South West France

Moilets Plage

Free camping at Moilets Plage

North of the resort is a aire natural (free camping spot), on the D652 road.


Hossegor is a bright and lively surf town.  Home to several major surf competitions, the waves here are great. 

Free camping in Hossegor

There are several aire de Stationnement around Hossegor, see below. Most cost €4 during peak season, and free outside of this.
There is a aire de Stationnement Pour Surfeurs just off the CD79 Le Penon – Seignosse route.
An aire de Stationnement is just south of the Seignosse Golf Club.
Another is in Hossegor just off the Route des Lacs.
There is another by the VVF surf break which becomes a surf commune during the summer.

Parking in Hossegor

There is a free car park near the town, and free parking is available near the beach.


Capbreton is very close to Hossegor, and a good option if you are looking to camp.

Campsites in Capbreton

La Pointe. A little run down, but cheap campsite.
The road outside is a 800m walk to a great section of the beach for surfing.  There is a near by factory or processing plant though.

La Barre

A small town, famous for its once great surfing wave, now ruined by a huge breakwater.

Free camping in La Barre

Aire de Camping on the car park of the Ice Hockey Rink. A couple of Euros during peaks summer, free otherwise.


Parking in Biarritz

Motorhomes are not permitted in many areas of Biarrtiz, as the streets are narrow.  Camper vans are allowed.  There are numerous places to park on the streets, mostly paid.
For free parking, panel vans, cars and camper vans can park on Avenue Note Dame, overlooking Plage de la Cote des Basques.  It is just a 10 minute walk into town from here, follow the Centre Ville signs. 

Free camping in Biarritz

Aire de Camping Cars just off the Ave de Milady, opposite the turning for Plage de Marbella. Free off-season, has some electric hook-up points and water and toilet emptying facilities.

Campsites in Biarritz

Biarritz Camping

Off Ave de Milady, on the Rue de Harcet
Tel: 0559 230012.
Open May – September.

Supermarkets in Biarritz

There is a E Leclerc supermarket, with fuel, between Rue de Madrid and Avenue de la Milady, which is easily walkable from Avenue Note Dame.


Bidart is a pretty Basque village with a great beach.  Access to Biarritz and Anglet is easy.

Campsites in Bidart

Des Pins

A good campsite located close to Biarritz.  The site has good facilities, including a swimming pool, table tennis, internet access and a bar.  It is a 10 minute walk to a local beach.

La Pavilion Royal

Overlooking the local beach close to the Des Pins site.  This site is more expensive than others, but the location is excellent.


Hope of the amazing surfers right-hand point break.

Campsites in Lafitenia

Camping Playa

Tel: 0559 265585
Has one of the best views in the surfing world, right over the break. Open April to October (sometimes November if busy).


A wonderful picturesque Basque fishing town, and a lively resort.

Campsites in St-Jean-de-Luz

There are lots of campsites in St-Jean-de-Luz.

International d’Erromardie

Tel: 0559 263426
To the north, by the sea. Open March to October.


Rue de la Corniche, on the D912
Tel: 0559 471197
Open April to September, closer to town than International d’Erromardie

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