Summer Activities


The Atlantic coast of France is a world-class surfing location and the long sandy beaches of the Aquitaine coastline are the ideal playground for surfers of all levels. Port d'Albret, just north of Biarritz, is a fantastic surfer’s town offering amazing surfing conditions and a great selection of après surf bars to explore. Whether this is your first time on a board or you’re hoping to perfect your cut back, Port d’Albret has something to offer all surfers. 


Golf de Pinsolle is located on the Landes coast, in an idyllic setting nestled among the pine trees and the ocean. The course offers 9 holes (par 36) and is suitable for beginners through to advanced golfers. The area focuses on training with 3 putting greens, including a bunker shot and the lake for practice shots. The course is designed to improve your golf and with a week of top quality instruction you’ll make progress very quickly. 

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