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Beach of Vielle

Lake of Léon

North side

In a green setting of 340 hectares, the lake of Léon is a peaceful haven two beaches and nature trails.

North of Lake Léon, 4 km from Vielle-St-Girons, Vielle beach allows you to fully enjoy the calm and unspoiled nature of the Landes.

Swimming and leisure on the lake beach in Vielle

Come and cool off in the fresh water of the lake! Sheltered from the winds, shallow and supervised all summer, this small cove is perfectly suited to families with children, couples and groups of friends.

While many visitors like to apply the rule of “lazing around” to the letter, others might like to take advantage of the nautical base to learn to sail or practice their favourite sports. On the program: stand-up paddle board, canoeing, windsurfing, pedaloes, catamarans, dinghies… something for everyone, in other words!

Cycling enthusiasts enjoying the Côte Landes Nature destination will find Vielle beach a refreshing stopover on the cycle path that links Linxe to Vielle-Saint-Girons and the beaches of Lette Blanche and Cap de l’Homy.

Partly classified as a nature reserve and a Natura 2000 site, Lake Léon is highly popular with nature lovers. The lake is home to a huge diversity of wildlife. In spring and autumn, bird watching and photography enthusiasts come to admire the migratory birds that make a stopover on the lake.


Free entertainment and events for children and adults – everything is in place for a successful holiday!

The lake of Léon, a paradise for fishing!

Anglers take note! The waters of Lake Léon offer excellent fishing conditions and are populated by a rich diversity of cyprinids and white fish, predators and other varieties.

Reel fishing, lure and live bait, different types of fishing are practised and permitted all year round, from the banks only.


Improvements to Vielle beach, on the north side of Lake Léon

  • For safe swimming, Vielle beach is supervised from the 1st of July to the end of August.
  • A car park gives access to the beach, the nautical base and the restaurant.
  • Picnic tables are available under the trees.
  • Be respectful of the environment. Fires are strictly prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed on Vielle beach on a leash but they are not allowed in the water.
  • Naturism is not allowed.