Lège-Cap-Ferret is a oceanfront town and commune in Gironde, a department in the southwestern French region of Aquitaine. The commune around Lège-Cap-Ferret self-catering holiday rentals covers the famous Cap Ferret peninsula, and encompasses numerous stunning beaches, with a host of beautiful natural features are waiting to be discovered close by.
Close to Lège-Cap-Ferret self-catering accommodation you’ll have miles of lovely sandy Atlantic beaches. The area is considered one of the best in the country for surfing – there are schools here in summer for novices, and a major event takes place to the north in Lacanau. Just minutes away by car is Arcachon, which sits on the edge of the Bassin d’Arcachon, a large inlet. This makes the beaches here ideal for visitors with younger children, as the waters are far calmer. Boat excursions are offered at the town’s waterfront, while another way to experience the unique local scenery would be to explore the cycle paths that snake into the countryside around the town.
Also easily reached by car from Lège-Cap-Ferret vacation accommodation is the Dune du Pilat, which is the largest sand dune in all of Europe. It’s more than a hundred metres in height and is three kilometres in length. It’s an unusual spot for a walk, and the views from the top are exemplary.
Just over half an hour from Lège-Cap-Ferret villa rentals is Carcans, another classic Atlantic holiday resort. It’s also an excellent location for surfing, and features a wonderful long stretch of sand backed up by dunes. Just south of there is the Etang de Lacanau, a lake that is a popular spot for water sports like sailing and windsurfing.
There are some pretty towns and villages to visit from a Lège-Cap-Ferret holiday rental. North are places like Vertheuil, which is home to the ruins of an abbey and a castle. Meanwhile Bordeaux sits to the east and boasts enough historical importance to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right.
On holiday in Lège-Cap-Ferret self-catering holiday accommodation you’ll experience hot weather if you visit in summer. There’s beach weather here from around May through to early October. Winters are usually quite mild, with lots of sun and temperatures that stay around the 10 degree mark.
You’ll be able to reach Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD), which sits about 45 minutes to the east of Lège-Cap-Ferret holiday rentals, by flying with low cost airlines like Ryanair, easyJet, or British Airways, from London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LUT), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL), Bristol (BRS).