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Unwind on the Banc d’Arguin

Unwind on the Banc d’Arguin

Here you can bathe in the crystal-clear water!

The calm waters of the Bassin d’Arcachon are separated from the swell of the Atlantic Ocean by an immense sandbank called the Banc d’Arguin.
Accessible only by boat, it’s just a short trip across the bay.

A magical spot!

A boat trip to the remarkably situated Banc d’Arguin is a popular excursion, but it’s such a magical place that you’ll want to stay awhile.
It’s a favourite with the locals!

A 360° view, with the Pointe du Cap Ferret and its lighthouse standing sentinel to the north, the 110-metre high mountain of sand, the Dune du Pilat to the east, and the ocean stretching as far as the eye can see to the west, make it one of the most attractive nature reserves.

Unwind on the Banc d’Arguin

Stroll along the sand or bathe in the crystal-clear water.

And share a picnic on the sandbank!

Or do nothing in particular, just unwind and simply enjoy being here with your family or your friends.

These moments and the picnic – an essential part of the day out at Arguin – will give you a precise idea of what real holidays are all about.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Fact sheet

Department: Gironde (33)
Municipality: La Teste de Buch
Established: 1972
Surface area: approx. 4,360 ha
Nature reserve managed by: SEPANSO

Opening times and prices

Opening times

Accessible all year round, with the exception of certain protected areas within the nature reserve to which entry is strictly forbidden.

Nature guides are available every day in July and August to take you on a free tour. 

The rates

How to get there: on a guided boat trip
Or by water taxi.