The Landes coast boasts a wild and untameable beauty. Its long fine sand beach stretches for miles bathed by the Atlantic which hits the beach with powerful waves, securing its international renown in the world of surfing.
Beyond the sand dunes, a huge pine forest hosts a remarkable fauna and flora and numerous peaceful lakes. The Landes coast is a genuine paradise for lovers of nature and large spaces. Listen to the waves which unroll on the beach, inhale the ocean spray and the soft fragrance of the pines . . . you are at the Landes coast!
With its 106 km of coastline, the Landes offer their visitors fine sand beaches which are endless. Wild and often deserted, they constitute an integral part of the scenery and culture of the Landes. They represent multiple sources of activities: farniente and beach sports, sand yachting races and horseback riding…
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Surf is the legendary sport of the Landes coast. Its waves are acknowledged by the great international champions but also ideal for beginners to learn. If you want to be initiated to these sports, the Maisons Marines will organise for you surfing or kite surfing classes.
The Maisons Marines are located on the verge of the nature reserve of the Courant d’Huchet. Sliding over a distance of 9 km between the Lake of Léon and the ocean, this watercourse represents an exceptional natural heritage because of the richness of its fauna and flora. In this luxurious vegetation you will appreciate the serenity and beauty of what is called the “Little Amazon of the Landes” in the best possible way by bark.
Many cycle tracks cross the Landes coast and its wild sceneries. Rent bikes at the Maisons Marines, take your picnic and pamper yourself with a happy family excursion.
Close to the Maisons Marines, the sumptuous Golf de Moliets offers a magnificent 18-hole course with a stunning view of the ocean and a nine-hole course at the heart of the Landes forest.
The beaches around Lake Léon offer the security and tranquillity of a fresh water. Many different activities are proposed. You can for instance enjoy stand-up paddling. Ideal beaches for families!
The Ferias are the traditional popular festivals which are organised in the cities of Gascony throughout the summer. Based on a Spanish tradition, they include races of Landes bulls or cows. During almost one week the streets are dominated by celebrations, during the day and during the night. The most famous Ferias of the region are those of Bayonne, Mont de Marsan and Dax. As legendary features of the region they have been part of the inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of France since 2010.