Beaches – Hôtel Point France

Beaches

Parler du Bassin d'Arcachon sans évoquer les nombreuses plages, ce n'est pas possible !

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Between Basin and Ocean, the Arcachon Bay is a multiple and delicate ecosystem, lined with fine sand, varying between authentic ports, ocean beaches, natural lakes … Running over several hundred kilometers, the beaches of the bay each have their own specificity.

In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Point France, the beaches of the Bay are ideal for tanning sessions in peace. Punctuated by the tides, the saltwater beaches of the Bay benefit from ideal temperature conditions, supervised bathing areas, activities dedicated to children and the family, while allowing you to eat or to take advantage of all the shops in the city center in just a few steps …

Want peace, sands lined with pine trees, to have a drink after taking a dip? You will necessarily find a beach that meets all your desires in Arcachon Bay.

Watch out for the rising and falling tides: from one day to the next, the water recedes and installs its bed at very fluctuating times …

We must keep in mind the unique aspect of the beaches on the Basin: the Baïnes. In the event of high tides, strong currents, fine sands and low level, variable and contrary currents of currents occur and may result in a person trapped indoors several hundred meters away. the coast. In this case, there is only one thing to do: do not fight and be carried away by the current. Once it is quiet, swim quietly to the beach, and signal to the supervisors if they are present.

Do not hesitate to visit the Arcachon Bay site to learn more about the supervised beaches.

Ocean beaches

The beaches of the Atlantic, or ocean beaches, offer wide spaces lined with fine sand, cradled by the waves of the ocean, the rhythm of tides and spray. In couple, with friends or family, the beaches of Petit Nice, or the Lagoon will allow you to enjoy, in any season, an invigorating sea air and an exceptional view, in a preserved natural area. You can check the tides here.

Bay beaches

In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Point France, the beaches of the Bassin are ideal for tanning sessions in peace. Punctuated by the tides, the saltwater beaches of the Bassin benefit from ideal temperature conditions, supervised bathing areas, activities dedicated to children and the family, while allowing you to eat or to take advantage of all the shops in the city center in just a few steps.

Cazaux Lake

Lake Cazaux offers a quiet and relaxing environment, in the heart of a pine forest, with fresh water ideal for delicate skin, for young and old, with family and friends.

Many activities can be proposed to you in the immediate vicinity of the lake of Cazaux:

windsurfing, canoeing …

Nautical Activities

You will also be able to exercise by practicing nautical activities: schools or hirers of nautical sports equipment, canoeing Kayak, surfing, kite-surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving … The amateurs of surf will also be able to benefit from conditions ideal, especially at the beach of Salie.

You will find the activity that suits you.

DUNE DU PILAT

The Dune of Pilat awaits you with its 109 meters high, 500 meters wide, 2,700 meters long, and some 60 million cubic meters of grains of fine quartz sand ...
The Great Dune of Pilat, one of the highest in Europe, owes its fame to its exceptional size and the exceptional panorama it offers on the forest, the Banc d'Arguin and the Ocean.

From the Gascon “Pilot” or “pile” of sand, the Dune du Pilat is not to be confused with the seaside resort Pyla-sur-Mer, whose whimsical spelling would bring a touch of exoticism to its residents.
The Dune of Pilat is above all a remarkable geomorphological phenomenon. Born of a complex game between the sand, the winds and the tides, this natural monument has the particularity to be in perpetual movement, evolving with the years.
It is a fragile ecosystem to protect. Many facilities have been set up to climb the Dune du Pilat safely while allowing you to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of the Bassin d’Arcachon, the adjoining pine forest and the ocean.
Immerse yourself in the heart of an exceptional landscape. For lovers of sensation, the Dune du Pilat is also the point of flight of hang gliders or colorful paragliders.
All around the Dune, many walks will guide you among the pines, in the heart of the user forest of La Teste-de-Buch. If you prefer to go towards the Water, the summit of the Dune will naturally guide you to its side, to enjoy the delicate sandy beaches of the Bassin d’Arcachon. You can reach by walking at your own pace, in peace, along the Dune, the beach of the Corniche, facing the Banc d’Arguin, direction Arcachon, or, go back to the beach of Petit Nice, direction Biscarosse.