Biscarrosse Resort Highlights


  • Excellent surf and every imaginable water-sport, particularly popular kite-surfing venue. Plenty of surf schools and hire shop
  • The tranquil inland lakes bordered by fine sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing, and offer safe bathing for young kids
  • The huge pine forests provide miles of safe, flat tracks for rambling or cycling and horse-riding
  • Quality golf in Biscarrosse and nearby Arcachon & Gujan Mestras
  • The glorious Bassin d’Arcachon is within easy reach for a day trip

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Biscarrosse - a brief introduction
Biscarrosse-Plage is situated about halfway along the famous Côte d'Argent, a 200km length of almost unbroken sandy beach stretching as far as the Pyrénées. It is about 30km south of Arcachon and the Dune de Pilat (one of the region's 'must-sees') and is some 70kms south west of Bordeaux.

Biscarrosse-Plage is an informal French seaside resort which comes to life in the summer months. It's a perfect demonstration of what a summer holiday is all about in this corner of south west France - endless sandy beaches; great surfforest tracks for rambling and cycling; lakes and a warm sunny climate. It's not a sophisticated resort - if you want something more discerning then try nearby Cap Ferret or Arcachon. Biscarrosse Plage is straight-forward seaside fun for families who want a simple beach holiday with lots of outdoor activities.

There are two parts to Biscarrosse - the Plage and the Lac - and it's a real bonus to have both beach and lake on your doorstep.

The local lakes, linked by a picturesque canal are a great opportunity for whiling away the hours in tranquillity, listening to the water lapping the sandy shores. The clear, calm water and white, sandy beaches flanked by pine forests provide a perfect setting in which to bathe, take a boat ridefishpicnic or ramble. They are also very well suited to young families as the water is shallow and calm and a good alternative to the ocean when the surf is powerful.

Add to this the opportunity for good golf, just about every watersport imaginable, and a whole host of other activities for children.

Nature lovers will appreciate the water meadows and reeds are home to numerous species of migratory and non-migratory birds.  T, the woods are home to deerroebuck, and other animals.


Biscarrosse - Our Personal Favourites

  • The whole family exploring the resort by rented bike – on safe, flat paths taking you from the shores of the tranquil lakes, for miles through shaded pine forests, to the long, sandy beach
  • An exhilarating bodyboard lesson for an absolute beginner….followed by bodyboard hire for the rest of the week!
  • A whole day relaxing on the white sandy beach beside the Étang de Biscarrosse et de Parentis, doing as little as possible
  • Woodland adventures at ‘Adventure Parc’. Great for children and adults alike
  • A day exploring the nearby Bassin d’Arcachon, stopping for oysters fresh from the lagoon, finishing the day watching the sunset from the top of Dune de Pilat – the tallest dune in Europe

Biscarrosse - Out of Season

French resorts tend to be very seasonal and this can often come as a surprise to visitors who are less familiar with France. Owners of seasonal business such as bars and restaurants can often get by simply by operating in two months of the year - July & August - and are happy to shut down the rest of the year. 

Biscarrosse Plage is certainly one of the more seasonal resorts, buzzing in July & August and quiet during other times of the year. There are usually just one or two bars/restaurants at the beach open outside the summer, but there are more options in the surrounding villages. Plus, if you just want to relax,surfplay golf or go for long walks on the beach, or enjoy the tranquility of the vast lakes, this is a perfect place to stay.

Find out more in our Biscarrosse tourist information guide. Topics covered include beaches, activities including golf and horseriding, kids' attractions, restaurants, cultural attractions and more...

Golf de Biscarrosse

Surf at Biscarrosse Plage

Biscarrosse Plage sunset - thanks to Irene Talbot for this photo

Biscarrosse Lac


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