Le Cap Ferret

The peninsula of 10 villages: 7 ocean beaches; 15 bay side beaches, every one is different, what they have in common: they are all nestled into the sheltered bay side of the peninsula. Cap Ferret is the last village, situated on the southern point of the peninsula, it separates the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, has a special atmosphere and landscapes, and faces out towards the giant Pyla sand dune.


23 km of natural, unspoilt beaches, reaching as far as the eye can see

Closest beaches: Truc Vert and Garonne (15 minutes by bike or 30 minutes on foot)

Piraillan Reservoirs

4 minutes away on foot, a bird sanctuary with an educational walking trail across the site. You may be lucky enough to spot common cranes and egrets here. The trail is also a beauty spot for taking walks or jogging.

Pilat Dune

Mainly known for its rare dimensions, the Pilat Dune is also famous for the beauty and diversity of its natural environment

From one village to another

At low tide, you can stroll from Piraillan across to Le Canon or Grand Piquey

Local shops

700 metres away, 2 small supermarkets, a bank, post office, bakery, wine shop, café, restaurants

In the village: fish on sale, 3 places to sample oysters and shell fish, a restaurant and tapas bar


A few activities and places to discover:   the Cap Ferret lighthouse and wartime “pill-box”, Pyla sand dune(1h 15 mins), Arcachon and its “winter” town(1h 15 mins), Bordeaux and its UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments, World Capital of Wine (1h 15 mins)Vineyards of the Bordeaux region (Medoc, St. Emilion… (1h), Bird Island” tour, Arguin Sandbank, etc.



Bordeaux Merignac Airport – 45 km


Bordeaux Saint Jean Station – 50 km


Crossings with UBA to and from Arcachon and Cap Ferret


Transgironde Bordeaux-Cap Ferret-Bordeaux bus route