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Contis plage

This beach has all the charm of smaller seaside resorts in Les Landes, comfortly nesteld behind the dunes and the pine forests.

At the mouth of the Courant de Contis, half way between Saint-Julien-en-Born and Lit-et-Mixe, Contis has long golden sand beaches, waves to delight the surfers and an undeniable beautiful countryside.

The seaside resort of Saint Julien en Born

Contis, historically named Contis les Bains, is a seaside resort which has preserved its authenticity and a much-appreciated family atmosphere.

what to see and do in Contis

Contis has hiking trails and cycle paths… you can laze around or surf all day – there’s something for everyone!

Located on the esplanade, the Contis market is full of excellent regional produce. Not to be missed, every Wednesday and Sunday in July and August, to find all the best local delicacies.

Learn to surf on Contis beach!

Stroll down the main street, dotted with restaurants, independent shops and surf shops full of the latest trends from the major surf brands, or find a new surfboard to challenge the waves with!

Try a stand-up paddle or canoe trip to explore the Courant de Contis at ebb tide, letting yourself be carried along by the current to Pont Rose.

Discover all the heritage of Contis

The Contis cinema is an extraordinary place, and hosts the Contis International Film Festival each year, offering the public a rich and diversified program of films and events.

From April to the end of September, get the all-round view by climbing the 183 steps of the Contis lighthouse, which is still operational. Standing in the middle of maritime pines, the only lighthouse on the Landes Atlantic coast between Cap Ferret and Biarritz is classified as a Historic Monument. Looking like a barber’s pole, with its black and white spiral paint, it offers its visitors a breathtaking 360 degree panorama from its summit.

Contis beach facilities

  • For safe swimming, the beach is supervised from the 12th of June to the 19th of September.
  • The beach is equipped with toilets, showers and a lifeguard station.
  • People with reduced mobility can access the beach with a tiralo and swim safely. Just ask at the First Aid Station.
  • The beach is out of bounds to dogs, even kept on a leash in marked areas.