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Dune du Pilat

Spending your next holiday in one of our campsites on the Atlantic coast? Then you won't be more than a few kilometres from the Dune du Pilat, a sand dune which is listed as a Grand Site de France! Positioned at the southern entrance to the Bassin d’Arcachon, this natural gem provides a unique panorama over the Atlantic and the forest of the Landes de Gascogne. So...ready to scale Europe's tallest sand dune?
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Your holiday accommodation close to the Dune du Pilat

Dreaming of heavenly holidays beside the water? The Côte d’Argent and its ocean blue panorama is just the destination for you! Your Sandaya campsite close to the Dune du Pilat is the dream location for a stopover beneath the pine trees of the forest of the Landes, with your feet in the sand and your head in the clouds! Not far from the Bassin d’Arcachon and the famous Dune du Pilat, your 4 or 5 star holiday village awaits you during the loveliest months of the year, on the Atlantic coast. Here, you'll be able to make the most of the nearby ocean and the forest-covered massif of the Landes de Gascogne and really enjoy your favourite outdoor pursuits, including bike rides along the Vélodyssée trail and hikes through the forest. And then of course you've got the option of having a go at surfing on the crashing waves of the ocean! In this family-friendly campsite, there are all sorts of activities to enjoy, including mini-golf, table tennis, olympiads on the multisports ground and aquagym. Not the slightest chance of getting bored! Children will love the campsite's bathing area best of all, the perfect place for sliding down the waterslides or playing around in the paddling pool, with myriad waterjets and waterfalls! And while they're here, adults will be able to savour a bit of relaxation on the solarium terraces or a few lengths in the covered swimming pool.
And when evening arrives, you'll be able to get together for a lovely supper on the terrace of your accommodation, whether it's a chalet, lodge or mobile home. Or perhaps you prefer real camping? Then come and see our pitches, which are perfectly suited to your caravan, tent or campervan!

See Europe's tallest sand dune

Set in Pyla-sur-Mer in the Gironde, very close to la Teste-de-Buch, there lies an extraordinary natural treasure which enjoys one of the loveliest panoramas you could imagine. The 110 metre high sand dune called the Dune du Pilat always leaves visitors who've come to explore the Aquitaine coastline with a lasting impression. Whatever the time of year, the views are amazing and the landscapes breathtaking. A little tip for people who are looking to see it during high season: wear trainers and socks as the fine sand tends to get hot in the full sunshine!

An exceptional location

Once you've arrived at La Teste-de-Buch, you can climb up the big stairway (160 steps!) which takes you to the top of the Dune du Pilat: get ready to take it all in! The gobsmacking panorama over the triptych formed by forest, sand dune and ocean, together with the diversity of the natural environment, has led to this sand dune earning the award of Grand Site de France. Constantly moving with the winds and the tides, Europe's tallest sand dune is also a fragile natural location which is subject to preservation requirements: visitors from all over the world will be able to soak up its beauty for many years to come! On this cloud of sand, take a deep breath of fresh air, watch the paragliders, lay out your beach towel or enjoy a rolling competition: the winner is the first person to reach the beach!

Access to the sand dune and practical info

The good news is that the Dune du Pilat is open to visitors all year round! On foot, by bike, by car or by paraglider(!), you'll be able to take in the wonderful views without being constrained by opening times. However, you do have to pay for the car park (€4 for 2 hours, €6 for 4 hours during high season), but you can also leave your car behind: Baïa coaches leaving from Arcachon and la Teste railway stations will take you here for just €1. The Vélodyssée, a cycle route which goes along the Atlantic coast, also forms a special entry point for taking in the beauty of this location in total freedom!

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