Camping holiday information for the surfing resort of Messanges, Landes, Aquitaine
Nearest port; Bilbao - 207km or 130 miles; from St Malo 669 KMs or 418 miles; Nearest airport; Biarritz 51km
Messanges is small, you just can't escape that fact, but there again that is precisely what a great many people like when they take their camping holidays. The town/village of Messanges is slap bang on the Atlantic coast of Landes in Aquitaine and is close to the much larger towns of Vieux Boucau and Moliets.
Messanges is a peaceful resort in the heart of a wonderful pine forest which leads many miles to the north, unbroken only by small villages. Messanges also boasts long stretches of long, sandy beaches, acres of woodland and lakes. In short, it is a little part of Paradise for your camping holidays, and we bet that you will be sad to leave at the end of your time here.
OK, the town is small but it's an incredibly popular camping holiday destination and has much to offer including many different watersports and a maze of foot and cycle paths both in the woods and the countryside.
One of the main sports in Messanges is surfing, and just like anywhere else on the Atlantic coast the surfing is really excellent with 8 ft surf being the norm and sometimes higher. We have heard of 15 ft surf further down the coast towards Spain but 8 ft is quite enough for us, thank you!
You wish to combine a camping and surfing holiday here as a great many of the younger folk do, but there are other things in and around Messanges which may interest you as well.
There is woodland all around this area and it is lined with tracks for walking and cycling. The amount of forest land along the coastline is amazing and it is a haven for wildlife which is great for nature lovers, twitchers and walkers.
You may wish to take a day out of your camping holiday here to pay a visit to Biarritz some way down the coast and deep in the Basque country. Biarritz and St Jean de Luz are very upmarket areas which the French use for their own holidays though there is quite a lot of camping around Biarritz.
We are certain that once you have experienced the joys of a camping holiday in Landes you will be back for more another time.
Last update: 07.07.2017
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