5 unforgettable ways to enjoy Lake Soustons during your holiday

Published on 19/04/2023

Located in the communes of Soustons and Azur, in the heart of the Landes forest and only five kilometres from the sea as the crow flies, Lake Soustons is entirely devoted to pleasure boating and water sports. If the lake is forbidden to swim, there are a thousand and one ways to enjoy this exceptional site classified Natura 2000.

Practice water sports on the Soustons lake

With a surface area of 380 hectares, the lake of Soustons (or pond of Soustons) offers an idyllic framework to practise a multitude of nautical activities like the sail (dinghies, 420, catamarans), the windsurfing, the paddle, the canoe-kayak, the Hawaiian pirogue, the rowing or the pedal boat. The Soustons Marensin Sailing Club offers equipment hire on site, as well as private lessons if you are a beginner. Don't miss the open house at the beginning of the season!

Picnic with the squirrels at the Pointe des Vergnes

At the edge of the lake of Soustons, the Pointe des Vergnes is a large garden at the water's edge which advances in the pond, giving the impression to be on an island! Dedicated to walking and relaxation, set in a lush and bucolic setting, the Pointe des Vergnes is the perfect place for a family picnic, sitting on the grass with your feet in the water. Keep an eye out for numerous squirrels in their natural habitat. There are also some remarkable trees, bald cypresses, black alders and maple-leafed plane trees, some of which are over thirty metres high.

Walking and cycling around the lake

Reserved for cyclists and pedestrians, a greenway links Soustons to Azur via a route around the lake. The more sporty can complete the big loop of about twenty kilometres which passes through the village of Azur to the north of Soustons Lake, Messanges and Vieux-Boucau. Departure / arrival: Allée de la Voile, on the edge of Soustons lake, Distance: 26.5 km.

Fishing for carnivorous fish

The lake of Soustons is also very popular with fishermen. Hooked anglers can indulge their passion in a wild and preserved natural setting. You can fish for carnivorous fish such as pike perch, pike, carp, but also bream, tench and other roach. The most promising fishing spots are the Pointe des Vergnes and the fishing pontoon of the Moulin stream, near Azur.

Canoeing down the Soustons stream

Looking for adventure? From the Azur pontoon, go down the Soustons stream in a kayak or paddle to the marine lake of Port d'Albret. A 12 km round trip in the heart of the Landes forest, with little current, an undulating and winding route through dense vegetation and a few mini-rapids to make the children laugh. Count 3 hours of navigation according to your paddle stroke.

Where to stay in Soustons :

Do you dream of spending a camping holiday in the Landes? Located in Messanges, close to Soustons, the 5-star Le Vieux Port campsite offers a wide range of holiday accommodation: mobile homes, cabins on stilts, chalets, camping pitches and fitted tents... There is something for everyone!

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