1 hour west of Bordeaux where Medoc vineyards join lakes, pine forests and ocean...

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

We Say

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

Pricing & availability

Atlantic Green Villas

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Fortnight Deals
  • 15% off bookings of at least a fortnight booked for 24/08/19 to the end of the year.

Late Booking
  • 10% to 20% off weeks available from August 31st. GET QUOTE includes discount. (Cannot be combined with fortnight offer.)

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Rental only (excluding linen, towels and other optional supplements - see below).
  • Compulsory extras: Tourist tax, approx. 1 EUR per person aged 12+ per day.
  • Optional extras: Linen & towels: 69 EUR (2 bed), 105 EUR (3 bed), 139 EUR (4 bed) | Linen & towels incl. beds made for arrival: 109 EUR, 149 EUR, 199 EUR | End of stay clean: 140 EUR, 150 EUR, 160 EUR | Pets (45 EUR per pet per week) | Cot with linen and high chair (50 EUR per week); cot only with linen (30 EUR per week); high chair only (25 EUR per week); pushchair (30 EUR per week); in-villa wifi (not available in all villas), 25 EUR/week for up to 2GB/day
  • Security deposit: 600 EUR
  • Changeover day: Saturday between mid-May and late September
  • Arrival and departure: Normal arrival time is Saturday, from 3pm until 7pm; departure is by 10am please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: none

The Villas

There are 3 separate sites of villas in Lacanau-Ocean, whose properties differ 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 Villas

  • Modern, spacious villas with pools, 3 kms to beach
  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom villas with pools
  • Town, ocean beach & lake 3 kms
  • private pool

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.
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.

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.


Sport & Leisure

Our Highlights

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

Sport & Leisure Activities

  • Exellent beachbreak - surf & bodyboard
  • 3 surf schools in Lacanau
  • Lessons & weekly courses
  • Pro championships in August
  • Equipment hire available
  • Equestrian centre offering lake & forest hacks, lessons & courses
  • For riders of all ages & experience
  • Sailing & windsurfing on Lacanau lake
  • 3 clubs offer lessons/courses
  • Equipment hire too
  • Age 9 upwards
  • 18-hole championship course, from 41 EUR per round
  • Two 9-hole courses too
  • Local & regional golf passes available
  • Lessons & courses offered
  • 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
  • Waterski and wakeboard
  • Dedicated lake - lac de Pitrot
  • Lessons, courses, pro shop
  • Annual champs - watch the pros!
  • Vitalparc spa, opposite Eden Parc
  • Full range of treatments
  • Sauna & jacuzzi
  • Aromatherapy
  • Spoil yourself!
Adventure Park
  • Adventure trail in the trees!
  • Open April-October, weekends & school holidays
  • Just 200m from the villas

Local Area

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 exhilaration try a surfing lesson, or just hire a body-board!


  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Wine-tasting
  • Adrenaline park
  • Map

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

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

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