Camping near a lake in the Landes is magical! You can enjoy swimming, picnic breaks by the water, leisure activities such as fishing, water sports, walking or mountain biking...the Great Landes Lakes lend themselves to all your camping holiday desires!
A small pearl of the ocean just a stone's throw from the sea, the Hossegor lake is renowned for its beaches, which attract many bathers in the summer, its leisure activities such as sailing, fishing and hiking, its magnificent villas on the shores and its oyster beds, which can be discovered at low tide. Because the marine lake of Hossegor lives all year long at the rhythm of the tides. In perpetual movement, it is fed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This specificity has allowed the development of a remarkable biodiversity: marine plants, green crabs and grey shrimps, oysters, cockles and mussels, sea bass, plaice and gilthead bream... which also attracts numerous species of birds such as the grey heron, the great cormorant, the woodcock, the egret, the gull and the seagull...
To do: relax on one of the four beaches supervised in summer with playgrounds and water clubs, taste the real Hossegor oysters, walk around the lake (7.5 km) and admire a unique view of the mountains of the Basque Country in good weather...
Lake Soustons - Azur
With a length of 6 km and a surface area of 380 hectares, Soustons Lake offers a wide variety of landscapes: marshes, islands, pine forests, residential areas... The walkers will have the chance to admire a splendid sunset at the point of Vergnes while the fishermen tease the pike, the carp or the eel, but also more atypical fishes like the Sun perch or the gambusia... The north/northwestern part is very wild and a very deep marsh has allowed a large number of plant and animal species to develop in a sustainable way. Sailing is also practiced here and a rowing course even hosts official competitions.
Lake Léon - Vielle
Located in the communes of Léon and Vielle-Saint-Girons, the Léon lake is also very popular with fishermen. Campers will find a small beach full of charm in a calm and soothing environment, a playground and leisure area (mini-golf and tennis court) and cycle paths nearby. On the water, you can go sailing or catamaran sailing, go boating, canoeing or pedal boating. Boatmen offer you to explore the four corners of the lake, but also to reach the beach of Moliets by the Courant d'Huchet... If you are seasick, guided tours will allow you to learn more about this natural area, which is partly classified as a nature reserve (national nature reserve of the Courant d'Huchet).
Lake Aureilhan – Mimizan
Straddling Mimizan, Aureilhan, St Paul en Born and Ste Eulalie en Born, the small lake of Aureilhan covers 320 hectares. It is the southernmost lake in the Landes. Like its big brothers, the lake of Aureilhan offers ideal conditions to practice all kinds of water sports (Hawaiian pirogue, canoe, catamaran, windsurfing, stand-up paddle...), to fish for carp or pike, and of course to swim and sunbathe on the beach! Wild and peaceful, the lake of Aureilhan is also very appreciated by walkers. The campsite advises you to discover the "Promenade Fleurie" (more than 300 species of flowers and shrubs) along which you can observe egrets, herons and ducks in their natural environment.
Lake Biscarrosse - Parentis
The lake of Biscarrosse (3,600 hectares) is located between Biscarrosse and Parentis en Born in the north of the Landes. Families appreciate the calm that reigns there and the small beach that offers bathers a pleasant coolness at the hottest times of the summer. As for leisure activities, you can try your hand at windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking or simply admire the landscape on board a pedalo. Good to know: night carp fishing attracts many anglers each season who discover a wooded and sandy area, bordered by marshes or immense dunes.
Lake Cazaux - Sanguinet
Between the country of Buch in the north and the country of Born in the south, the lake of Cazaux Sanguinet extends over 5,800 hectares. This little corner of paradise surrounded by pine trees is the second largest lake in France. Sheltered from the wind, the lake of Cazaux is very appreciated by families for its beautiful sandy beaches and its shallow waters. Children can swim there without danger! Sailors and yachtsmen will find perfect conditions for sailing catamarans or dinghies. There are many water sports activities (windsurfing, buoy and banana boat towing, water skiing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddling, etc.) and it is even possible to go scuba diving!
With a surface area of 20 km2 (7 km long and 3 km wide), Lacanau lake is a magnificent place in all seasons with its changing landscapes from sunrise to sunset. Set in the natural setting of the moorland forest, Lacanau lake is a perfect place to recharge your batteries and relax. On the programme: windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing, pedal-boating, sailing, fishing, but also hiking... Lacanau lake is also a haven of nature where nature is king. A very varied vegetation has found the ideal conditions to develop there. If you like fishing, you should know that the lake of Lacanau allows you to make beautiful catches: pike, perch, zander, black-bass, but also bleak and roach. From August to February, wild ducks are hunted here. You can also see the huts scattered around the lake (called "tonnes") used as shelter by the hunters.
Lake Hourtin - Carcans
Discover the largest freshwater lake in France! Located in the heart of the Landes du Médoc, the lake of Hourtin (6 000 hectares) benefits from an exceptional natural environment between marshes, dunes and forest. Campers can enjoy water sports such as stand-up paddle, kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, dinghy sailing, catamaran sailing... The sandy beaches of Lake Hourtin, supervised during the summer, offer families the opportunity to swim in complete safety.