Things to do when camping in Landes
The peaceful lull of the Atlantic Ocean, sweet aroma of fragrant pines and feeling of soft sand between your toes can all be sensed on a camping holiday in Landes. This wonderful destination fills your heart with nature, and an optimism for truly memorable outdoor moments.
Biscarrosse Lake lies in the north of Landes, and attracts visitors from far and wide due to its peaceful ambiance and numerous aquatic related activities. On the water, holidaymakers can indulge in paddle boarding, canoeing and swimming while the banks of the lake edge against charming woodland that’s ideal for walking and cycling trips.
The beaches close to the lake are equally activity-rich, with water sports that rely on the generous waves of the Atlantic Ocean among the most popular. Treat yourself and the kids to a surfing lesson or skim over the waves on a jet ski. Back at the lake, youngsters will love a trip to the giant inflatables of AquaPark Biscarrosse. At Lake Sanguinet, why not try out some yachting, trout fishing, aqua biking or parasailing?
If you pitch up near Mimizan, you’ll have plenty of fun in the waters of Lake Aureilhan or on the gorgeous beaches of Plage de l'Espécier and Plage de Contis. For pleasant walks at the lake, you’ll find a blooming marvellous abundance of flowers, trees and shrubs at La Promenade Fleurie.
Towards the southern end of the department, you’ll find a few of our Landes campsites nestled in convenient and scenic patches of land close to the resorts of Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton. Just like the rest of Landes, you’ll find blissful beaches and idyllic lakes on your doorstep. The soft grains of Plage des Estagnots, Plage du Penon and Plage Centrale are ideal for sunbathing and sandcastle building, while the waves of La Graviere attract serious surfers.
For a relaxing meander through some of the department’s most beautiful scenery, make time for a boat trip on the Courant d’Huchet River. Originating from Lake Leon, the waterway gently flows past beautiful natural surroundings before emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean. For birdwatching opportunities, head to the wetlands of Orx Marsh.
If you are staying at the southern end of Landes, you can easily hop across the department’s border into neighbouring Pyrénées-Atlantiques where the popular seaside of Biarritz lies. Enjoy a visit to the City Ocean Museum, Biarritz Aquarium and Rocher de la Vierge, as well as tucking into a delicious seafood lunch.
Camping in Landes: an ideal destination for camping in freedom
Discover Landes, with its mild and oceanic climate, its fine sandy beaches and its pine forests. Plan your next stay between the sea and the forest, where you can experience nature in its purest state, and enjoy outdoor activities all year round.
The coast of Landes , an ocean of freedom blessed with majestic nature, is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. Take a break and indulge in a variety of recreations like swimming or idling on the beach, before exploring the history and culture of this wonderful region.
Activities in Landes number many.... days out by the sea and the lakes, water sports and sailing, biking along scenic cycling paths that follow the ocean. Our campsites in Landes feature inviting wellness areas and offer a wide choice of outdoor activities for sports enthusiasts. Youngsters will love their holidays as they enjoy swimming pools with water slides, outdoor playgrounds and children's clubs. Camping in Landes brings the whole family together for unique holidays!
Going camping in the Landes? Top 5 places to discover
The Landes coast has a unique cultural and natural heritage. From the fine sandy beaches by the ocean to the lakes and forests that line the coast, there are many hidden treasures to discover!
Écomusée de Marquèze
Experience life of times gone by at Écomusée de Marquèze, an authentic village that one was of the first of its kind in France. Travel back in time as a family and discover a charming hamlet featuring age-old houses and the traditions, culture and heritage of Landes. Learn the ways of life of yesteryear, explore old furnished houses and mills, as well as enjoying treasure hunts and workshops.
La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic Cycling Route
Attention cycling enthusiasts... get on your bike for a journey of more than 1200km through enchanting forest with the ocean as your backdrop! Between Roscoff and Hendaye, follow the longest cycle route in France and savour the calmness and the scents of the forest before you reach Contis lighthouse, the only lighthouse in the Landes.
Natural Reserve of the Courant d'Huchet
For nature lovers, the Natural Reserve of the Courant d'Huchet, also known as the little Landes Amazon, is a must see for anyone visiting Landes. It is a naturally beautiful area decorated with exceptional landscapes, and boasts remarkable fauna and flora which continues to help preserve its natural character. The best way to visit the reserve is on foot or by boat.
Delta De La Leyre
For active and sporty holidays, it's highly recommended that you spend some time in the Delta De La Leyre. Enjoy a canoe trip through the deciduous forest and observe more than forty protected species of tree in this beautiful natural space.
A little gem in the Bas-Armagnac region, stroll through one of the most beautiful villages in France and discover a village steeped in history, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque Bastides in the south.
The most beautiful lakes to visit while camping in Landes
Discover a unique set of small and large lakes with crystal clear and shallow waters bordered by fine sandy beaches and surrounded by forests that exude calm and serenity.
Lac d'Hossegor is a beautiful marine lake blessed with incredibly rich fauna and flora. Venture around the lake on the paths that edge against the water and discover its fine sandy beaches, traditional houses, oyster huts and pretty natural landscapes. The lake is an ideal destination for hiking, walking, running, swimming and sailing.
Lac de Parentis-Biscarrosse
Covering an area of 3400 hectares, Lake Biscarrosse-Parentis is appreciated for its calmness and serenity. It's the ideal place for recharging your batteries or enjoying water sports. With a little Caribbean air, dive into its crystal clear waters and try diving, windsurfing, water skiing or even parasailing. We highly recommend visiting this small body of water bordered by ports and charming villages.
Lac de Cazaux-Sanguinet
Lac de Cazaux-Sanguinet is the second largest freshwater lake in France, and is a haven of peace renowned for its tranquillity. Surrounded by pine trees and featuring many white sand beaches and wild coves, the lake is a very popular place throughout the year for divers and fishermen.
Lac d’Aureilhan in Mimizan
Renowned for its small beaches and its tranquillity, the 340-hectare Lake of Aureilhan offers you an idyllic setting for enjoying water sports such as paddle boarding or Hawaiian canoeing as well as walks on the flowery promenade around Lake. Freshwater fishing enthusiasts will be delighted to bring up carp, pike, eel and other fish to enjoy on the barbecue.
Which departments border Landes?
Whether you decide to go north via Vendée, Gironde or Lot-et-Garonne or south via Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Gers or Hautes-Pyrénées, you can discover many other departments nearby.
Our advice for camping holidays in Landes
Everything you need to know before going on holiday by the Landes coast!
How much does it cost to go camping in Landes?
Your holiday budget for going camping in Landes varies according to a number of factors including the star rating of the campsite, the services offered and its location. To take advantage of the best offers, book your stay outside school holidays.
What different types of accommodation are available on our campsites in Landes?
We offer many different types of accommodation at our campsites in Landes including pitches with electricity for motor homes, mobile home, lodges and tents.
What are the best activities to do in Landes?
There are many activities and places to visit in Landes... Cap Breton the only port of Landes, Lake Arjuzaux - the wintering refuge of the common crane, the unspoiled beach of Cap de l'Homy and Phare de Contis, the only lighthouse in the Landes.
What are the best campsites in Landes
Campsite La Rive has a fabulous water park as well as an outdoor swimming pool while Campsite Pipiou has a colourful swimming pool complex with a brilliant splash playground.
Which campsite should you book in Landes?
With family, friends or as a couple, book your stay according to the services and facilities offered. Take advantage of balance payment extensions, free cancellations and refund guarantees. Do not hesitate to consult the customer reviews on our site and make your choice!
What are the campsites in Landes by a lake or the sea?
Relax on beautiful sandy beaches with direct access from your campsite when you stay at Lou Pignada Ondres, Lou Pignada Messanges , Domaine de la Marina , Lou Broustaricq or Azu’rivage.
Which campsites accept dogs?
Which campsites in Landes have spas?