Great overview of the Arcachon BasinLa Teste-de-Buch
Activity: Helicopter flight
Find the best activities in Dune du Pyla
4 activities available
Activity: Helicopter flight
Activity: Surfing, Stand Up Paddle
You have probably already heard of the Pilat dune, which is located in the Landes de Gascogne region and is the highest dune in Europe with a height of more than 100 metres. Located on the Silver Coast, in the Arcachon basin, this sand dune creates a unique landscape by the sea, between sea and forest.
There are many activities you can enjoy near the Dune du Pilat starting with sunbathing and swimming on the long beach that extends down below. If you like water sports, you can enjoy the privileged location of the dune, winds and waves that are present there for a good part of the year. If you want to surf, whatever your level, you can learn or improve your performance by taking a few hours of lessons with an instructor who will also provide you with all the necessary equipment. Feel free to search on our website because you will find several interesting offers! And if sport fishing is more your thing or if you want to discover a new activity, then this is the right place to do it. The lagoon of the Arcachon basin is ideal for sport fishing because it is very rich in fish. You can catch the local marine life: bars, bonitoes, places or mackerel at the end of your line! Whether it is for a half-day, a full day or a few hours, in the pool or on a wreck, you will experience something you will not be ready to forget.
The Dune du Pilat is, in itself, an exceptional tourist attraction that attracts millions of visitors every year. And if the beauty of the dune is not enough for you or if you have more time available and you want to visit the region, then here are some additional sites of particular interest to see. Arcachon, located in the bay with the same name, has a beautiful historical heritage in addition to the natural one. Pretty churches such as the Notre-Dame d'Arcachon basilica or the chapel of Les Marins or the Notre-Dame des Passes church. Don't miss the superb 19th century Château Deganne, which houses a casino. And if you have children, you can take them to see the Arcachon Aquarium Museum which will delight them. For a relaxing day, don't miss the Pereire beach, set up for green getaways with maritime gardens, cycle paths and walks for the pleasure of all. For nature lovers, a short excursion to Île aux Oiseaux, located in the heart of the Arcachon basin with its famous tchanquées huts, these wooden buildings on stilts typical of the region will certainly be a very good idea!
So if you have not yet visited this beautiful region of the Dune du Pilat, schedule one soon. Whether you love the beach, water sports, cultural discoveries, nature, breathtaking landscapes or more thrilling activities such as paragliding or sea fishing, you will spend an unforgettable holiday here.