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The Dune du Pilat, the ideal holiday destination!
Dreaming of a holiday in paradise at the water’s edge? The Côte d’Argent with its panorama in shades of ocean blue makes an unbeatable destination! Your Sandaya campsite near the Dune du Pilat is exactly the spot you’ve been dreaming of to take a break under the pines of the Landes forest, your feet in the sand and your head in the clouds.
As a couple or with the kids, you can count on your Sandaya campsite to make your holiday totally unforgettable! On-site, discover the bathing area with its pools, waterslides and solarium terrace that promise long sun-drenched afternoons. Prefer getting active? The outdoor sports grounds await you, so grab your ball and head for a fun knock-about! After all that you’ve certainly earned a good night’s sleep, under the canvas of your tent or in your comfortable well-equipped mobile home. Tomorrow, it’s everyone up bright and early, ready to climb the highest sand dune in Europe!
Visit the Dune du Pilat with the family
Good news, the Dune du Pilat can be visited all year round! Travelling with up-and-coming athletes? Then it’s into the saddle and off on your bikes to follow the Vélodyssée along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, it won’t be long before the famous Dune du Pilat comes into view!
With all the appearance of the Sahara, the children can’t help but imagine they’re off on a safari! Once they’ve climbed the 160 steps they’ll be able to admire the incredible ballet performed by the surfers as they defy the waves. And that means that they’ll only want to do one thing: get into the water themselves! Ready, steady, go... who can roll all the way down the quickest? First one to the bottom wins!
Visit the Dune du Pilat as a couple
There are few viewpoints that offer a panorama as exceptional as that from the Dune du Pilat! From the summit of this Grand Site de France, you’ll be able to admire all the beauty of the Bassin d’Arcachon: the Landes forest on one side, the ocean as far as the eye can see on the other... We couldn’t think of any setting more romantic for a walk hand-in-hand on the Atlantic coast!
As the day comes to an end, the dune reveals its most sublime beauty: in the light of the setting sun, the view over the Banc d’Arguin is quite simply breathtaking. Forget the rest of the world, here there are only the two of you on your own little cloud... of sand!
Camping Dune du Pilat: our handy tips for a successful stay
In high season, remember to take a pair of trainers, the fine sand tends to heat up in the sunshine!
Leave your car at the campsite: a bus from Arcachon or La Teste-de-Buch takes you directly to the foot of the dune!
Remember to look up when you reach the top of the dune, and admire the acrobatics of the paragliders. Fancy joining them?
With all the family, follow the grand treasure trail to try to pierce the mystery of the Dune and discover its treasure!