With three departments on the French Atlantic coast, we find a large number of beaches in Aquitaine. The majority of beaches are sand and offer very different landscapes.
The beaches of Pyrenees Atlantiques are animated all through the year with different seaside destinations that are very reputed, like Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, or Hendaye. The different destinations are very close to each other. It is not always easy to access the beaches due to many cliffs, especially between Hendaye and Ciboure.
The beaches of Landes are characterized by their dune space and pinewoods. The beaches are easily accessible. Many lakes permit secure swimming areas. The destinations in Landes are crowded with surfers.
To the north we find the beaches of Gironde which neighbors Landes, apart from the area around the bassin d'Arcachon. In the department, the dune Pilat is one of the most visited sites in France, offering an out of the ordinary panorama of the forest.
The different beaches in Aquitaine are separated from the beaches in Charante-Maritime to the north by the Gironde estuary.
Located a few hundred meters from Spain, Hendaye is one of the most important seaside destinations in Pays Basque in France. We find the most beautiful beaches of the Cote Basque stretching over close to three kilometers along the seafront.More details
Saint Jean de Luz is one of the most reputed seaside destinations on the Basque coast. It is familial and sporty and animated all year long thank to many festivals.More details
Biarritz is one of the most chic seaside destinations in Pays Basque and the Atlantic coast. It is also the most important destination in the Pyrenees Atlantiques.More details
Bidart has 6 beaches that stretch for 5 km. All are supervised in July and August. They extend from Biarritz to Guéthary with rugged cliffs that give an untamed look.More details
Sharing the same bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure is often seen as the little sister of the latter.More details
Arcachon is the most reputed seaside resort in Gironde. To the south of the Bassin d'Arcachon, this destination is very much appreciated by the people from Bordeaux who like to come here on the weekends.More details
The seaside resort of Anglet, located 30 km north of Spain and only a few kilometres from Biarritz, is a real paradise for vacationers. 4.5 km of sand stretches on either side of the small seaside town, from the beaches of Biarritz to the beaches of the Landes.More details
Biscarrosse is located in France and to the southwest of Bordeaux (70 kilometers) and is one of the most important seaside destinations in Landes.More details