Top 10 things to do in Biscarrosse

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Biscarrosse is a very famous seaside resort in the Landes. And it's not surprising because it has many assets to satisfy all your holiday desires. It is a city with two faces. On the ocean side, it has magnificent beaches and very good surf spots. On the lake side, between the Etang de Cazaux and Sanguinet and the Lac de Biscarrosse and Parentis, it offers leisure centers very popular with families and exceptional natural sites. To not miss any of the pleasures of Biscarrosse, we offer you a Top 10 of the best things to do in Biscarrosse.


Opening photo: Biscarrosse Beach - Photo credit © Xavier / AdobeStock


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1) Walk around the seaside resort

Biscarrosse is considered the first seaside resort in the Landes. It is also a resort area for many inhabitants of the Landes, who come to enjoy the sweetness of life in the Landes by the ocean. It offers many aquatic leisure activities at sea, but also on the shores of its bodies of water. It is a lively and friendly city in all seasons.


The good idea Spend nature holidays on the shores of the Sanguinet and Biscarrosse lakes and the beaches


Learn more? The best seaside resorts in the Landes


Sanguinet Lake

Lac de Sanguinet - Photo credit © Guide des Landes

2) Surfing on the beaches of Biscarrosse

Biscarrosse has a beautiful ocean frontage with long beaches, ideal for surfing. For beginners, the North Beach is easier to access because it is closer to the city center, with many services. For those who prefer adventure and wilder sites, the Plage du Vivier is the place to go. Along the Landes forest, it is more isolated.


The good idea An initiation to surfing at the Point Break school


Learn more? Landes surf spots


3) Family fun at the Biscarrosse-Lac leisure center

If you are with your family, it is near Biscarrosse-Lac that you will find what you are looking for. To the north, there is the Etang de Cazaux and Sanguinet and its aquatic leisure bases:

To the south, Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis is also well equipped, with its rental station for pedal boats, paddles and other boats: the Aqualoisirs.


Learn more? Bodies of Water and Leisure Centers in the Landes (fr)


4) Take a nature walk on the Etang des Forges site

The Etang des Forges is an artificial body of water, formed by the old forges of Biscarrosse. The site has been rehabilitated and fitted out for your comfort. It is today a very preserved natural space, where you can observe the local fauna and flora.


The good idea Take a walk on the Courant des Forges discovery trail


Learn more? The Etang des Forges in Ychoux


5) Explore the Landes Forest on an electric scooter

The Landes Forest is a natural area of great beauty. It is also protected by the Regional Natural Park of Landes de Gascogne. You can go hiking or biking here. But if you want to change a little, we strongly advise you to ride an electric scooter to criss-cross the forest paths, with your family, without effort.


The good idea In the Landes forests on an electric scooter with Trottin'Bisca


Learn more? The most beautiful walks and hikes in the Landes, near the ocean and inland


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6) Swinging at the Biscarrosse golf course

Whether you are a real golfer or want to try out this sport, the Golf de Biscarrosse is made for you. It is a magnificent 27-hole course, with a driving range. To get you in the mood, start by settling in at the Clubhouse, while you choose your circuit. From initiation to advanced training, there is something for all levels.


Learn more? Biscarrosse Golf


Photo credit © Le Golf de Biscarrosse

Photo credit © Le Golf de Biscarrosse

7) Cycling on the coastal paths of Biscarrosse

Do you like cycling? Biscarrosse is a favorite site for cyclists. There are many cycle paths that allow you to connect the main tourist sites around Biscarrosse-Lac or Biscarrosse-Plage. Not to mention that you can also join the famous Vélodyssée there.


    Learn more? Cycling in the Landes: cycle paths and greenways!


    Cycling at the Sanguinet or Cazaux pond - Photo credit © Guide des Landes

    Cycling at the Sanguinet or Cazaux pond - Photo credit © Guide des Landes

    8) Go Hawaiian canoeing on Lake Sanguinet

    Do you know the Hawaiian canoe? Whether you are already initiated or simply curious, it is a return to the sources, an experience closer to nature, that you will live at Yak Océan, on the Sanguinet Lake. And if this walk inspires you, know that there are all kinds of other activities to try.


    The good idea Embark aboard a Hawaiian Canoe with Yak'Océan (fr)


    9) Pilot a seaplane and admire Biscarrosse, seen from the sky

    What if we took a little height to admire Biscarrosse from a new angle? For this, we have selected for you an idea that is off the beaten track. Flying a plane is already not common, but a seaplane is downright unusual!


    The good idea A first flight at the Vol des Aigles


    Photo credit © Flight of the Eagles

    Photo credit © Flight of the Eagles

    10) Enter butterfly heaven…

    To end this Top 10 in style, we're taking you to paradise, just that! There is a magical place in Biscarrosse. You will make a detour to the Tropics, to discover the most beautiful insects in the world: butterflies. It is an immersion in a microcosm, which will dazzle you with shimmering colors and will tell you this extraordinary story which transforms a simple caterpillar into a majestic butterfly.


    Learn more? Visit Butterfly Paradise


    We hope that this Top 10 visits to do in Biscarrosse has inspired you for your next vacation in the Landes.


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