Lacanau

Travel Guide

The delightful seaside resort of Lacanau has it all. On the agenda: cycling, water sports and, if you fancy, a glass of wine.

The Aquitaine region is known for its long beaches and the delicious gastronomy of its inland regions. Located on the shores of the Atlantic, you are never far from a vineyard. Lacanau perfectly embodies the region and is the quintessential small seaside town where you dream of reuniting with friends each summer for a relaxing yet invigorating holiday. It has happily welcomed tourists both from the region and further afield since the beginning of the 20th century, when numerous villas sprung from the sand led by Pierre Ortal, a local resident who could clearly see what his village had to offer.

Lacanau-Ville is built around the church, while Lacanau-Océan overlooks the often turbulent waters which are particularly popular with surfers. Lacanau also features among Europe's top surfing destinations and an international competition is still held annually. If you have never tried it, this is the time to get on a board and hit the waves. If you prefer something more sedate, take a stroll around Lacanau Lake or enjoy a boat trip on the Bay of Arcachon which is just a short distance away. Finally, sample the numerous restaurants on offer in Lacanau and the surrounding areas where you can rediscover the famous cuisine of south-western France. In addition to water activities and gastronomy, there is also a cinema and a library for you to explore during your holiday in Lacanau.

This charming seaside resort is the perfect holiday destination for surfers, foodies and walkers. Bordeaux, the world-famous capital of the Gironde region, presents an opportunity for some city sightseeing less than an hour's drive away.

Bordeaux' proximity makes it possible to touch down 32 miles from Lacanau and to hire a car to explore the region.

Lacanau offers you the warmest of welcomes. The hardest thing will be to leave!

Best Western Golf Hotel Lacanau
Best Western Golf Hotel Lacanau
4 out of 5
Domaine De l'Ardilouse, Lacanau, Gironde
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Médoc Natural Regional Park and Golf and Mini Golf UCPA Baganais. Square Elie Souleyreau and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (186 reviews)
short golf break
"Nice short break in the area, good golf course & excellent restaurant food"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019

Best Western Golf Hotel Lacanau
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
3 out of 5
Rue Pasteur, Lacanau, Gironde
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lacanau residence is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Médoc Natural Regional Park and Bay of Biscay. ...
4/5Very Good! (130 reviews)
Beach atea
"Amazing coastal trip"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2018

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Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
Azureva Lacanau
Azureva Lacanau
3 out of 5
Chemin du Vieux Port, Lacanau
Situated in Lacanau, this holiday park is within a 10-minute walk of Médoc Natural Regional Park and Lake Lacanau. Etang de Cousseau Nature Reserve and Golf ...
3.2/5 (30 reviews)
Lovely stay
"nice resort , and large rooms, good pool and breakfast."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

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Azureva Lacanau
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Vacancéole – Les Rives du Lac – Lacanau
Vacancéole – Les Rives du Lac – Lacanau
3 out of 5
22 Avenue De La Plage, Lacanau, Gironde
The price is £87 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Situated in Lacanau, this spa residence is steps away from Médoc Natural Regional Park and Lake Lacanau. Golf and Mini Golf UCPA Baganais is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...
3.8/5Good! (15 reviews)
"The apartment was dirty, the walls were smeared with dirt and there was a very unpleasant mouldy smell."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Vacancéole – Les Rives du Lac – Lacanau
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
3 out of 5
Rue Pasteur, Lacanau, Gironde
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lacanau residence is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Médoc Natural Regional Park and Bay of Biscay. ...
4/5Very Good! (130 reviews)
Beach atea
"Amazing coastal trip"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2018

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Bleu Marine
Villa Eden Parc With Swimming Pool on the Golf Course
Villa Eden Parc With Swimming Pool on the Golf Course
This family-friendly Lacanau holiday home is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Médoc Natural Regional Park and Golf and Mini Golf UCPA Baganais. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Herrlich im Wald gelegen mit Duft und Zikaden
"Immer gerne wieder"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021

Villa Eden Parc With Swimming Pool on the Golf Course
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