The Cote d’Argent (Silver Coast) runs for 200km from the Girande Estuary to Biarritz in Pyrenees-Atlantiques. With the honour of being the longest, straightest and sandiest coastline anywhere in Europe, the Cote d’Argent is a beach lovers dream, offering endless miles of golden sandy beaches backed with sand dunes and offering anyone staying in holiday rentals in the Cote d’Argent endless hours of sunbathing in the glorious sunshine of southern France.
When you take a holiday rental in Cote d’Argent, you are ensuring that you will be on track for a sensational beach holiday. There are many top beach resorts along the Cote d’Argent, from Mimizan to Soulac-sur-Mer, which have all the beach access, water sports facilities and beach bars you could wish for, but if you are looking for a little more privacy as you stretch out on the beach, there are a great range of secluded beaches to choose from.
The Cote d’Argent stretch of the Bay of Biscay is known as one of Europe’s surfing hotspots. Surfers travel from acrossEuropeto tackle the huge Atlantic rollers that crash onto the shoreline after their uninterrupted journey across the ocean. Surfing lessons can easily be arranged from a Cote d’Argent holiday rental anywhere along the coast, but it is the beach breaks of Capbreton, Vieux-Boucau, Le Penon and Hossegor that really draws the plaudits from surfers.
Europe’s largest forest, Les Landes, is a relentless region of pine forestry reaching for over 10,000 square kilometres of national park. There are endless miles of walking and riding trails throughout the forest, offering an extremely pleasant escape from the summer sun. Once in the Les Landes National Park, a visit to the Ecomusee de Marqueze is an excellent choice, allowing you to see and understand the traditional lifestyles of the area.
Sanguinet is a charming little village on the Cote d’Argent, surrounded by the pine forest, large lakes and beaches of the Les Landes National Park. Set a little way back from the coast, Sanguinet remains peaceful even in the height of summer, yet there is always plenty to do.
Biscarrosse Golf Club is a fantastic golf centre located right on the golden beaches of the Cote d’Argent. Nothing is missing from a Biscarrosse holiday, with beaches, golf courses and luxury villas right on the Cote d’Argent.
Contis-Plage is a wonderfully quiet village on the Cote d’Argent, and within the Les Landes National Park. Walking and cycling holidays are particularly good from Contis-Plage accommodation, spring, summer or autumn.
During July and August, Cote d’Argent holiday rental properties are in high demand. The height of the summer sees daily temperatures soaring well into the mid 30’s (°C) with clockwork regularity, with almost 11 hours of bright sunshine a day and blissfully warm temperatures lasting long into the night. Outside the months of July and August, the Cote d’Argent quietens down considerably, but there is always plenty of entertainment, and the surfing certainly continues.
The closet airport to a self catering Cote d’Argent holiday rental that receives direct flights from the UK is Bordeaux International Airport (BOD). There are a surprising number of direct flights arriving into Bordeaux from the UK, including British Airways, BMIbaby and Flybe services from Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and Southampton (SOU).