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Courant d'Huchet Nature Reserve

You’ll be staying at one of our campsites in the Landes this summer? Excellent idea. Then make the most of your visit to lose yourself in the incredible scenery of the Courant d’Huchet, a nature reserve that wends its way between Lake Léon and the Atlantic Ocean. On foot or aboard a traditional galupe, discover this “Amazon of the Landes” and its bewitching landscapes!
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The Courant d’Huchet nature reserve, an unmissable visit during your holiday!

Amongst the innumerable treasures you’ll find in the Landes, the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve is no doubt one of the most precious. Connecting Lake Léon to the Moliets beach, this little river gently meanders through pristine nature, perfect for exploring on foot or aboard a traditional local boat known as a “galupe”. Make the most of your campsite stay on the Atlantic coast to live a totally unique experience, with the family or just the two of you!

Close at hand, your Sandaya campsite welcomes you to the accommodation of your choice: a cottage just like a real house, a lodge tent for playing adventurers or a camping pitch to get truly close to nature. And when it comes to bathing, you’ll have all you could want: swimming pools and waterslides in the water park, lake, ocean... So c’mon, it’s time to hit the water! Then, finally, why not complete your holiday programme with the campsite’s activities and entertainment: fitness, pétanque, free clubs for the children... Here with Sandaya it’s perfect holiday happiness for every camper!

Visit the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve with the family

Looking to stretch your legs? Then don’t forget your walking shoes, the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve is the ideal spot to go exploring on foot! Several footpaths, freely accessible and open to everyone, are waiting to lead you deep into the heart of this exceptional environment. Your itinerary starts at the Pichelèbe “visitor centre” and ends at the Moliets beach, where the river joins the ocean. So remember to pack the swimsuits!

You prefer to let someone else do all the hard work? Make the journey aboard a traditional “galupe” with one of the Courant d’Huchet boatmen, then just sit back and take your time to appreciate the scenery of this bayou in the Landes. With the family, have fun trying to spot the fish, herons and mink: here nature reigns supreme!

Visit the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve as a couple

On foot or on the water, your romantic voyage together will leave you with so many amazing memories of your stay in the Landes! And, although the sublime landscapes of the Courant d’Huchet may give you the impression of being at the ends of the earth, the voyage still isn’t over. Even after you’ve disembarked, your day continues on the Moliets beach!

Our favourite corner? The beach at La Lette Blanche, half-way between Moliets and Vielle-Saint-Girons. Well known to the locals, it is often considered to be the wildest beach on the Landes coast, offering the décor of your dreams as you look out over the ocean. The perfect spot for a picnic, for basking in the sunshine or for swimming a few strokes to cool off before returning to the campsite!

Camping Courant d'Huchet Nature Reserve: our handy tips for a successful stay

Twitchers and nature-lovers, don’t forget your binoculars! The nature reserve is a veritable sanctuary and home to more than 200 bird species.

The Courant d’Huchet boatmen offer trips lasting 2, 3 or 4 hours. Take your pick and follow the guide!

To add an extra touch of magic to the spot, time your visit to the Moliets-et-Maa beach to enjoy the sunset over the ocean.

On your return to the campsite, head for the restaurant: it’s just so good to simply pull up a chair and relax, after a day rich in activities!

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