At the end of Cap-Ferret – Hôtel Point France

Islands and peninsulas

From Arcachon to Cap-Ferret, a multitude of islands and peninsulas offer a haven of peace and beauty to recharge your batteries as close to nature as possible

  • page-presquiles-arcachon-hotel-point-france

The Banc d’Arguin, Île aux Oiseaux, Malprat Island and the Cap Ferret Peninsula are all symbols of the Arcachon Basin that overlap under the same identity while offering a wide variety of landscapes. One benefitting from a prairial ecosystem, another ideal for the practice of heliotropism, another still delivering an exceptional natural and built heritage, the island side of the Basin will surprise more than one!

The peninsula of Cap Ferret, between Atlantic Ocean and Bassin d’Arcachon, promises a change of scenery and wild discoveries … With its 10 villages, the Presqu’Île offers authenticity and uprooting. The Grand Crohot, Claouey The Four, The Jacquets Petit Piquey, The Grand Piquey, The Green Tip, Piraillan, The Canon, The Grass, The Vine, The Cap Ferret … Each has a unique atmosphere.

You first enter the Grand Crohot, with its market and wide beaches bordering the ocean, no meeting surfers. The Claouey proposes many activities, to share a privileged moment in family. With its two tides, the village has two faces: nautical activities in Full Sea, stroll with the natural reserves of salt marshes of Arès-Lège and the market and its welcoming and generous traders.

The Jacquets Petit Piquey promises you secret corners, stop time with its street exclusively dedicated to its shops specifically dedicated to decoration and greed with its oyster huts. The Grand Piquey with its many water activities will allow you to discover the waters of the Basin with diving. Le Truc Vert will be ideal for a breath of fresh air with its large pine forests and horseback riding.

Let yourself totally disorient Piraillan with its nature reserve of 40 hectares. For peaceful beaches with idyllic scenery, visit the Canon. L’Herbe has a chapel with a very particular architecture that is worth the trip …

Discover the large typical villas of Cap Ferret in La Vigne. As for the tip of Cap Ferret, let yourself be rocked and surrounded by water, and forget the time …

National Nature Reserve, Banc d’Arguin, 2200 hectares, preserves the nesting area, staging, wintering many ornithological species. Strongly influenced by currents and wind, its shape and surface area fluctuate with the waves.

Southeast of Arcachon Basin, in the delta of the Leyre, covers 140 hectares and promotes the development of species of fauna and flora. Exclusively composed of fresh water, you can admire meadows with reedbeds and pines as far as the eye can see.

Bird Island, in the center of the Bassin d’Arcachon, is a natural site classified since 2008. Let yourself be surprised by its Tchanquées huts, which, depending on the tide, are accessible on foot, by a sand path, or on stilts, in the water. Discover the Esteys, the 5 “quarters” and 50 huts that make it up, for a moment of guaranteed change of scenery, feet in the water … The seasonal inhabitants who live there respect carefully the ecosystem of the island: solar panels and recovery of rainwater. Accessible by boat or kayak, discover this unique island.

Birds Island

The Bird Island is a wild place located in the heart of the Bay. If you can admire it from the waterfront, you can also approach it by boarding the boats that go around it.


Cap Ferret faces Arcachon. With its beaches, beautiful houses and its emblematic lighthouse, nestled in the heart of pines, the tip is a popular place for tourists and locals.


The houses of Landes and Arcachon are typical, so that when you walk from Arcachon to Cap Ferret, it is easy to be captivated by the beauty and singularity of these buildings, unique in France.

Dive in the Bay

During your stay, why not take a boat tour of the Bassin d’Arcachon to discover the hidden beauties of this unique place, or even jet-ski? Come dive into a place out of the ordinary …

The Cap Ferret Lighthouse

Its red and white tower overlooks the Basin with insolence ... Leading the sailors at the entrance to the Bassin d'Arcachon, the Cap-Ferret lighthouse was commissioned in the early 1840s. After its electrification in the 30s, it fulfills its role of preserving mariners effectively. At the top of the steps, you climb one by one with enthusiasm, you will be able to discover an impregnable view on the Bay of Arcachon.

The Dune du Pilat is revealed to your eyes, the birds flying off the Banc d’Arguin … You take the full measure of these exceptional landscapes. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you find yourself between civilization and wild nature.

For 15 years, the Tourist Office of Lège-Cap Ferret is committed to the discovery and rediscover to the public this emblematic place of the Bassin d’Arcachon. Beyond the 258 steps and the superb 360 ° panorama of the Basin and the Ocean, the Lighthouse offers a new interactive exhibition focused on new technologies and marine cartography. Educational applications, 3D film projection, digitized maps …

At the foot of the Lighthouse, you can visit one of the remains of the Second World War, the Lighthouse Blockhaus. Built by the Germans in 1943, it has been completely restored to offer visitors a faithful reconstruction of the lives of the soldiers who lodged there.

Enjoy your visit to the Cap-Ferret lighthouse to discover the surroundings, and enjoy a unique view of the Bassin … The peninsula of Cap-Ferret, welcoming and charming, will be flirting with the paths lined with pine .

“The star that we see on the portal is the emblem of the service of lighthouses and beacons, chosen in memory of the old navigators who could only guide themselves while scrutinizing the sky. Lit at sunset, extinguished at sunrise, the red flashing light is visible at about fifty kilometers. “*

Source: The Cap-Ferret Lighthouse.