From beginners right through to expert levels,  there is a vast choice of nautical activities, something for everyone.

Surfing :

Surf

Surfing at the Grand Crohot beach

 

Whether you are a beginner or just want to perfect your technique ,you will just love  the Grand Crohot beach , situated at only 6 kms from the campsite.

Surf schools offer lessons for beginners or training courses for those who have already some experience.

All equipement is at your disposal (surf boards,wet suits…) aswell as qualified surf instructors.

For those who wish to surf indendently , various different styles of surf boards (adapted for all levels) can also be rented.

 

Canoe/Kayak:

With the family or among friends, discover the Bassin d’Arcachon and the surrounding wetland reserve by canoe or kayak.

Leaving from the oyster farming port of Arès, Bécalou Canoe Kayak offer discovery excursions with or without guides.

Open daily during the season from 9h00 to 12h00 and from  2h00 to 6h00.

Further information on  www.becalou.com or ring  05 57 70 49 00

Scuba diving :

Come and explore the seabed of the Bassin d’Arcachon and discover one of the largest natural Sea horse reserves in France.

The Hippo diving school  is based at  Grand Piquey, on the Cap-Ferret headland, (at 12 kms from the campsite), and offers “first scuba dive”, courses, and snorkeling activities …

In a friendly and relaxed atmoshpere, the team of instructors will take you to observe the hundreds of sea horses which live in the Bassin d’Arcachon.

Further information on www.plongeehippo.com

Windsurfing :

Are you looking to discover or just simply to prefect your skills at windsurfing?

Several course options are offered at the Club Nautique de Claouey (at 7 kms from the campsite) : Catamaran courses for beginners and those already initiated, dinghy, rowing or windsurfing.

You can also discover traductional sailing methods with sailboats or pinace boats.

Further information on  www.cnclaouey.com

Hiking :

sortie scolaire aux cabanes tchanquées

Excursion to l’Ile aux Oiseaux to visit the famous tchanquées cabins

 

 

The numerous marked foot paths will allow you to discover the varying scenery of the  Bassin d’Arcachon.

These marked paths will guide you in the wetland area for example. The best way to discover the many unmissible sites such the Dune du Pilat, the prés salés wetlands, the oyster farming villages and harbours or simply the town of Arcachon, is on foot!

Hiking trail examples :

The Reservoirs of Piraillan at Lège-Cap-Ferret (12 kilometers from the campsite)

This natural site of over 40 hectares is made up of salt water lakes which are favourable in the developement of numerous plant and animal species.

For the delight of both the young and the old , two trails are well marked!

Guided tours are organised during the summer.

Further information for other hiking trails on Lège-Cap-Ferret Tourist Office website or on www.bassin-arcachon.com

 

Sporting Activities:

Golf:

Ideally located at the entrance of the Cap-Ferret headland, at 5 kms from the campsite, come and discover the Cap Golf.

This new 9 hole Golf course comprises ,synthetic and flood lit courses, 18 driving ranges, two bars, a club house with a swimming pool reserved for members , bowls pitch and a flood lit badmington court.

A unique place in the middle of the pine forests.

Open from 9h00am to 11h00pm except Mondays.

Information on www.golf-capferret.fr

Annual races  :

semi marathon

Half-marathon : 8th May 2014

Discover the headland during these two  pedestrian races:

  • A half-marathon of the Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula will take place on 8th May 2014

Further information onr http://www.semi-legecapferret.com/

  • La Foulée des Baines to be held on saturday 7th June 2014

Further information on  http://www.lafouleedesbaines.com/