Lacanau's 3 villa sites offer smart, modern villas with their own pools just 3 kms from beaches & lake - perfect for an active family holiday

At a glance:

  • Modern villas with their own pools
  • Great surf, golf, tennis, forest cycle trails
  • Beach, lakes, restaurants just 3 kms away
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  • Under an hour from Bordeaux airport
  • Visit Cap Ferret & Medoc vineyards

The Resort

What makes Lacanau a great villa resort?
With golf, watersports, cycling, spa, tennis, horse-riding and a wonderfully natural environment on your doorstep, Lacanau is perfect for an active seaside and sporty holiday. It has fantastic beaches, beautiful cycle trails (clients love them!), tranquil lake, summer market and a wide choice of places to eat. The villas are modern & well-equipped. Plus it's the resort with the shortest drive from the Channel. Just chill by your own pool, relax on the beach or hire a bike & get exploring!

Best for ...

  • Families seeking an active seaside and sporty holiday; plenty to do for younger ones, while teenagers can be independent
  • Couples and groups of friends - especially golfers and surfers - wanting walks & sports as well as the beach near the villa
  • Wine-lovers who want to be by the sea - just 30 minutes to the Medoc
Suitability for...
  • Toddlers - baby equipment can be hired; will require supervision around pools protected by cover.
  • Teenagers - very good, lots to do in Lacanau, and easy to roam independently by bike
  • Reduced mobility - some villas have level access and ground floor bedrooms/ bathrooms - please enquire for advice.
Anything to watch out for?
Lacanau deserves its popular reputation as a natural, active holiday destination with an authentic French flavour, however if character, total privacy and charm are your priorities we recommend other destinations which may be found in our collection of Private Villas with Pools

Why Lacanau?
Lacanau-Ocean is an outdoor playground, offering a superb beach, lovely cycle trails, tennis, golf, surfing, water-skiing, sailing. In July & August there's lots going on in the day time and evenings, and quieter outside these months. Beaches stretch for miles, so finding your own patch at whatever time of year is not difficult. Three golf courses are located within 3kms. The famous chateaux of the 'medoc rouge' (the wine producing part), the bassin d'Arcachon and Cap Ferret are all in easy reach.



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The Villas

There are 3 separate sites of villas in Lacanau-Ocean, each with subtle differences in size, quality and location. Alex & Justin know them well so if you would like any guidance please email or call on +44 1395 576655

Atlantic Green

Smart, spacious villas, 3 kms to amenities

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom villas with pools
  • Town, ocean beach & lake 3 kms
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Eden Parc

Modern holiday villas near beaches, lakes & golf

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom villas with pool
  • Town, ocean beach & lake 3 kms
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Eden Club

Modern 'value' villas with pools close to amenitie

  • 3 and 4 bedroom villas with pools
  • Town & ocean beach 2.5 kms, lake 3.5 kms
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Villa Comparison

There are differences in villa locations, equipment and facilities across the sites - here is our guide:

Quality rating If villa quality is your priority we recommend Atlantic Green villas which, with touches like a spa bath and better ratio of bedrooms:bath/shower rooms, we rate as "good" quality; Eden Parc and Eden Club villas are furnished more simply.
What's included All villas include linen, towels & free wifi at reception; at Atlantic Green beds are also made for your arrival
Distance to nearest beach All 3 sites are approx. 2.5 - 3 kms from the beach, however access to the cycle path which leads there is easiest from Eden Club villas 
Distance to golf The three sites are all within 500m of a lovely 9 hole course, the Golf du Baganais. There is also an extension of Eden Parc villas very close to the first tee of the 18-hole Golf du Lacanau - we can request one of these villas for you.

We know the villas and different locations well so if you would like any help choosing please contact Alex or Justin.

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Prices, Availability & Offers


OFFERS AVAILABLE! 12.5% off bookings of 2 weeks or more (excludes stays between 5/7/14-23/8/14). Cannot be combined with weekly deals (latest weekly deals shown in prices table).


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Sports & Leisure

Lacanau offers surfing, golf, sailing, cycling, horse-riding, tennis, as well as lovely ocean & lake beaches - perfect for an active holiday

  • Surfing
    Surfing
    • Exellent beachbreak - surf & bodyboard
    • 3 surf schools in Lacanau
    • Lessons & weekly courses
    • Pro championships in August
    • Equipment hire available
  • Horse-riding
    Horse-riding
    • Equestrian centre offering lake & forest hacks, lessons & courses
    • For riders of all ages & experience
  • Sailing
    Sailing
    • Sailing & windsurfing on Lacanau lake
    • 3 clubs offer lessons/courses
    • Equipement hire too
    • Age 9 upwards
  • Golf
    Golf
    • 18-hole championship course, from 41 EUR per round
    • Two 9-hole courses too
    • Local & regional golf passes available
    • Lessons & courses offered
  • Cycling
    Cycling
    • Extensive network of cycle trails
    • From Cap Ferret to Carcans, & around the lakes
    • Several hire shops offering bikes, trailers & tag alongs
    • Delivery to your villa available
  • Waterskiing
    Waterskiing
    • Waterski and wakeboard
    • Dedicated lake - lac de Pitrot
    • Lessons, courses, pro shop
    • Annual champs - watch the pros!
  • Spa
    Spa
    • Vitalparc spa, opposite Eden Parc
    • Full range of treatments
    • Sauna & jacuzzi
    • Aromatherapy
    • Spoil yourself!
  • Adventure Park
    Adventure Park
    • Adventure trail in the trees!
    • Open April-October, weekends & school holidays
    • Just 200m from the villas

Out & About

Lacanau-Ocean is the pre-eminent sea-side town of the Medoc Bleu, an area noted for a wide variety of activities and attractions.

Ocean beaches: wide, sandy Atlantic beaches are long enough that you can always find a quiet spot to yourself even in high summer just a short way away form the centre of town.

Cycling and hiking trails: over 120 kms of safe cycle tracks lead through the forests up and down this stretch of coast, from Carcans-Maubuisson north of Lacanau, all the way, ultimately, to the Pointe de Cap Ferret to the south. Several local bike hire shops, it's a lovely way to get around.

The local lakes are a great opportunity for whiling away the hours in tranquility, listening to the water lapping the sandy shores. The surrounding forest are perfect for picnics and rambling. The lake beach at Moutchic is popular, but Longarisse is the one the locals go to!

Local Amenities
* Restaurants - several in Lacanau Ocean
* Shops - local amenities in Lacanau Ocean (fishmonger, bakery, grocery store, etc), plus a few boutiques
* Supermarket - mini-market at Lacanau Ocean, plus larger supermarket in Lacanau-bourg 8 kms inland
* Markets - weekly market in Lacanau-Ocean (Saturday mornings)

Lacanau is also well-located for exploring further afield - many places of interest in this south-west corner of France are within an hour's drive:

Day trip ideas
* Tour and tasting around world-famous Medoc vineyards
* Boat trips along the Gironde and to the Phare de Courdouan
* Drive down to Cap Ferret, for oyster-tasting and to climb the lighthouse
* Spend a day strolling beautiful St Emilion (but get there early)
* Explore the narrow streets and squares of central Bordeaux and soak up the history

Our personal highlights
* Picnicking by the lac de Lacanau - find a shady spot and enjoy the tranquility
* Hit the beach late afternoon and stay for an evening gourmet picnic, like the French do, watching the sun go down
* Cycle rides along the forest trails - mainly flat, easy & very enjoyable
* Driving by some of the outlandish Medoc chateaux - impressive, and humbling
* For some real exhiliration try a surfing lesson, or just hire a body-board!

Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Medoc Maisons Tchanquées, Arcachon Bay Al fresco diners, Bordeaux

Lacanau-Ocean Map

Lacanau-Ocean is on the Medoc coast, a lovely area of pine forest, lakes & sand dunes

Map

GPS: ( 44.99315124 , -1.162061691 )

We endeavour to be as accurate as possible using Google maps but some error is possible.

Transport connections:

Bordeaux airport: 70 kms
Bordeaux train station: 80 kms
Bergerac airport: 200 kms
St Malo ferry: 650 kms
Calais ferry: 900 kms

Reviews

Below we have picked out a selection of comments from clients which we think describe the Lacanau holiday experience really well. For more reviews please visit the Reviews tab for the different villa sites.

“ Very pleased to find property set among the trees in such a lovely area ”
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Mrs P Weston , stayed at Eden Parc in 2013


“ It's a great property and a fantastic location & destination. We love the area. ”
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Mr A Threlfall [3rd consecutive visit] , stayed at Atlantic Green in 2013


“ Lovely villa and pool, nice private garden, could not fault. Great restaurant just over the road at the Vital Parc, we went there 3 times during our week and had really good meals each time. They also do a good kids buffet. Another good restaurant in Lacanau is La Garluche which could easily be missed as tucked away in a street slightly away from the centre of Lacanau (only a 100 yards away). Well worth visiting beaches a bit further away from the main beach at Lacanau, nice cycle ride to the South Beach through the forest. However beach at Cap Ferret would be our favourite, 1 hour car ride but one of the best beaches we have ever been to! ”
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Bepey family , stayed at Eden Parc in 2013


“ The property met all our needs. We felt the villa layout was excellent and a good selling point. We loved the area and are planning on visiting again. It has something for the whole family. ”
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Family Kelly , stayed at Atlantic Green in 2013


“ It was perfect. Easy and safe cycle paths, lovely beach and lake just a ride away. ”
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Mrs O O'Brien , stayed at Eden Parc in 2012


“ Villa was gorgeous, beautiful pool and surroundings. High wire adventure at local hotel (Vital Spa) excellent for kids. ”
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Mrs S Syson , stayed at Eden Parc in 2012