The first time you come to La Pointe du Cap Ferret (the tip of the Peninsula), you’ll be bowled over! It’s amazing, spectacular, stunning, jaw-dropping, ‘awesome’ as your kids might say.
And because it’s a Peninsula, it feels like you’ve arrived at the end of the world. And there it is – spectacular!
A panoramic view of the Dune du Pilat, the Banc d’Arguin, the ‘passes’ or access channels to the bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s just as impressive the second time round.
Because no two days are the same, you’ll want to come back again and again. On those beautiful days when the sea is calm and there’s no wind, you can happily spend hours lazying on the beach and the children will love playing and being tumbled in the surf.
But if the wind picks up and the sea turns wild, then the waves will come crashing onto the beach.
Then bathing will be for experienced swimmers and skimboarders only, and everyone will be aware that the ocean has the upper hand.
The best way to take in the view is to arrive on foot by following the ‘A-to-Z of the dunes’ (Abécédaire des dunes) – a nature trail which runs along the beach.
Alternatively you can cycle here and leave your bike by the beach.
Or come by car, and leave your car in one of the parking spaces available.
One of the best times to come is in the evening, especially if you bring a picnic to eat on the beach.
What’s so amazing about this place is that the view and the light are never the same – but they always offer a fantastic photo opportunity.
The view is free and priceless.