With a total of 550km of signposted walks starting at Soustons-Plage, there are so many open spaces to explore. Around lakes or in forests, the Pointe des Vergnes has one of the finest views from the inland lakes. The tourist office sells for 1¬ a map of all the walks and bike trips you can do in the area. You can find two places in Soustons from where you can hire bikes
In Soustons you have the choice between the Ocean and its large sandy beaches or to go to the lake, sometimes easier for swimming, especially with younger ones.
Golf and activities
You will find a 9 hole golf course in the middle of the pine woods as well as horse riding, fishing, surfing, etc... all within a short distance of Soustons.
Discover the fauna and flora from a small boat
A team of boatmen offer guided trips by small boat on Lake Soustons, lasting about 2 hours (handicapped accessible). They will help you discover the flora: cypress, hibiscus, royal fern .... and wildlife such as kingfisher, sandpiper, heron, night heron, turtle terrapin ... a delightful outing for all the family !
Boating on the lake
Hire a replica of a Mississippi steamer, a tug, a trawler or a Brittany Ferry, and spend a day on the lake, great fun for adults and children. You can also go canoeing or quietly rent a pedal boat for two.
Throughout the summer you will find local morning markets from which you can purchase lovely food for a picnic. There are also evening markets with music and dancing in Soustons.
Bayonne and Biarritz
Two lovely picturesque and very different towns nearby ( 30min drive to Bayonne and 10min more to Biarritz) where you can find lovely architecture, shops, restaurants and all the rest.
Visit the Basque country
A bit further South, near to the Pyrenees lies the beautiful Basque country with lovely villages like Cambo-les-Bains, La Bastide Clairance with its basque cakes, Espelette where red peppers are hung to dry on the house facades, and Itxassou where they make a black cherry jam to accompany the tasty ewes' cheese.
Soustons is only one hour to San Sebastian and nearer to the Spanish boarder shoul you fancy a visit there. Visit Hondarriba on the way
You will find many Museums in the area. Here are a few: the Old Tools and Traditions museum in Soustons, The Sea and Fishing museum in Capbreton, Bonnat ( painter) museum in Bayonne, Chocolate museums in Bayonne & Biarritz and a "must" is the Musée de la Mer in Biarritz !
Aqua Park at Biscarrosse lake
Aqua Park in Port Maguide. This water park is a unique concept with all sorts of structures including trampolines, catapult, climbing walls, slides, tubes crossing, centrifuge, giant swings. The park is open to all ages, children & adults are welcome!
Accrobranche in Soustons
For those who enjoy climbing and walking throught trees. Mini-course for children from 4 years old: slide, rope bridges, nets. Longer and bigger courses for children over 7 and adults. You can also find other activities on site
A newly designed park where you will encounter troops of monkeys in the wild! A walk in the shade of the Landes forest to get to know the largest community of Java Macaques in Europe. Enter their world ... La Pinéde des Singes is at Labenne, 30min drive from Soustons
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