The chic resort of Cap Ferret is one of the France’s best escapes in the Atlantic coast, a place where celebrities meet pleasure-seekers, seafood gourmets and surfers. This summer beach playground is perched on a peninsula of Lège-Cap-Ferret with the wild and beautiful headland. Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the large tidal Bay of Arcachon, off the coast of southwest France, the peninsula is just 40 km west of Bordeaux. Its coastlines feature golden sand beaches, dunes, fragrant pine forests, enchanting oyster farming villages and chic residential areas.
The French oyster capital of Cap Ferret is favoured for its laid-back elegance and summer atmosphere. Residents of Bordeaux, chic Parisians, affluent international travellers flee to unwind in luxury villas, boutique hotels and spa resorts of Cap Ferret and enjoy its multiple attractions. Swimming, surfing or paddling on beaches with beach clubs are not the only pleasures here. Happy days in Cap Ferret are filled bohemian-chic picnics, romantic strolls, biking through forests and quaint villages, shopping, Zoo, Aqualand or adventure park for children, dégustation of freshly shucked oysters with fine wines, dining in al fresco seafood restaurants. For panoramic views, climb the Cap Ferret lighthouse or 100-metre high Dune du Pilat. Take a boat trip around the bay, hop on a ferry to visit Arcachon with its opulent Ville d’Hiver or explore the Médoc vineyards.