Mimizan Plage, a few miles down the coast from Biscarrosse, is very nice but they don’t let dogs on the beach. Luckily there is a good bike ride south through the forest which brings you to a dog-friendly beach. The Krays went for a splash.
Mimizan Plage aire was a bit pricy at €14-50 so we weren’t all that impressed overall and moved on the next day to the large aire at Capbreton, one of our favourites.
We made the mistake of setting the satnav to shortest distance and Snoopy (as we refer to our snooper satnav) took us through the tiniest streets he could find for the final five miles. So we unwound in the traditional way…a walk along the beach in to Capbreton once we were parked, and a restorative in the first cafe we found.
The waitress kindly snapped us from the seafront boardwalk
We spotted this pair practising for the next doubles surfing tournament.
This is the beach that leads from Capbreton to the aire.
There are a few scattered remnants of the Atlantic wall on the beach, recycled into doodle pads for graffiti artists.
Facing west, there is always the chance of a good sunset from the beach here.
Today, Thursday, we cycled in to Capbreton, then along a long canal to the next town, Hossegor, then back along the coast to Capbreton harbour.
As we cycled alongside the harbour we watched this stuck in the mud excavator being hoisted aloft by a massive crane.
There was a good turn out to watch the entertainment.
This is the waterway that leads from Capbreton to Hossegor.
There are some lovely old buildings along the path to Hossegor.
Sections of the cycle path are on elevated wooden boardwalks.
Clearly marked and well-surfaced cycle tracks abound here.
I went out in the evening for a sunset shot but clouds are gathering in the west. The forecast is not good for a few days. Tomorrow we will head further south and plan to stop for the night just south of Pamplona. Time to dust off my Spanish books.