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 Basque Pyrenees and the mouth of the River Boudigau, as well as the bay stretching into the distance. The present-day port, with its yachts and fishing boats, is not on the sea, but at the confluence of the River Bourret and the River Boucarot. Don't miss the Maison de l'Oralité et du Patrimoine and, at Labenne, the Marais d'Orx Nature Reserve.