The Essential
Visitors are drawn to Capbreton for its seaside allure, large port and family atmosphere. From its wooden pier (built on the orders of Napoleon III) there is a view of the coast, the lower Pyrenees and the mouth of the River Boudigau. Beyond stretches its gulf. The port itself (for fishing vessels and pleasure craft) is not on the sea, but at the confluence of the River Bourret and the River Boucarot. Don't miss the Fishing Ecomuseum-Aquarium, and at Labenne, the Marais d'Orx Nature Reserve.