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Discover Carcans Plage and its activities

Welcome to Carcans Océan, a family seaside resort located on the Atlantic coast. Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and the largest natural freshwater lake in France (Lac de Carcans, Hourtin and Maubuisson), an ideal destination for your holidays.

Whether it’s water sports, walking, cycling or just relaxing, you’ll find something to suit you as a family, couple or just with friends ! The village offers without doubt one of the largest cycle paths in the vicinity, running through the pine forest linking local villages and towns. From the ocean to the lake and up to the the town of Carcans, it is possible to never come across any vehicles, saftey for all.

Carcans In the heart of the Médoc Atlantique

A family destination on the coast in the heart of the Médoc, just a stone’s throw from the châteaux and their great wines, the city of Bordeaux and the Bay of Arcachon.

Bordeaux and it’s surrounding’s

Discover Bordeaux, its quays and its beautiful architecture, and continue in the Médoc on the Wine Route.


Carcans Plage

Carcans Plage is a simple little village 1 hour from Bordeaux where lovers of the ocean and the forest come to relax.


The lake : Maubuisson and Bombannes

Maubuisson and Bombannes, 4 km from the Village and 20 minutes from the ocean bike chalets via the cycle path


Le Nord Médoc

In Hourtin, the atmosphere is calm and family-friendly, conducive to the leisure of the little ones. The children’s island is a small paradise of wooden and outdoor games for the youngest!


The South Médoc and the Bassin d’Arcachon

Continue your route to the south and discover the surroundings of the Arcachon basin, the adorable villages of Ferret, the admirable Villas Arcachonnaises, the small seafood restaurants…


Cycling and walking

Several departures from cycle paths allow you to reach Maubuisson, Carcans Ville, the Bombannes area, Hourtin Page, Lacanau Océan, or even the Cousseau pond nature reserve.


Beach Access and surveillance

Three beach accesses and one PRM access allow you to see the ocean while respecting the dune and its vegetation. The aid station is located at the top of the south beach.


The surroundings

10 km to the south, accessible by car and bike, Lacanau Océan and its seafront with a view of the ocean await you!


Local market’s

Many markets invite you to stroll around Carcans and its surroundings. Gourmet markets, night markets, craft markets… the choice is wide!