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Visiting Cap-Ferret: what to see, where to swim, eat & stay

How to visit Cap-Ferret? Cap-Ferret is a peninsula in the Arcachon bay. It is a calm, preserved, and exotic place where you can spend an excellent relaxing weekend. Find out all our best tips for visiting Cap-Ferret and enjoying your stay!

  1. TOP 10 things to do in Cap-Ferret 🤩
  2. Hotels where to stay in Cap-Ferret 🛌
  3. How to visit the Dune du Pilat 🛥
  4. Best beaches where to swim 🏖
  5. Best restaurants in Cap-Ferret 🍽
  6. What to visit around 📸

1. TOP 10 must-sees to visit in Cap-Ferret

If you visit Cap-Ferret in 1 day or during a weekend of 2 or 3 days, here are the TOP activities and places not to be missed.

  1. See the legendary Cap-Ferret lighthouse
  2. Taste fresh oysters
  3. Go to the tip of Cap-Ferret
  4. Take a trip to the Cap-Ferret market
  5. Visit the village of l’Herbe and its pretty chapel
  6. Go to the beach of l’Herbe
  7. Visit Cap-Ferret by bike
  8. Visit the fishing village: the Canon
  9. Take the boat to visit the Dune du Pilat from Cap-Ferret
  10. Visit Le Petit Piquey, a town away from mass tourism

Discover other lovely places to visit here: Visit Arcachon bay.

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2. Hotels where to stay for visiting Cap-Ferret

Where to stay in Cap-Ferret?

For a romantic stay. A lovely place for a successful couple’s weekend: Résidence Ostrea.

For a family stay. If you visit Arcachon bay with your family, this place is ideal for a great holiday: Villa Aitama.

3. Best beaches where to swim in Cap-Ferret

The Plage de l’Herbe is one of the best places to swim in Cap-Ferret. But there are also others!

Here is a list of beaches that overlook the ocean:

If you want to visit Cap-Ferret, you can also discover other beaches. However, not all of them are recommended for swimming, as they do not have lifeguards. On the other hand, they are perfect for a walk. For example, Dunes beach or Pointe beach.

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4. Best places to eat in Cas-Ferret

Where to eat in Cap-Ferret? Which restaurants pick? Here are some places to eat if you are going to visit Cap-Ferret:

La Cabane d’Hortense – Les Youkas (Rue des Tamaris, 33970 Lège-Cap-Ferret): located on the bay’s edge, this restaurant is ideal for tasting delicious local products and oysters and at the same time enjoying a superb view of the bay!

La cabane du phare (The lighthouse cabin) (19 Rue des Pêcheurs, 33970 Lège-Cap-Ferret): another perfect place to eat fresh local produce in Cap-Ferret and enjoy the view.

Chez Boulan (2 Rue des Palmiers, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret): a good restaurant where you will have a great time with family or lovers! A lovely place to eat if you are going to visit Cap-Ferret.

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It is possible to continue exploring Arcachon bay by visiting other interesting places, villages, or beaches. For example, by visiting the city of Arcachon by boat.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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