Where and what is Hossegor?
Hossegor is on the South West Coast of France, in the Aquitaine region, only 34km North of Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast. The Côte d’Argent coastline is the perfect location for a holiday in France.
As the surf capital of Europe, this stretch of coastline has been a popular destination for French people for a long time. It's popularity is increasing amongst though further afield as people are discovering the beauty, charm and everything that the area has to offer.
Built around a beautiful lake, you won’t be short of things to do in Hossegor and the surrounding area, with a contrast of oceanside and salt water lake activities, shopping, great restaurants and lively nightlife. As well as the miles and miles of endless beach and surf spots there is also a multitude of other activities including sailing, golf, fishing, bike riding or walking. Whether you stay near the beach or in the centre of town, nothing is ever far away.
Fly to Hossegor
Hossegor is close to several airports, the nearest being Biarritz (a quick 30mins down the road) and others such as Bordeaux, Pau and Bilbao are only a couple of hours away maximum by car or train. There are plenty of airlines flying all over Europe, some cheaper than others. If you get in there early, chances are you will get a better deal.
Easyjet and Ryan Air both fly to Biarritz, Hossegor's closest airport.
A private or shared transfer may be the most convenient way for you to get here from the surrounding airports. Contact Sea-Lifts for a reasonable quote.
Surfer ready campervans based in Moliets, France. You can make your way to the depot or they will come and pick you up from Biarritz airport.
Based in Biarritz.
Trains to Hossegor
The closest train station is Saint Vincent De Tyrosse but not all trains stop there. Bayonne and Dax are the closest mainline stations.
Trains in France
Transport in Hossegor
If you haven't brought your own car then there are several other options for getting around Hossegor and Capbreton including moped and cycle hire. Hossegor and the surrounding areas are geared up for cycling with cycle paths almost everywhere you go. They are great for cruising on a skateboard too.
Public transport in Hossegor can be less than frequent, although free shuttle buses run from the campsites to the beaches and town centres during peak summer. Having a car is the best way of getting round if you plan to go exploring further afield or to try various different surf spots.
There are also some taxi firms - probably best for getting to the airport, unfortunately we haven't found them particularly keen to stay up late and run you home from the bar..
Abeille Atlantique Taxi Hossegor - Tel: 06 18 05 25 32
Hossegor Taxi - Tel: 06 13 80 28 23
July and August are Hossegor and Capbreton's busiest months, with the school holidays being particularly hectic. Locals love June and September when the weather is generally still fine and sunny, but much less crowded. You can find far cheaper accommodation deals at these times of year.
Due to it's location, the region benefits from a long hot summer season, with warm spells of about 20°C arriving in March and cooling down in October. It rains about 1500mm annually around the region, which is actually less than further South, where the weather is influenced more by the Pyrenees. When it does rain, click here for a list of activities to keep you occupied.