Hossegor : EUROPEAN SURFING AND LIFESTYLE CAPITAL
With its immense stretches of fine sandy beaches that are perfect for sunbathing, Hossegor is without a doubt a seaside resort that offers a superb standard of living. Its 7 km of beaches mean that everyone can chill out and enjoy the countryside before taming the world-famous waves, where the cream of the surfing world come every year to compete for the Quiksilver Pro.
The marine lake is no less beautiful. Nourished by the ocean tides, it comes to life in the summer and draws in numerous swimmers, who come to enjoy its four supervised beaches. Surrounded by magnificent villas, gardens and parks, you can also sample the oysters or have a drink as you watch the sun go down.
Fans of the fairway are also in luck, as Hossegor boasts a magnificent golf club, created in the middle of a pine and cork oak forest on sandy soil and sheltered from the wind. This 18-hole course’s natural and authentic appearance has placed it on the list of the 50 most beautiful European golf courses and purists will love it.
As far as going out is concerned, Hossegor moves and shakes to the rhythm of regular events all year round. Fashionistas and fans of boho chic can peruse the numerous shops in the town centre.
Boardsports enthusiasts will find something for them at the Pédebert business park, which contains a decent number of factory outlets (surfwear, skating clothing and shaper fashion), not to mention restaurants serving up exotic and healthy cuisine. The hottest date in the calendar for this business park is the big Easter casual trading day, where you will have the opportunity to make a host of bargains.
All these highlights make Hossegor a melting-pot of cultures and flavours where everyone lives life at their own pace and respects the well-preserved environment.