste Beach is a sight to behold, with impressive tubes in the middle of the blockhouses. If you're looking for peace and quiet, this beach - supervised in summer - is for you.
Plage des Océanides.
The Océanides beach is ideal for experienced surfers. With a swell that is often powerful and fast, it offers a real spectacle for the eyes. This beach is also supervised in summer.
Notre Dame Beach.
This beach bordering Hossegor is ideal for learning to surf. At low tide, surf schools crowd the beach to introduce beginners to the sport. It also attracts families in search of tranquillity.
Which beaches should you choose for a family outing?
Located opposite the shops and restaurants, Plage Centrale is popular with families as it is well protected from the strong swells. You can also try your hand at surfing with waves that are often ideal for beginners.
Plage du Prévent.
This beach has a carpet to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility. Ideal for families, this beach is supervised in summer, so you can enjoy the sunny days in complete safety.
Plage de l'Estacade.
Situated against the Capbreton pier, it is ideal for young children and people looking for a beach with few waves. However, swimming is only possible at low tide.
Must-sees during your stay in Capbreton.
The Port of Capbreton.
The only port in the Landes, the port of Capbreton plays a key role both for pleasure boaters and for the 19 fishing boats present.
The first works undertaken to develop the port activity date back to the period of the Second Empire under Napoleon III. These developments allowed the construction of the Estacade and the alignment of the quays.
An ancient place known for its whale and cod fishing, fishing has continued to play an important economic role in the region for seven centuries. Today, this activity allows us to offer fresh products sold daily at the fish market. On the stalls you will find sole, sea bream, chipirons, hake, sea bass and many others depending on the season. Something to vary the gustatory pleasures of the plancha during the summer period!
Originally, in 1858, the year it was built, the Estacade had a completely different face. It was 400 metres long instead of the 189 metres we know today and did not yet have a stone lighthouse. Today, a walk along the Estacade offers a magnificent view of the beaches, the Atlantic Ocean and the sweep of the boats.
The town centre and its pedestrian street.
Stroll through the narrow streets and be surprised by the town's heritage, where small shops and medieval houses stand side by side. Take the opportunity to stop in front of the Saint-Nicolas church and take the time to visit it to see the paintings on its walls recalling scenes from the life of Capbreton's sailors, dating back to the time of whaling.