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Mimizan-plage, France

Mimizan is a commune in the department Les Landes in south-western France. There are two separate districts of the town: Mimizan-Bourg (town center) and Mimizan-Plage (resort).

Mimizan Plage – also known as the pearl of the Silver Coast – is actually made up of many beaches lining the coast of this resort-style town. Both the town and its beaches are split down the middle by ‘Le Courant de Mimizan’ – the river which flows from the ocean through to nearby Lake Aureilhan (see more on this lake below).

Mimizan’s main village is 10 mins inland from the coast, but the resort town at Mimizan Plage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The town square is lined with cafes, shops, and ice-cream parlours selling the most delicious sorbet. With visiting musicians entertaining the passers-by, it’s also the perfect spot to sit back and soak up the holiday atmosphere.

As with all of the beaches on this stretch of coast, surfing is a popular past-time in Mimizan, join our surfing lessons. The long stretch of surf means everyone can safely enjoy the water without swimmers getting in the way of watersports and vice versa!

Come see us at our first home in Mimizan!

Mimizan Plage – also known as the pearl of the Silver Coast – is actually made up of many beaches lining the coast of this resort-style town. Both the town and its beaches are split down the middle by ‘Le Courant de Mimizan’ – the river which flows from the ocean through to nearby Lake Aureilhan (see more on this lake below).

Mimizan’s main village is 10 mins inland from the coast, but the resort town at Mimizan Plage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The town square is lined with cafes, shops, and ice-cream parlours selling the most delicious sorbet. With visiting musicians entertaining the passers-by, it’s also the perfect spot to sit back and soak up the holiday atmosphere.

As with all of the beaches on this stretch of coast, surfing is a popular past-time in Mimizan, join our surfing lessons. The long stretch of surf means everyone can safely enjoy the water without swimmers getting in the way of watersports and vice versa!

Come see us at our first home in Mimizan!

HIGHLIGHTS OF LES LANDES

Les Landes forms a large triangle of approximately 220 km long and about 100 km wide shaped in the main by an ocean of...forests! The Landes Forest is one of the largest in Europe and is mainly composed by maritime pines covering more than 65% of the department especially in the north, the centre and the west with the “Parc Naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne”, and a little part in the south too. All this area is made of water, wind and sand, the Atlantic Ocean, many lakes, (where African migratory birds stopover), dunes and forest. The beaches, with more than 106km of coastlines, are the largest in Europe and attract more than 7 million tourists during the summer.

DESTINATIONS IN MIMIZAN

Surfing Mimizan

Surflife offers professional surf lessons for all levels taught by experienced and qualified instructors. They are passionate about teaching you how to surf. Surfing is a water sport that requires a lot of patience and good instruction. By taking surf lessons you can speed up the learning process significantly and quickly catch your first wave. This way you’ll get to know the basics of surfing in only a few days time and maximise the fun of being in the water. Don’t hesitate and book your surf lessons.

For intermediate of advanced surfers we offer special Surf Coaching with special focuses on manoeuvres along the wave and we will go over different techniques.

Things to do in Les landes

During the week there are multiple activities you can join. Challenge your self and bring new passions home.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We can imagine you still have questions left about your surf adventure. Please look into our frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer here, feel free to always get in touch with us. We do our best to help you as soon as possible.

Climate

Classified as having an ‚oceanic climate‘ due to its situation on the west coast of France the Bordeaux area actually tends to enjoy warmer summers and milder winters than its other oceanic climate counterparts. In actuality it can feel more like a Mediterranean climate, although a substantial amount of rainfall during the summer the months prevents it from being classified as such.

Temperatures

Temperatures are typically between 10 and 30°C in Les Landes and in the warmest summer months of July and August the average maximum temperature is about 27°C. Although temperatures can reach a high of 39-40°C, high temperatures in the summer exceed 31°C only one day out of 10.

Getting there

Bordeaux is the main transport hub for the region, with an international airport and excellent rail and bus links (www.rome2rio.com). Closest railway station is Labouheyre.

Health

France is a healthy place, so your main risks are likely to be sunburn, foot blisters, insect bites and mild stomach problems from eating and drinking with too much.

Tap water: Some fountains in villages and towns also spout drinking water – ‚eau potable‘ means ‚drinking water‘, ’non potable‘ means undrinkable.

Eating

Foodies will be in seventh heaven in the Lower Atlantic Coast. Main city Bordeaux cooks up excellent dining in all budgets, cheap-as-chips food trucks and triple Michelin-starred restaurants included. Being by the sea, seafood and shellfish – especially oysters – are abundant everywhere and among the finest in France.

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