The lake of Cazeaux

A nice little lake to discover if you are in the area

The lake of Cazaux is immense, it is one of the largest lakes of France, the walk starts at the beach of Cazaux-lac, it is not the most tourist side of the lake, if you want more animation you can make the turn of the lake (obligatory car) and go on the side of Biscarosse. This side of the lake is also a little less touristic because of the presence of the air base 120 which forbids the access to most of the shores, there is even an area reserved for live ammunition ! Most of the other shores are private and the visit will be limited to the two beaches located not far from each other. There are no real hiking trails, people come to the lake of Cazaux mainly for swimming. If you are in the area you can go for a walk along the lake of Cazaux but it is better to go on the shore on the Biscarosse side.

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Duration: 3 h.

The beach of Cazaux lake

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The beach of Cazaux lake
Beautiful sandy beach. Lake Cazaux is the third largest freshwater lake in France behind Lake Geneva and Lake Hourtin (also in Aquitaine).

The little port

The little port
You can get to the second beach by passing by the boat stop.

A small beach

A small beach

Planes in the distance

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Planes in the distance
You may be lucky or unlucky (depending on your taste) to see the Rafales training at the air base next door. The noise is impressive. The base is blurred on the maps.

The health journey

The health journey
There is a small fitness trail.

Les parkings

Les parkings
There are car parks right next to the 2 beaches of the lake of Cazaux. You won't have to walk far.

The plan

The plan
Most areas of the lake are off limits because they are private.

The beach of Laouga

The beach of Laouga
Quote from the official website: "Laouga is a small paradise sheltered from the urban world." The word paradise is a bit strong to evoke this rather banal beach.

The beach end of Laouga

The beach end of Laouga
We can't continue to walk along the shore, there is no more path.

The return

The return
You can go around both beaches in 30 minutes.

The port of the lake of Cazaux

The port of the lake of Cazaux

The restaurants

The restaurants
There are of course a few restaurants along the lake shore.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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