Vast beaches of golden sand stretch for a hundred kilometres or more, renewing daily the magnificent spectacle of the sun setting over the ocean amid the subtle magic of pine fragrances mingled with the smell of the fresh sea air... The coast of Landes has to be one the most beautiful destinations for a campsite holiday on Atlantic shores! From Biscarrosse to the Adour estuary, between the most famous surfing spots on the Silver Coast and the tranquillity of the lakes in the Landes forest, the 5-star campsite Le Vieux Port in Messanges is a heavenly base for exploring oceanside Landes and the wilderness of the Atlantic beaches.
The Atlantic coast of Landes: lake and ocean beaches!
When you go camping on the Landes coast you get to enjoy the long fine-sand beaches, bathe in the ocean and walk along the shore. Unless you prefer the thrill of riding the waves or the wind for an adrenalin rush like none you’ve ever known! Here you can ride a surfboard, bodyboard, jetski, kitesurf, paddleboard, canoe, kayak, Hawaiian dug-out, windsurf, catamaran, sand yacht, etc. A fantastic playground across 100 km of vast and beautiful beaches! If to you a campsite holiday means beaches and surfing, then the Atlantic coast of Landes is your promised land! Hossegor, “the European surfing capital”, is just 20 km away from the campsite, and the “European cradle of surfing”, Biarritz, is at 60 km. Novice surfers and extreme riders can all make their pilgrimage at last!
But if you like basking in the sun and dipping in calmer waters, you may well prefer the tranquillity of the lakes of Landes - Cazaux-Sanguinet, Biscarrosse-Parentis, or the saltwater lake of Hossegor. These lakes are less busy than the ocean beaches in the height of summer and can be found just a short distance from the Atlantic coast. Again, they offer a multitude of pleasures: basking in the sun, bathing in warmer, shallower water (perfect for the faint-hearted and for the safety of the children, thanks to the lifeguarded beaches), or enjoying your favourite watersports in ideal conditions... Campers who are keen anglers will also find joy, casting their lines into the many lakes, ponds and rivers of Landes which are home to an abundance of fish!
From the campsite to the Atlantic and Southern Landes Coast on the Vélodyssée cycle path!
The Vélodyssée cycle path runs from Roscoff in Brittany to Hendaye in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, crossing the department of Landes for about 160 km. If you wish to try the Vélodyssée experience during your holiday at the 5-star Le Vieux Port campsite in Messanges, you can admire the scenery surrounding the cycle paths of Landes by following the Léon-Bayonne section (62.3 km). Along the way: Moliets, Vieux-Boucau, Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton, Labenne, Tarnos, Boucau, the River Adour and, eventually, Bayonne and the Basque Country. A wonderful adventure between ocean and forest where the scent of the pines mingles with the fresh sea air.
A 5-star seaside campsite with swimming pools on the Atlantic coast
Le Vieux Port is a 5-star campsite in Messanges with direct access to the Atlantic ocean. No need to take the car to enjoy the beach or go surfing! The campsite beach is lifeguarded all summer and there are many facilities available including a surf school and a snack bar. During your holiday at Le Vieux Port campsite you can also enjoy the most extensive aquatic theme park of all French campsites. This 7,000 m² facility features 7 swimming pools heated to 25°C as well as 2 jacuzzis so that you can completely unwind. All in a unique decor dotted with palm trees and just a stone’s throw from the beaches of Landes. The children will be kept happy too, pretending to be the famous Pirates of the Caribbean in pirate ships that have run aground in the different pools of the water park. All right in the middle of Landes!