The best seaside resorts in the Landes

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The Côte d'Argent is famous for its magnificent Atlantic coast. With more than 100 km of linear beach, it is even considered the longest beach in Europe. The southern part of this beautiful coast is Landes! If it is very popular for its long sandy beaches, we must not forget its surf spots and its cities by the ocean of course! They are surrounded by the wonderful Landes forest and offer an idyllic setting for a multitude of activities, between land and sea. Let's go for an overview of the Landes seaside resorts , with their main tourist interest and a top 5 for find your dream destination.


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Where to go on the Landes coast?

From north to south, we take you to discover the most beautiful towns of the Landes by the sea:

  • Biscarrosse is the first seaside resort in the Landes, after the Bassin d'Arcachon. It has a double facet: Biscarrosse-Plage and Biscarrosse on the lake side. Indeed, the town has two large lakes. You will be able to enjoy the pleasures of fresh water, like the ocean.

What you will love : Spending nature holidays on the shores of the Sanguinet and Biscarrosse lakes.


Biscarrosse Central Beach


  • Mimizan is a traditional seaside town. Its history dates back to the first sea baths and you will find an interesting heritage there. Restaurants, a casino and luxury hotels will put you in the mood of this beautiful era. Don't miss a stroll along the Courant de Mimizan.

What you will love : Having fun with the Cercle Nautique de Mimizan.


Mimizan Current


  • Moliets-et-Maa is a charming little tourist resort. It exudes a holiday village atmosphere because there are many residences and rentals in the town. It also benefits from a very natural environment. Do not miss a boat trip on the Courant de Huchet.

What you will love : Enjoying the Landes Dolce Vita in Moliets-et-Maa.


Current of Huchet


  • Vieux-Boucau is a very small station. If it has only a few beaches, on the other hand you will discover an unusual Lac Marin in Port d'Albret. It is an authentic village, with a family and friendly atmosphere.

What you will love : Strolling in Vieux-Boucau and around the Marine Lake of Port d'Albret.


Port d'Albret Lake


  • Seignosse is renowned for its extraordinary natural spaces: the Etang Noir Reserve, the Etang Blanc, that of Hardy. The Golf de Seignosse is also a pleasant place for more disciplined nature lovers.

What you will love : Visiting the Etang Noir Reserve.


  • Soorts-Hossegor is the capital of surfing. It is a seaside resort with two faces, ocean and lake. It has many assets: its surf spots renowned throughout the world; the beaches of its marine lake, calmer, ideal for families.

What you will love : The surf spots and beaches of Hossegor.


Hossegor


  • Capbreton is one of the last major seaside resorts in the Landes. It is also the only port in the Landes and offers many water activities, as well as restaurants well stocked with local seafood. Besides, we suggest you visit the Capbreton fish market. You will find a beautiful variety of beaches there, from the most urban and family-oriented, to the most raw and natural.

What you will love : Go to the beautiful beaches of Capbreton.


Capbreton


  • Labenne is nestled in the Landes Forest. It also offers all kinds of nature activities: the Marais d'Orx National Nature Reserve, the Reptilarium Reptilandes, the Labenne Zoo, the Aquatic Landes amusement park, but also an equestrian center, or the Robinson tree-climbing park.

What you will like : Family and fun activities.


  • Tarnos is located at the extreme south of the Landes. It has the specificity of being located in the mouth of the Adour. You will take beautiful walks there: by the ocean and along the Barre de l'Adour, on the Barthes de l'Adour or in the Landes forest.

What you will love : The surroundings of the mouth of the Adour.


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The Top 5 seaside resorts in the Landes

Among all these beautiful resorts, the choice must be narrowed down. Here is our Top 5 to help you select the destination of your next vacation on the Landes coast:

  1. Biscarrosse-Plage and its large lakes of Cazaux-Sanguinet and Biscarrosse
  2. The surfing capital of Soorts-Hossegor
  3. The Landes port of Capbreton
  4. The seaside resort of Mimizan
  5. The holiday resort of Moliet-et-Maa

Learn more To find out where to lay your towel, see our section on the beaches of the Landes.


Vivier beach in Biscarrosse


Here we are at the end of our tour of the Landes seaside resorts. You just have to choose where you will put your suitcases to treat yourself to the edge of the ocean!


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