There are no fewer than six ports in the Heart of the Bay, and each of its romantic beaches is unique.
By high or low tide, you might admire the oyster huts, pinnaces and sailboats, delight in the famous Arcachon Bay oyster, or enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.
At the heart of the forest, you’ll admire the brightly coloured huts that bring this spot its irresistible charm. Your eyes will delight in this enchanting setting, as will your palate when you taste the shellfish at the Oyster hut. Drift along in a canoe from Courant d’Eyre or embark aboard a flat-bottomed boat with Lou Batel’Eyre. As you drift along the Leyre, you’ll encounter the fauna and flora of this special setting.
This vast new marina is sleepy for most of the year, but when the summer arrives, it unfurls its sails to delightful effect. It awakens with the first warm rays of sun, and – with a favourable tide – beckons visitors to set sail for l’île aux oiseaux and its famous huts on stilts.
If you have an irresistible urge to plunge into the refreshing water, but find that the tide is out… Don’t panic! At the port of Audenge, the longest outdoor seawater swimming pool in Europe – complete with access for the handicapped – is there to fulfil your wish, as is the swimming area of Lanton Beach, complete with amenities and the “Handiplage” label. These swimming areas are supervised by a lifeguard in July and August, and they accommodate most of the Cap 33 sports activities.