What makes Plage Oceane beach apartments great holiday rentals
With so many French beach apartments very compact and uninspiring, the new Plage Oceane apartments have come as a breath of fresh air! The residence design & layout is very attractive, the apartments modern & a good size, and the location fantastic - a short stroll from the waves or the centre of Biscarrosse-Plage.
All manner of beach-lovers - families with children of all ages, surfers, couples/friends who want to be right by the sea, and are looking for good value accommodation.
Toddlers - residence grounds are car-free; cots & high chairs available; fenced pool
Teenagers - pool, and proximity of beach and town - plenty to do. Ideal!
Reduced mobility - wheelchair-user adapted apartments on ground level available, please enquire
Anything to watch out for?
Children's bedrooms are small, usually containing a single bed plus pull-out bed
It has fabulous beaches, great for surfing and body-boarding. Just a few kms inland, and reachable by bike, are the vast lakes and pine forests, which offer superb watersports, trails and picnic areas.
Small, attractive beachside residence laid out in fishing village style, with communal pool
The residence is composed of 14 apartments, each with a small private terrace with dining table & chairs. The apartments are either on the ground floor or first floor (on stilts). Decor and furnishings are simple and modern.
The communal pool is 12m x 6m and has a uniform depth of 1.2m. It is open May-September, weather-permitting.
Two bedroom apartments (approx. 50-60m2)
Entrance in to open-plan living-dining-kitchen area, with convertible sofa, flat-screen TV, dining table & chairs for 6, TV, and modern, well-equipped corner kitchen.
Patio doors lead to the outside terrace with garden furniture, fenced off for privacy.
There is a double bedroom (140 x 190cm) with door onto the terrace, shared bathroom (bath with wall-mounted shower) and separate WC. The second bedroom contains a single bed (90 x 190cm) with pull-out bed (80 x 190cm) underneath to sleep two.
Three bedroom apartments (approx. 60-70m2)
As two bedroom apartments, plus second double bedroom (140 x 200cm).
The grounds of the residence are attractively landscaped, and fully pedestrianised. Access to the beach is via a boardwalk adjacent to the site. There is parking in a designated area at the entrance.
NB There is a reception office at this venue.
12m x 6m, 1.2m deep, open May-September weather permitting
The Plage Océane apartments are in an area of several small holiday residences adjacent to the north end of Biscarrosse-Plage beach, about 500m from the centre.
(Construction finished in 2014, after Google's satellite image was taken.)
Nearest village / town: Biscarrosse-Plage
Nearest beach: Biscarrosse-Plage 100m
Boulangerie: Biscarrosse 500m
Restaurant: Biscarrosse 500m
Market: Biscarrosse-Plage - Friday & Sunday mornings, plus night market every day in July & August
There are in fact three Biscarrosses!
Biscarrosse Plage - which comes to life in summer
Biscarrosse Lac - the 'natural' part, about 6 kms away
Biscarrosse Bourg - the small town about 5 kms away
Altogether it's an area of great variety: endless sandy beaches, great surf, forest tracks, lakes and a warm sunny climate. In summer there's a daily market plus night market in Biscarrosse-Plage.
Surfing & body-boarding: excellent waves are found at Biscarrosse Plage and there is a surf club for tuition.
Golfers: the Domaine du Golf is by the lake (18 + 9 holes; the par 68 18 hole course is wooded and tight). Further course at Arcachon.
Forest cycling & hiking: 17 kms of hiking trails and 30 kms of safe forest cycle tracks plus local bike hire shops.
Lake watersports: sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and kayaking at the local lakes. Port Maguide, 5 kms from the beach, is the local centre for lake activities - boat hire, wind-surfing lessons, etc - and has a man-made beach and Aqua Parc for children.
The local lakes are 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 three pleasure ports of the Etang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet - Ipses, Navarosse and Port Maguide - each provide a good base for exploring.
Flying: there is an aerodrome at Biscarrosse for fantastic pleasure flights or gliding over the lakes, ocean and forests. Or try your hand at parascending (Port Maguide & Dune de Pyla)
Also available to try locally: fishing, horse-riding, tennis, go-karting quad-biking and adventure park.
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