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North Beach in Lacanau - France

Information on the North Beach in Lacanau (France)


Description and location of the North Beach in Lacanau (33680)

Map of North Beach in Lacanau Océan

Our opinion on the North Beach

Adresse of the North Beach : 16 Bd de la Plage 33680 Lacanau

North Beach in Lacanau extends to the surf club (northern part of Boulevard de la Plage) to Carcans. This vast sand beach extends over several kilometers with beautiful dunes. The zone closest to downtown is frequented by surfers (easy access from the parking lot near the beach). We find other entrances near the campgrounds (follow indications for Nord beaches) but access to this beach is about a ten minute walk from the parking lot. We find a first-aid station at the second access.

By taking the bicycle trail toward Carcans, other landscaped paths are available. The beach become completely wild and little frequented. However, you will need ten to twenty minutes to reach the beach.

Characteristics of the North 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 North Beach

North beach in Lacanau-Océan in France

We are at the southernmost part of Nord Beach in Lacanau. To the left we can see the edge of downtown. This zone is the terrain of surfers.

Surf Club in Lacanau Ocean

We see the surf club in this photo. It is located at the end of boulevard de la Plage (to the right of downtown). This beach is easily accessible from the parking lot.

Photo of North beach in Lacanau in France

On the north side, this long beach extends to the beaches of Carcans for several kilometers. The further we go the more desertlike the beach becomes!

Surfers in Lacanau
North beach access - Lacanau

We find a second entrance near the campgrounds. Follow signs for “Plages Nord”. However, the beach is about a ten minute walk from the parking lot. We see here the lifeguard station.

Wild beach in North of Lacanau

This zone has immense dunes, unlike downtown.

Second access to the north beach in Lacanau

The second entrance is landscaped to facilitate access to the beach across the dunes.

Dunes and access path of North beach in Lacanau

Here we see the path that we must cross to get to the parking lot (we are near the lifeguard station). We find a bicycle parking lot in the foreground of the photo – it is a great way to get around town.

Path to join the North Beach of Lacanau from the parking

Here is the path that joins this beach. Signs indicate surf schools.

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