Biscarrosse is an ideal location for active, outdoorsy families. Whether you’re into waves, bike riding or just chilling at the beach, Biscarrosse is perfect.
Finding family activities in a new location is always challenging, so we’ve made it more accessible and created this list of family-friendly activities in Biscarrosse, which we found, that both you and the kids will love. Whether you have young kids, older children, or even babies, I’ve hopefully added something to satisfy each family member.
What to do in Biscarrosse with kids
Kids and adults alike can find enjoyment from bodyboarding. Take advantage of the famous Atlantic waves and get on your bodyboard. Biscarrosse plage has 4km of beautiful sandy coastline but definitely watch where you choose to bodyboard. There are lifeguards on duty throughout summer and always go in the sea within the safe blue flag zones.
If you or your family want to take bodyboarding to the next level, why not take a family surf lesson. Biscarrosse is a surfers paradise, and we saw plenty of people riding the huge waves throughout our visit. Kiwi surf offer classes for beginners to advanced surfers and start from 5 years old.
Going to the beach without having an ice cream is a crime, right? One thing we love about France is the seaside ice-cream stalls and their exotic flavour choices. From sweet and sickly flavours like Kinder Bueno, bubble gum and Biscoff to refreshing fruity sorbets, French ice-cream stalls have conceived it all.
Enjoy the Lakes
Biscarrosse is famous for 3 things. The beach, the forests and of course, the lakes. There are so many lakeside activities to choose from. If you’re adventurous enough, you can try paddleboarding or kayaking, or why not take your inflatables to the shallow lake beach in Sanguinet. There are three different lakes to choose from; The north lake, the south lake and the Transaquitain canal.
Your family’s thrill-seekers will enjoy “Bisc Aventure”, a treetop adventure course located in the stunning Landes forests. There are over 180 different activities colour coded by difficulty and height restrictions. Alongside the treetop adventure course, there’s also a climbing wall, giant catapult and bouncy jumping options. The adventure park is suitable for anyone aged 4 years and above, but activities will vary by age. You could easily spend a whole day here enjoying the activities.
Build sandcastles and chill at the beach
Some of our favourite holiday memories are from the times at the beach. Building sandcastles, digging moats and burying dads. Mike still has a compulsion to burrow holes whenever we go to the coast. The beach area at Biscarosse plage is perfect for sandy play as it’s 4km long and without a stone in sight. Grab your bucket and spade, shady tent, windbreaker, and picnic, then head for the plage.
When I first heard about the aquapark in Biscarrosse, I assumed it would be the usual plastic flumes with boiling hot metal steps and kids running around with sticky ice creams, but I couldn’t be more wrong. The Aquapark in Bisca is an entirely different kind of water adventure. It’s one of the largest inflatable water parks in the world! Located on the lakeshore, this aqua park features a range of inflatable activities, including a giant water jump and catapult, a 5-meter high climbing wall, the cyclone hamster wheel, and so much more. So if you fancy a total wipeout kinda day, then the aqua park is open from June till September, can even be used at night, and the aqua kid zone is suitable for ages 4 and above.
Mini Golf de Maguide
This 18-hole mini-golf course is set within the forests directly opposite Lake Maguide. There’s moveable obstacles, audible obstacles and even a hole that changes the colour of your golf ball. Snack bar, toilets, picnic areas and family fun, all set in beautiful nature – what more could you want from a day out.
Family Bike Ride
Biscarrosse has some incredible bike tracks. We stayed at Camping Domaine de La Rive and there’s a route starting from the campsite entrance heading all the way to the beach, lakes and forests. If your family are confident on their pedals, then there’s plenty of places to hire bikes and adventure around the accessible flat routes Biscarrosse has to offer. The Bisca Grands Lacs website has some great cycle routes to follow.
Take a day trip to Arcachon
Arcachon is another nearby seaside town with a completely different feel. Beautiful indoor and outdoor markets, plenty of clothes shops and coffee shops and a calm shallow bay. The sea here is perfect for younger children as the bay keeps the giant Atlantic waves at…well, bay. You can grab a boat trip from the many sellers and check out the oyster farming villages in Cap-Ferret, go to the island of the birds or even check out the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat, from the sea.
We stayed at the beautiful Camping Domaine de La Rive resort located right on the lake in Sanguinet during our trip to Biscarrosse, but if you’re looking for something different – then take a look at our top list of campsites nearby…