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Located between Hossegor to the north and Labenne to the south, about forty minutes from the EUROSOL campsite ****, Capbreton is a leading seaside resort on the south coast of the Landes. With its fishing and yachting harbour, its world-famous surf spots, its historic pier and its lively shopping streets, Capbreton promises a cultural, gourmet and invigorating stopover.

The port of Capbreton and its fish market

A former whaling and sardine port, the port of Capbreton is still largely focused on fishing, with the particularity that local fishermen can sell their fish directly “at the boat’s bottom”, in other words without going through the auction. If you arrive between 4pm and 6pm, you can watch the unloading of sea bass, sole, sea bream, bonito, hake, gurnard, mackerel and other chipirons. A colourful spectacle not to be missed!

Otherwise, head for the Capbreton fish market! At the foot of the Harbour Master’s Office, the 19 boats in the port offer you their catch of the day depending on the arrivals.

But fishing is also a leisure activity. Numerous service providers offer sea outings with a multitude of activities: tuna fishing on the Capbreton Gouf, sailing boat cruises to observe dolphins, swimming in the open sea, tapas aperitif at sunset… From the coast, surfcasting attracts sea bass fishing enthusiasts, called louvine in the Landes. Capbreton is also a marina, the only one in the Landes department, with nearly 1,000 moorings on pontoons. All year round, it welcomes yachtsmen on a stopover between the Arcachon basin and the Basque country.

A day at the beach

With internationally renowned spots and some of the best waves in the world, Capbreton has built up a solid reputation among surfers, but not only! The Landes resort also attracts families looking for a quiet swim. Very popular with summer visitors, the Central beach is protected from the ocean swell. It stretches from the casino to the Prévent beach. There are beach clubs for children and many shops and restaurants on the seafront.

The famous Capbreton pier

A symbol of the town, the Capbreton pier is one of the most photographed monuments in the Landes. Built under Napoleon III, 150 years ago, the famous wooden jetty juts out into the ocean for almost 200 metres, offering a unique view of the port and beaches of Capbreton. It is a very popular place for walkers, but also for anglers who meet at the end of the pier.

A short stroll along the dune path

This path leads to the Santocha or Piste beach, passing through the dunes of Capbreton. On the way, you will take the time to observe the fauna and flora of the dunes, the sandy vineyards of Capbreton and the blockhouses of the Atlantic Wall painted by the Bordeaux illustrator and graffiti artist Darry Perier. Distance: 2.7 km (approx. 45 min).

Capbreton, town of “Fun shopping

Capbreton has some nice places to do a little shopping during the holidays. The shopping streets in the town centre are full of small designer boutiques, clothing and decoration shops. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to souvenirs from your stay in Capbreton. And for those who wish to discover the heritage of Capbreton, take part in the family rally, a circuit marked out by sporting and cultural stages from the seafront to the town centre.