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Discover Carcans Plage and its activities

Welcome to Carcans, the ideal place to spend your summer holidays between lake and ocean. Between the three poles of Carcans Océan, Maubuisson and Carcans Ville, everyone will find activities and atmospheres to their taste.

Carcans Océan is characterised by its ocean beachfront location which attracts surfers and nature lovers, Maubuisson is characterised by its location on the edge of the largest natural freshwater lake in France which offers a multitude of water sports activities while the dynamic town is characterised by its varied range of shops and cultural activities.

Carcans In the heart of the Médoc Atlantique

Carcans-Maubuisson is set up right in the heart of the Médoc Atlantique Holiday Region and only one hour’s drive from Bordeaux and the Bay of Arcachon. The area is not more than a stone throw away from the Médoc vineyards’ (one of France’s greatest winegrowing areas) and offers great freshwater lakes, wild nature, pine-tree forests and endless beaches.

10 good reasons to come to Carcans Plage

The beach! The beaches!!!

The sunset is absolutely incredible

If the waves of the Atlantic are too powerful, the lake of Carcans offers great and easy swimming for everyone.

Leave your car behind and make your bike your new best friend

It’s a paradise for sports fans: all sorts of watersports, biking, hiking … no time to get bored!

Even in high season, you can find your own beach.

Au revoir pollution, hello sea breeze and sweet smell of pine trees!!

You live barefoot and the sand between our toes makes you happy every day.

You can enjoy the sunsets with some of the world’s finest wines.

Even in low season it’s summer

The lake of Carcans-Maubuisson

Walks, swimming, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, stand-up paddle, … many activities await you around the largest freshwater lake in France!



Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, the waves of the Atlantic are waiting for you just 200 m from the campsite….


Biking and Hiking

An extensive network of cycling and walking paths allows you to discover the surrounding area by bike or on foot….


The village

In Carcans Océan, a small surfing village, you will find nice shops, bars and restaurants in a warm, authentic and family atmosphere….



Cultural discoveries, historical monuments, remarkable landscapes, sports events, shopping destinations… discover the things to see in the surrounding area!


Local markets

Craft products, local specialities, fruit and vegetables… the local markets are very popular and await you every day!