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On a hot hot day leaving early from our hotel in Pessac. Only 40 mins drive. Parking not a problem and free. Visiting local oyster farm fishing areas. If you want time on the beach bay side then the morning is best.
Take a short bus ride (no81) from Nice for €1.5 each way and you arrive at St Jean. Then a Short walk away you come to a narrow Coastal footpath which goes around the base of the cap.
We were blessed with a bright sunny...More
I stayed at Truc Vert, so I went to the wild, open, beach everyday. From reading the comments here I expected something more amazing, but it was good, but the same as any other beach there. You don't get a feeling you are at a...More
The dunes and beach were closed to the public on May 1st 2016 and there's no sign that they're planning to reopen them.
They say there's a risk of collapsing of the dune.
I took some great pictures there back in 2014... I was looking...More
The Pointe is at the end of the Cap Ferret peninsula, and there is not a very wide entrance past it into the Bassin d'Arcachon. On the far side are huge sand dunes, apparently the largest in Europe, just south-west of Arcachon.
The waves at...More
This a lovely, if slightly windy place to walk. From the end of the peninsula you have a great view of the dune at Pyla and the entrance to the Arcachon basin. You can then walk for miles on the beach with the Atlantic breakers...More