This apartment is on the top (3rd) floor with lift, of a modern low rise building complex situated on Hossegor beach.
It is attractively furnished and equipped to a high standard with AIRCON in the double bedrooms (king beds), Sky TV and WIFI Broadband, airplay speaker for your iphone/ipod/ipad music.
With two covered terraces both with wonderful seaviews, you can enjoy alfresco dining and watch the sometimes startling sunsets over the water.
We have a swimming pool with paddling pool for residents only (open July, August and September), and the apartments have direct access to the beach. The beach has lifeguard surveillance every day during the season.
Conveniently the apartment building has a few shops to provide your morning croissant etc, surf board and bike hire, daytime cafe and surf shop.
Restaurants and other shops are nearby and it is a short walk into the centre of town and inland salt water lake.
Ideal for one or two couples or a family for beach, biking, surfing holidays with many possible great day excursions to Biarritz, Bayonne, Dax, Northern Spain, Basque villages in the Pyrenees.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||09:00|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Biarritz 40 km, Nearest railway: Bayonne 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Visit Bordeaux, Pyrenees, Basque region (including North West Spain) all within 1+ hour's drive of Hossegar.
Hossegor, just north of Biarritz on the Cote d'Argent, is a delightful resort with much to offer in return for the longer drive south.
The Cote d'Argent, stretching from the River Garonne south of Royan to Biarritz boasts the longest, straightest, sandiest beach in Europe. Facing the dark blue of Biscay and backed everywhere by the dark green of the pines, this strip of light golden sand, almost white in the blazing sun offers a unique sense of space and freedom.
Hossegor is often referred to as the Surf Capital of Europe, and plays host to the Rip Curl Pro Surf Championships during the 3rd week in August every year attracting the world's top professional surfers. During the last weekend of October there is an annual Cerf-Volant Competition weekend when the beach becomes ablaze with kites of all shapes, sizes and colours.
Hossegor is separated from neighbouring Cap Breton by the Bourret Canal. It has a large tidal lake with sandy beaches, a canal, two rivers, the ocean beaches and the forest with the backdrop of the Pyrenees in sight from any small elevation and the beach.
This is one of the best places on the Cote d'Argent for swimming. Just off the coast there is a deep trench in the ocean bed, ten times as deep as the sea either side of it. This valley, parallel with the shore and formed at the same time as the mountain chain of the Pyrennes, has the effect of calming the sea so that the waves reaching the beach at Hossegor are reduced in size. Bathers have the choice of a stimulating dip in the sea or a swim in the warmer and shallower waters of the tidal lake. Recently many kilometers of cycle track have been developed around the town and through the pine forests, making cycling a pleasure for all the family.
At the turn of the century, the present site of Hossegor was deserted. It was not until a small colony of writers and artists from Biarritz settled there in 1900 that a community began to grow up there, the charm of it's situation making it steadily more popular. Today the 2.5km long lake is especially popular with dinghy sailors and windsurfers. There are plenty of other facilities for other outdoor activities including an established 18 hole golf course.
Hossegor is a lively place with it's Sporting Casino (cinema, casino, nightclub), for it's traditional entertainment of Courses Landaises and Pelote Basque, and for it's varied shopping and many restaurants.
Interesting outings are to Dax (the most important spa in France after Aix-les-Bains, famous for it's mud baths), Bayonne (capital of Basque region, a crowded, lively and prosperous city), Biarritz (set in a coastline of almost orchestrated beauty, once again very much in fashion in a more discreet way with the super-rich and famous), and a choice of many possible trips into the Pyrenees for walking, mountain biking, canoeing and white water rafting.