Best Gironde Holiday Parks Beside The Beach for 2024

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4 Parks Found in Gironde

Direct beach access
Pet Friendly
Atlantic Club Montalivet
The Parc

Atlantic Club Montalivet, a beachside holiday park in Vendays-Montalivet, France, offers an action-packed escape with a serene setting. Enjoy waterslides, wellness areas, an aqua park, sports, beach access, and evening entertainment. Accommodations range from classic to ultimate, with amenities for comfort.
The Beach

Enjoy direct access to the beach from Atlantic Club Montalivet, where you can take a refreshing dip in the ocean or try out beach volleyball. The beach is conveniently close for a leisurely stroll and offers an opportunity for a bracing swim or surfing in the Atlantic waves. With the park nestled among pine trees, you can also bask in the fresh ocean air and warm climate right at the beachfront.
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£248 £172
Nearest Beach: Hourtin-Plage
Pet Friendly
Cote D Argent
The Parc

Discover the enchanting Cote D'Argent holiday park, nestled in lush pine forests and close to Hourtin-Plage. With a waterpark, dual pool complexes, and a covered pool, it offers a mix of outdoor adventures and cultural excursions. Great for families and wine lovers.
The Beach

You'll enjoy the convenience of the sandy Hourtin-Plage just 300 metres away from the park. This beach offers a variety of water sports, including surfing, bodyboarding, and kitesurfing. The beach is part of a lively resort area, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere during high season and a more relaxed vibe for the rest of the year.
Price Per Week From
£329 £248
Nearest Beach: Plage du Soulac
Pet Friendly
Le Palace
The Parc

Le Palace, nestled in Soulac-sur-Mer's lush pine forests, offers an action-packed retreat near the Atlantic Ocean. The park features a thrilling pool complex, sports facilities, site-run clubs for kids, and vibrant nightlife with dining options.
The Beach

If you're looking to unwind on the sands, you're in luck as Le Palace holiday park is a mere 0.65km from Plage du Soulac. Here, you can try out a variety of activities such as surfing, sand yachting, and horse riding. The beach offers a chance for a bracing swim or to paddle out and catch some waves. As you explore, you'll find the waterfront lined with charming neo-colonial villas, providing a picturesque backdrop to your beach day.
Price Per Week From
£332 £245
Nearest Beach: Lake Hourtin beach
Pet Friendly
Distance to beach: 13.1km
Village Western
The Parc

Discover the enchanting Village Western in Hourtin, France. Enjoy comfortable accommodation, an indoor and outdoor pool, horse riding, cycling and evening entertainment, all set amidst beautiful natural landscapes.
The Beach

Le Village Western is located near the sandy shores of Lake Hourtin. You can explore the lake's beaches, which are ideal for a range of activities, including swimming and sunbathing. The nearby Lac d'Hourtin is known as the largest freshwater lake in France, offering opportunities for wild swimming and enjoying the natural beauty of the sandy lake beach. If you're interested in watersports, the lake provides ample opportunity for windsurfing, canoeing, pedalos, dinghy sailing, and kayaking, all within 1 km of the park.
Price Per Week From
£302 £220

Gironde: Ultimate Seaside Companion Guide for 2024

Gironde Holiday Park
Gironde Holiday Park

Gironde, located in the southwest of France, borders the Atlantic Ocean, offering expansive sandy beaches and a mild climate. Summers are warm with average highs around 25°C, perfect for a family holiday park break by the sea!

Families love the Gironde Holiday Parks thanks to pristine waters, and the fab local towns like Arcachon and Cap Ferret.

Top activities include surfing at Lacanau, exploring the Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe, and family cycling tours through pine forests and coastal paths. The region is also famous for its fresh seafood, particularly oysters from Arcachon Bay, if that’s your thing…

Gironde is a superb family destination due to its variety of child-friendly beaches, numerous outdoor activities, and holiday parks designed for family enjoyment. Whether it’s building sandcastles on Biscarrosse Beach or enjoying a local market in Bordeaux, Gironde offers a memorable holidayfor everyone.

Coastal holiday parks

European holiday parks offer a blend of accommodation options from luxury lodges to comfortable caravans all located within a stone’s throw from picturesque beaches. Ideal for families, these parks provide a secure environment with plenty of activities to keep children of all ages entertained.

Beach access is a given, ensuring no day is without a sandy adventure or a splash in the sea. Many parks boast waterslides and pools, and feature onsite restaurants and bars for convenient dining.

Select parks also welcome pets, making them a perfect family getaway spot.

Why a Gironde Parc?

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves in Gironde, a region famed for its scenic coastlines and family-friendly amenities.

Holiday parks here offer direct access to some of France’s best beaches. With an average family break costing around £300, Gironde provides an affordable yet thrilling escape.

The area is alive with festivals such as the Bordeaux Wine Festival, enhancing your holiday experience. Unlike other European destinations, Gironde combines serene landscapes with thrilling activities, making it an ideal choice for a family holiday.

Stuff kids will love at Gironde beaches

Gironde beaches are known for their gentle waves and wide, clean sands which are perfect for children to play and explore safely.

Activities for families


  1. Mini-golf at Adventure Parc in Mérignac
  2. Paddling pools at local water parks
  3. Interactive exhibits at Cap Sciences in Bordeaux
  4. Carousel rides on Royan’s beachfront
  5. Animal feeding at Bordeaux Pessac Zoo
  6. Beachside playgrounds in Arcachon


  1. Tree climbing adventures at Parc de l’Aventure
  2. Windsurfing initiation courses in Lacanau
  3. Sealife discovery tours at Arcachon Bay
  4. Pirate ship adventures at Kid Parc in Gujan-Mestras
  5. Historical treasure hunts in Saint-Émilion
  6. Science workshops at Cap Sciences


  1. Surf camps in Lacanau
  2. Stand-up paddleboarding sessions at Hourtin Lake
  3. Live music events on Bordeaux riverfronts
  4. Skate parks in Bordeaux
  5. Night markets in Arcachon during summer
  6. Go-karting at Circuit de Bordeaux Merignac

Your Dog & Gironde Beaches

Taking your dog to Gironde is straightforward with the necessary EU pet passport.

Many holiday parks in the region are pet-friendly offering special amenities for dogs. Beaches like Plage de la Lagune welcome pets year-round.

Dining out with your dog is easy with pet-friendly options such as Café Maritime in Bordeaux and La Cabane de l’Aiguillon in Arcachon.

Tips for taking your pet to a Gironde holiday park by the beach.

Beaches in and around Gironde

Lacanau Ocean Beach

Postal Code: 33680
Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5
Parking: Boulevard de la Plage, 33680, parking fees apply during summer months
Water Conditions: Blue Flag certified, strong waves ideal for surfing
Accessibility: Ramps and accessible toilets are available
For families: Children’s playground and beach clubs during summer
Pet friendly: Allowed from October to May
Activities Available: Surfing, volleyball, kite surfing, seasonal lifeguard services

Lacanau Ocean Beach stretches over several kilometres offering a broad sandy expanse framed by dunes.

The beach is a hub for surfers thanks to its consistent waves. Families enjoy the summer beach clubs designed for children while various festivals like the Lacanau Pro Surf Festival in August gather crowds.

The setting is natural with extensive views of the Atlantic and pine trees lining the shore. The beach is equipped with showers and changing facilities enhancing the experience for all visitors.

Cap Ferret Beach

Postal Code: 33970
Trip Advisor Rating: 4.7
Parking: Avenue du Sémaphore, 33970, free parking available
Water Conditions: Calm waters suitable for swimming, Blue Flag certified
Accessibility: Accessible paths and toilets present
For families: Kids’ playgrounds and safe shallow waters for young swimmers
Pet friendly: Pets allowed from September to June
Activities Available: Swimming, sailing, fishing, seasonal water sports

Cap Ferret Beach offers a picturesque setting where the Atlantic meets the bay.

The water here is calmer making it ideal for families with children. The beach is known for its oyster beds and the local oyster festival in July attracts many visitors.

Amenities include picnic areas and local seafood restaurants enhancing the coastal experience. The beach’s long stretches make it perfect for sandy strolls at sunset.

Le Porge Ocean

Postal Code: 33680
Trip Advisor Rating: 4.4
Parking: Route de la Jenny, 33680, moderate fees apply
Water Conditions: Blue Flag certified, moderate waves
Accessibility: Includes ramps and accessible facilities
For families: Beachside playgrounds and lifeguard patrols in peak season
Pet friendly: Restrictions apply during July and August
Activities Available: Windsurfing, paddleboarding, beach soccer

Le Porge Ocean is less crowded offering a more secluded beach experience.

The waves are perfect for bodyboarding and windsurfing. During the summer months lifeguards ensure safety for all swimmers.

The beach hosts the annual Music on the Sand festival in June which sees performances from local and international artists. The natural surroundings and the lack of commercial development make this beach a peaceful retreat for visitors.

Staying Safe on your Gironde Parc Beach Break

Gironde Holiday Park Beach Safety Infographic

For more information, review tips from ABTA’s swim safe pages and the Royal Life Saving Society’s Water Safety on Holiday guidelines.

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