Additional information about surrounding area and attractions:
This destination lies at the hart of Médoc, between vast pine forests, the largest natural lake in France and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic influences the climate and weather is temperate and mild compared to surrounding areas. Summers can be very hot and sunny, sunburn may be a risk if you’re unprepared. With its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, nights tend to cool down and mosquitos are rare.
The town features a traditional village, a lake side and a ocean side:
*Hourtin Bourg, the old part of the town, with its picturesque church and market place;
*Hourtin Port, situated at the lake, where the monitored beaches, the marina and shops and restaurants are located and
*Hourtin Plage, a laid-back village with nice bars and cosy restaurants at the Atlantic Ocean.
Hourtin and Carcans share the biggest natural freshwater lake in France. Hourtin Port offers monitored beaches, children island, fishing, boat rental, sailing, surfing,...
Equipment Rental of Canoeing kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up-paddle, sailing, paddle boats is a 5 min walk.
Iles au enfants & its playground is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing and picknicking on the water’s edge and has many activities on offer for children and admission is free.
Fishing & sailing: licenses can be bought at the Port
Walking: in the apartment you will find brochures
Cycling is a way of live in Hourtin.
A great network of cycling tracks links the three resorts of Lacanau, Carcans-Maubuisson and Hourtin. More than 150km of cycle paths. On request you can use two adult bikes or renting bycicles is a 5 min walk
Mini-golf, Skate Park & Tenni: all situated at back entrance of the main parking at Hourtin Port, Avenue du Lac, 5 min walk
We recommend the Food Market at Hourtin Bourg: enjoy fresh Oysters with a glas of wine every Tue, Thu and Sat morning
Horseback riding in the forest or the lake and courses any age at any level
Additional information about amenities:
Football stadium of Bordeaux at 60km.
Lacanau Ocean is above all a surfing destination:
riding a wave, sea kayaking, kite surfing... There is a big variety of schools offering courses of all different kind of sports and age
Lacanau is also a golfer's paradise. Between lake and ocean, there is a very high quality golfing centre, nestling at the heart of 80 hectares of pine forest.
In Lacanau Océan you’ll find most of the shops and restaurants. In the evening the resort comes alive and the family beach transforms to a place for fans of nightlife, cocktail bars and casino.
Famous for its oysters and its upscale resorts, such as Arcachon and Le Cap-Ferret, this little inland sea, open to the ocean, is also known for its exceptional natural heritage and the famous Dune of Pilat.
Secluded, laid-back and authentic, the French oyster capital is a haven for seaside sophistication. It is really worth the trip!