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Corniche Beach in Pyla-sur-Mer - France

Information on the Corniche Beach in Pyla-sur-Mer (France)


Description and location of the Corniche Beach in Pyla-sur-Mer (33115)

Map of Corniche Beach in Pyla sur Mer

Our opinion on the Corniche Beach

Adresse of the Corniche Beach : 40 Av Louis Gaume 33115 Pyla sur Mer

Corniche Beach in Pyla sur Mer is located at the foot of the Dune du Pilat, across from the Banc d'Arguin a the entrance of the Bassin d'Arcachon. In our opinion, it is the most original beach in the region, and the most beautiful in Pyla sur Mer. There is a lifeguard in the summer (first-aid station north of the Dune). We also find a snack bar near the beach on the path leading to the beach.

To get here from Arcachon, take avenue de l'Ocean then avenue Louis Gaume. At the sharp curve, you will find stairs that lead to the beach (there are also some parking spots). At the bottom of the stairs, take a left on the cement path. The beach is at the end (about 150 meters).

Note that it's possible to climb the Dune du Pilat from this beach which allows you to avoid paying for parking at the Dune de Pyla (however, there is not a nice staircase!).

Characteristics of the Corniche Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Corniche Beach

Corniche beach in Pyla sur Mer in France

Here is the beach found at the foot of the highest dune in Europe. Very impressive.

Beach of Dune Pilat in France

A long stretch of sand between the Bassin d'Arcachon and across from the Banc d'Arguin.

Photo of Dune Pilat beach from the first aid station

We are near the first-aid station where we have a global view of the Dune du Pilat and of the neighboring beaches to the south.

First aid station of Dune Pilat
Path to the beach of the Dune of Pilat

To get here, take a landscaped path along the sea and the Corniche.

Snack near the beach of the Dune of Pilat
Beach at the foot of the dune of Pilat

After the snack bar we arrive on sand. A landscaped path facilitates access in the summer.

How to get on the beach of the Dune du Pilat

Near the large bend in the avenue Louis Gaume, we find stairs that lead to the Corniche, then the beach.

Parking of Corniche beach - Dune du Pilat

We find a few parking spots along the road. In the summer parking is difficult.

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Map of Pyla sur Mer beaches in France Salie South beach Salie North beach Lagune beach Pilat beach Petit Nice beach Corniche beach Daniel Meller beach Arcachon beaches

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