This family-friendly seaside resort is appreciated for its unique landscape of unspoiled dunes, extensive beaches and a marine lake.
The town is structured around the lake and the island, and is criss-crossed by an extensive network of cycle paths that let you get around on a daily basis and explore the countryside. You can head off in several directions from the centre of the resort : towards the three beaches at Vieux-Boucau ; to the lake in Messanges or Soustons ; and to the Landes forest via the Vélodyssée network.
THE BEACH AND THE SEAFRONT
The seafront is composed of elegant traditional houses built on the dune and looking out over the ocean. This is surfing, swimming and surfcasting territory. There are a number of watersports schools right on the seafront. Supervised beaches are within easy reach, a few metres from the centre.
THE MARINE LAKE AT PORT D’ALBRET
An attractive 4-kilometre circuit around the marine lake lets you explore Robinson Crusoe-style, by foot, by bike or by stroller, and get a healthy dose of fresh sea air. At sunrise, it is a favourite destination for anglers and joggers and the atmosphere is both relaxed and sporty, with waiters beginning to bustle around the outside seating at cafés. Families flock to the supervised beaches of the lake a little later in the day, with their buckets and spades at the ready. Once you have strolled along the pier, crossed the weir and caught a glimpse of the Gulf of Pinsolle, it will be time to return to the town centre and bathe in the night-life.
A LIVELY RESORT
The town’s vibrant energy is shown in the wide range of events organised along the Promenade du Mail and the arena, right at the heart of the village. The location is rich in folklore and a hotspot for traditional ‘course landaise’ bull-leaping. Shows by traditional local stilt-walkers and Basque pelota players take place all summer long in the square.
Here, the seasonal market is open 6 days a week – the more the merrier ! This extensive market, alongside a gorgeous solid wood play area, will delight fans of local produce and children with energy to burn !