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Hourtin 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 for canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up-paddle, sailing, paddle boats at 5 min walking distance.
Iles au enfants & its playground is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing and picnicking on the water’s edge. It has many activities on offer for children like a WakePark and admission is free.
Fishing & sailing-licenses can be bought at the Port.
Cycling: 150km of cycle paths thrue the forest and dunes connect the lakes of the area with the Atlantic Ocean.
"Le Port" offers home ice cream, cocktail bars, coffee bars, oven baked pizza, a bakery, a small grocery shop and entertainment.
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