THINGS TO DO
Some of the coast’s best waves break only 200m from the campsite. Surfing is one of the main activities of the area and the surf culture is all around. Beginner? No problem, several surf schools offer courses for all ages and all levels – give it a try!
Biking and Hiking
Carcans Plage is the starting point for hundreds of kilometres of cycling tracks. It comes with no surprise that bike fans love this area. There are also many hiking trails. Whether you like just walking around and explore nature or you want to go for a long hike, there are many things to discover around the campsite.
The Lake of Carcans Maubuisson
France’s biggest natural fresh water lake is just around the corner. 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bicycle, you can enjoy swimming in calm waters and discover plenty of water sports. Sailing, wakeboarding, SUP, kayaking … you will be spoilt for choice. If you want to combine visiting the lake and shopping, Carcans Maubuisson is the place to check out. If you prefer exploring the lake and nature, have a look at the Domaine de Bombannes. They offer great sports facilities as well.
A whole lot of markets are waiting for you in and around Carcans. Discover local farmer markets, night markets, gourmet markets, artist markets… there is one market for everyone!
Visit the surroundingsFor more information and inspiration, check out the Médoc Océan
Discover the Region The vineyards of the Médoc with the region’s typical wine-centric châteaux and monasteries are just around the corner. With tastings, cellar tours and wine discovery, there’s a whole world of things to discover! Only one hour’s drive from the campsite is the region’s capital. Bordeaux, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s wine capital is an amazing place, with a rich history and some remarkable architecture. By the way, Bordeaux has been voted the most exciting city destination in 2017 by Lonely Planet.
If you prefer to stay in the closest area, what about some shopping? Carcans Plage, Maubuisson and Lacanau Océan offer some charming beach boutiques. Lacanau Océan is also a great place to discover the nightlife and have a night out clubbing.