The nature reserve Étang de Cousseau is a protected area surrounded by dunes with 13 kilometres of walking paths along which you’ll find information points about the plants, animals and migratory birds. The Lacanau Lake is very popular for watersports like swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking. It’s highly recommended to rent a bike and follow the 20 kilometre long path that borders the lake, or the 110 kilometres of marked trails through the forests and dunes that surround Lacanau. There are various places where you can rent bikes from but Central Garage is a recommended option, or if you prefer horses there are some trails in Village Cheva.
It’s worth spending a day in the majestic capital of Burdeos to see the beautiful and well-preserved XVII century city centre and its commercial and maritime tradition. Lacanau is also a good location for golfers and Ardilouse Golf International Lacanau-Ocean has two eighteen hole courses where you can practise or have some lessons with the school, and if you want to relax after you can head towards the Vitalparc spa. Lastly, if you have more time it’s worth going the hour and a half to Cap Ferrat and Arcachon where you’ll find the famous Dune of Pilat, the largest in Europe.