From Lège southwards to Cap Ferret lies a twenty-five-kilometre stretch of seemingly endless sandy beaches.
The ocean shoreline represents the exuberant, exhilarating side of the Peninsula, very different from the serene, tranquil bay.
Here the waves roll you over and tumble you about as if you were in a washing machine!
It’s irresistible! Enjoy splashing in the surf with family or friends at one of the supervised swimming areas – Cap Ferret’s Horizon beach, Truc Vert or the Grand Crohot beach at Lège.
Take your pick from a wide range of options including beginners’ sessions, courses for all levels, or surf camp.
Early morning or late afternoon, the beaches are the perfect place for a game of football, a round of Frisbee or for kite-flying.
No matter what time of day, being by the ocean gives you that feeling of freedom that makes it feel like a real holiday.
What is a baïne and how do you recognise one?
At low tide, a baïne forms a hollowed-out area on the beach. It may contain a little water, while the rest of the beach is dry.
At high tide, a baïne can be recognised because the area of water above it is calm and the waves don’t break over it. The water is usually darker in colour, and there may be debris floating on it.
Safety, supervised swimming, protection and advice
Before you swim out, especially if you’re a beginner, remember to check where the nearest supervised swimming areas are. And take a first-aid kit with you in case you need it when you get back to the beach.
From June to September
Grand Crohot, Truc Vert and Horizon
Up to you: bring your own gear or rent a board