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Between ocean, lake and forest, 30 km from the 4-star EUROSOL campsite, in the south of the Landes, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains is the smallest commune on the Aquitaine coast. Small in size… but big in reputation, it is also one of the most renowned seaside resorts on the Landes coast.

The beaches of Vieux-Boucau

If it’s the beach that brings you camping in Les Landes, head for the Plage Centrale. Easily accessible from the centre of Vieux-Boucau, this is a very pleasant beach with free parking and many bars and restaurants nearby. People come here to swim with their families, to revive their tan or to surf the best Landes waves. A little away from the centre of the resort, the Sablères beach (the North beach) is the wildest beach of Vieux-Boucau, where surfers and swimmers mix. And for those who prefer the ocean without the waves, head for the beach of the marine lake of Port d’Albret.

The marine lake of Port d’Albret

Straddling the communes of Vieux-Boucau and Soustons, just a stone’s throw from the ocean, the Port d’Albret lake is the only artificial marine lake in France, created in 1966 on the former bed of the Adour. Sheltered from the waves and the hustle and bustle of the beach, the Port Albret marine lake offers a real haven of peace for holidaymakers and birds alike, which you can discover by boat, pedalo or canoe, 20 minutes from our EUROSOL campsite ****.

Very popular with families and sportsmen, the Port d’Albret lake offers a wide range of water sports activities, with its sailing schools and its sandy beaches: supervised swimming, catamaran, dinghies, stand-up paddle, windsurfing, canoeing…

You can also rent a boat, a miniature electric boat or a pedal boat to go around the lake and moor on the small wooded island in the middle of the lake. For those who enjoy cycling, there is a cycle path around the lake (a 4 km loop starting from the car park of the arena).

DID YOU KNOW? Formerly Port d’Albret, Vieux-Boucau (“old mouth” in Gascon) could have been the first port on the Landes coast if the Adour river had not been diverted in 1578 to give it its present estuary at Bayonne.

Gascon and Landes traditions in the spotlight!

Very lively thanks to its many café terraces, ice cream parlours, restaurants and shops, Vieux Boucau also flourishes in its culture and traditions of the Landes. During the summer, the fronton is the venue for Basque pelota games, while the village’s arenas host the traditional Landes races, bullfights, novilladas and other stilt-walker shows. All this is accompanied by the festive music of the bandas. Where to go to the market in Vieux Boucau?

Where to go to the market in Vieux Boucau?

Lively, warm and tasty, the markets of Vieux Boucau are worth a visit! From mid-June to the end of September, a pretty market is held every day of the week (except Sunday) along the Moïsan canal. In July and August, a night market is held on Wednesday evenings on the banks of the marine lake (arts and crafts) and on Monday evenings in the Grande Plage car park.

On the cycle paths of Vieux-Boucau

From the village of Vieux-Boucau, several cycle tracks offer lovers of cycling kilometres of rides along the ocean beaches, through the Landes forest, towards the marine lake of Port d’Albret or the lakes of Messanges and Soustons. To discover: the Soustons / Azur / Messanges / Vieux-Boucau loop.