The  Bassin d'Arcachon is a  haven for outdoor-lovers. Over 100km of coastline from south of   Arcachon to Cap Ferret, beaches for everyone from toddlers to championship  surfers; pine forests, sand dunes, chic towns, historic oyster-farming  villages, and cycle trails to discover it all by. Every water-sport ,imaginable. An abundance of nature, especially for   bird-watchers, And, in common with the rest of this part of France, it's very family-friendly ,and oozes a laid-back, un-self conscious style that makes you quickly  feel at home. A delight!