Dune du Pilat
The Île aux Oiseaux, an unmissable port of call during your holiday!
You really can’t beat it for picture postcard scenery, the Île aux Oiseaux seems to float on the waters of the Bassin d’Arcachon and continues to fascinate visitors and locals alike. With a landscape that changes with every tide, it offers a truly surprising spectacle that you’ll want to make your own all year round.
And you’re in luck, during the gorgeous summer months you’ll be able to admire the Île aux Oiseaux from your Sandaya campsite between the Landes and the Gironde! So come and enjoy a stay nearby in a mobile home with every comfort, or a tent on one of our lush green pitches! On-site, it’ll be endless bathing in the heated swimming pools, free activities for all, watersports with the family and a host of other surprises to discover. Ready, steady, go!
Visit the Île aux Oiseaux with the family
Head for Arcachon or Cap Ferret and treat yourselves to an unforgettable outing around the Île aux Oiseaux! On holiday with the kids, jump into a canoe-kayak ready to enjoy every minute of your trip and share some fabulous family time.
So, how about a little family competition? The first to arrive at the foot of the famous “cabanes tchanquées” is the winner! You might not be able to visit them, but you can take your time to admire these unique cabins on stilts set in the middle of the bay and originally used by those who kept watch over the oyster beds. There’s no doubt about it, you’ve found a little corner of paradise!
Visit the Île aux Oiseaux as a couple
The most romantic moment to visit the Île aux Oiseaux? At sunset, of course! After a delightful day spent on the Dune du Pilat or the beaches of Biscarrosse, set off for a cruise as the light is at its most beautiful: the panorama over the Île aux Oiseaux is quite simply magical!
Then, after a guided visit for an hour or two, it’s back to dry land again. What better moment to sample the local oysters for the perfect end to the day!
Camping Île aux Oiseaux: our handy tips for a successful stay
The island certainly couldn’t be better named! Home to more than 150 species of birds, have fun seeing how many you can recognise...
Before leaving, remember to check the tide timetable to avoid being disappointed!
Did you know? In addition to the 2 “cabanes tchanquées”, the island also has more than 50 other huts, some of which are still occupied!
And if all that isn’t enough for you, head off for a day-long cruise to the Banc d’Arguin and admire its incredible view of the Dune du Pilat!