Sports and Leisure in the Bay of Arcachon
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Sports and Leisure : Sports and Leisure in the Bay of Arcachon

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sportsman, let yourself be guided by your desire to practice the activity of your choice near the campsite.

Sports and Leisure in the Bay of Arcachon


Whether you are a beginner or you want to improve your skills, come and surf on the waves of the Grand Crohot ocean beach, located 6 kms from the campsite.

Surfing schools offer you discovery sessions, ideal to get your first gliding sensations or surfing courses for the more initiated. An activity available 10 minutes from the campsite.

Note that the equipment (surfboard, wetsuit...) is provided as well as the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Also, for those who wish to surf at their own pace and in complete freedom, boards adapted to each level are also available for hire.

Would you like to go further south of the Cap Ferret peninsula, to the Horizon beach?

In a training course, in private lessons, in a discovery package, you will learn to surf and to know the ocean. To this end, Alex works through fun exercises that are accessible to all.

While the more experienced ones work on their technique and share their experience!


Paddle, water skiing, parasailing
Paddle, water skiing, parasailing

Paddle, water skiing, parasailing

If you want to discover the Bay in a sporting way, there are several possibilities available to you.

Paddleboarding is an ideal way of getting around on the water, while enjoying an incredible view of the Bay of Arcachon!

The bonus: you work your back, buttocks and abdominal muscles gently at the same time! This way, your sports session is transformed into a real moment of relaxation.

On your board, you can access the most hidden places of the Arcachon Basin. Discover these secret spots at your own pace and according to your desires!

Treat yourself and book a water skiing or wakeboarding session supervised by a state-approved instructor in Cap Ferret. To have fun with friends or to have a good time with your family.

Alone, with two or three people in the same parachute, take off in complete safety at a height of 50 metres. Then you will discover a breathtaking view of the whole Arcachon Basin. Spend an unforgettable moment in a unique setting, admiring the Banc d'Arguin, the Dune du Pilat and the Ile aux Oiseaux... seen from above!

Finally a magical and unforgettable moment guaranteed!

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With family or friends, discover the Arcachon basin and its surroundings during a canoe/kayak trip in the salt meadows nature reserve. This activity is only 4km from the campsite!

With this in mind, Bécalou Canoë Kayak offers canoeing and kayaking trips, with or without supervision, from the oyster port of Arès.

Open every day in season from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Information on or on 05 57 70 49 00

Scuba diving

Explore the seabed of the Arcachon basin and discover one of the largest natural reserves of seahorses in France.

The Hippo diving school based in Grand Piquey, on the Cap-Ferret peninsula, (12 kms from the campsite) offers first dives, training courses, explorations or snorkelling trips.

Thanks to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the team of state-certified instructors will take you to observe the seahorses that live in hundreds in the Arcachon basin.

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Nautical club

Would you like to discover or improve your sailing or catamaran skills?

To this end, several training courses are available at the Claouey Nautical Club (7 km from the campsite): Catamaran training courses for beginners and initiated, dinghy, rowing or windsurfing.

In the same way, you can also discover traditional sailing on a sailboat or pinasse.

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But also...


For a walk or a hike, take the marked paths of the Basin. This way you can get some fresh air while discovering the wide variety of natural areas that the Bay of Arcachon has to offer.

The hiking trails are there to guide you through the salt meadows for example. Finally, in order to discover the most important sites such as the Dune du Pilat, the salt meadows, the oyster farming villages and ports or the town of Arcachon, walking is the best way to go!

Example of a hike :

The reservoirs of Piraillan in Lège-Cap-Ferret (about ten kilometres from the campsite)

This natural site of more than 40 hectares is made up of salt water plans favourable to the development of many plant and animal species.

To this end, for the pleasure of young and old alike, two walking routes are marked out!

Guided tours are also organised during the summer months.

Information on other examples of walks on the website of the tourist office of Lège-Cap-Ferret or on


Ideally located at the entrance of the peninsula of Cap-Ferret, 11 kms from the campsite, discover Cap Golf.

This new golf site includes :

  • a 9-hole synthetic and lit course,
  • an 18-station driving range,
  • two bars,
  • a club house with a swimming pool reserved for members,
  • a bowling green,
  • a Footgolf course.

In short, a unique place in the middle of the pines.

Open every day from 9am to 2am.

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