South of Pyla sur Mer, beyond the tranquil beaches of Arcachon Bay, there are 18km of ocean beaches.


La Teste is the only town in the southern part of the Bay from wich you can see the ocean. In summer, it features 4 lifeguarded beaches as well as rolling surf for board sports and unique views of the Banc d’Arguin.


  • La Corniche : at the foot of the Dune du Pilat
  • Le Petit Nice : disabled access
  • La Lagune : the southern part is a naturist beach
  • La Salie Nord : « THE » beach for board sports