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.