FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE BISCARROSSE
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 surf; forest 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 ride, fish, picnic 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 deer, roebuck, and other animals.
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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,surf, play 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...