The old European style, French culture, architecture, gastronomy and animated nightlife make Hossegor an excellent holiday destination as well as being home to what is considered by many as the best European beach break in the world and Europe’s surf capital. Many international surf companies like Quiksilver, O’Neill, Oxbow, Rip Curl and Volcom among others have their headquarters there and it has more than half of the movement in the European surf market. These companies have big end of season sales at Easter so it’s an excellent time to update your wardrobe or equipment.
Wherever you go, surf is the breath of life and you’ll find shops, surfcamps, shapers and an atmosphere that will make your stay unforgettable. Les Landes has hundreds of kilometres of beaches that are protected by dunes, surrounded by pine and oak trees with 140 kilometres of bike tracks that pass through the typical villages. Ecotourism and sustainable development are very important and you’ll see a wide range of parks and facilities for outdoor activities.
There are numerous nature parks where you can go trekking, mountain biking and snorkelling on the protected beaches like Marais d’Orx and L’Etang Noir. You can practice your skateboarding skills in the indoor skatepark, Skate Hossegor. It’s suitable for all levels and you’ll find a lot of fun elements like stairs, ramps, numerous rails, a grind zone and pyramids. Lastly, you shouldn’t miss the giant Pyla Dune which is more than 100 metres high, 60 million cubic metres of fine sand covering 57 hectares of land and is three kilometres long. It increases by about four metres in size every year, growing towards the Les Landes forest. Access to it is unrestricted so you can climb it and take in the amazing panoramic views.