It was lovely to come back to the aire at Capbreton; we visited here once before on our first French tour in Spring 2010 and we love the place.


The aire is right on the beach and a short walk over the dunes takes you onto a long expanse of sand, a walk of about a mile north along the beach brings you to a collection of sea front cafes, shops, fish market bars etc. The aire is at the pricier end of the aire spectrum…€7.50 per night….but worth it for location, and good electric hookup included.

Harbour at CapBreton

A short section of the beach is littered with the ruins of blockhouses, remains of the Nazi Atlantic Wall coastal defenses of WWII, we think.

I met a lovely French guy called Julien on the beach yesterday. He is an architect, and can surf in the morning and then go to his apartment (just behind the sand dunes) to work from home later in the day. …must be one of the better jobs. And no on call.

Nia has been surfing.

Full marks for trying this move but

It didn’t end well

This is me in the drink, your blog photographer, getting up close

Supper in town last night…we found a good fish restaurant, and started with Crevetttes…seem to be large prawns. Very tasty. We have returned today for coffee and wifi, to upload this.

As Nia says…cycle tracks are brilliant and well marked here.

Not sure what this one means. Its right next to the cycle track.


Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

Posted in 2013 Spring
2 comments on “CapBreton
  1. jim says:

    Brilliant photos! Best yet – keep them coming

  2. Julie says:

    Looks like you’re having a great time. Loving the updates – keep them coming.

    We also loved the Capbreton aire, although it was a tad windy when we were there, thank goodness for the dunes protecting us.

    Ju x (

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