The Landes, its immense forest and its white sandy beaches, are an absolute must-go-to when it comes to holiday destinations by the ocean. The climate of this southwestern France department, marked by mild winters and rather hot summer temperatures attracts many families from all over Europe, and is home to a large number of second homes.
Landes is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It stands out mainly for its exceptional coastline and its 106 km of beach on the Atlantic Coast. This long trail of white sand licked by the foam of the waves is divided into a dozen beaches invested by seaside resorts suitable for tourism and interspersed with wilder areas hidden by the dunes which welcome swimmers, surfers or naturists in search of tranquility.
The department is called "les Landes", plural, because of its multiple aspects. From Biscarosse to Capbreton, via Mimizan or Seignosse, the surf spots of the Landes coast are famous worldwide. They are home to both enthusiasts and international competition events each year. The French Surfing Federation has even chosen to set its office in Hossegor.
Les Landes are not all about the beaches though - its gastronomic heritage is the very illustration of French flavors, including foie gras, duck breasts, chickens from Saint-Sever and AOC Tursan wines in Geaune, which have made the South-West region famous and will delight the foodie naturists” among you.
Beaches & Campsites : naturism in les Landes
This combination of beaches on the Ocean, unspoiled natural spaces, regional charm and cultural heritage has long made les Landes a popular destination for naturist enthusiasts, for whom there are places and areas specifically dedicated.
Aquitaine is a pioneering region in terms of naturism. The first specialized European leisure centre was created there in 1950. It also plays a significant role in France's world leadership in terms of naturist destinations. Thus, in les Landes, the practice is generally tolerated outside supervised beaches, but naturists traveling with their families will certainly prefer beaches and resorts dedicated to naturism, ensuring peace and safety.
To enjoy a complete and serene naturist experience in les Landes, you can select a suitable environment with loads of charm, available at campsites such as Domaine Arnaoutchot : it combines comfort and a friendly atmosphere on the Côte d’Argent or Silver Coast. « Arna », for those who already stayed there, is a naturist campsite that offers quality rentals and pitches in an intimate 45-hectare pine forest by the ocean. This genuine family holiday village in complete harmony with Nature offers direct access to its Arnaoutchot beach, in addition to plenty of services and activities - swimming pool spa, hammam and sauna.
Your ideal accommodation for your naturist holidays in the Landes will meet all the needs of a stay for the young and the older as the estate also shelters shops, restaurants, sports grounds and cultural events.