and its surroundings!
Soulac is the perfect base from which to visit the Gironde estuary,
an extraordinary natural area governed by rivers and tides!
Plage Centrale, Les Naïades and L’Amélie are the three beaches with lifeguards in the high season. They have stunning swathes of fine sand and are perfect for swimming and relaxing with family or friends!
Download the free Terra Aventura app and go on a fun treasure hunt around Soulac (just under two miles). An original activity for all ages!
The market is THE place to stock up on local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, the catch of the day, cheese, local specialities and arts and crafts. In the high season, the covered market opens daily from 8am to 1:30pm and from 6pm to 8pm.
Each year, the first weekend in June sees the Belle Époque come alive in Soulac! Straw boaters are a must at this festival with its carriage rides, street entertainment, vintage market, classic car parades and evening dance parties.
Soulac has three cycle routes (3k/just under 2 miles, 7k/just over 4 miles and 18k/just over 11 miles) that take you to the seafront, forest and coast.
There is also a special mountain bike trail (8.5 km/just over 5 miles) starting at Place des Arros.
In July and August, this little train travels between the Pointe de Grave and Soulac-sur-Mer.
In the region
Cordouan Lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last French lighthouse to have a keeper present all year round!
Visits involve a 45-minute boat trip and the chance to explore a site full of stories the whole family will love!
More info: https://www.phare-de-cordouan.fr/en/home/
Hourtin National Dune and Marshland Nature Reserve
At this site covering almost 5000 acres, you can take to the paths and bike trails in search of local flora and fauna. There are also guided tours allowing for some family learning in the heart of the Contaut Lagoon wetlands.
Location: about 45 minutes from Soulac
Médoc wine route
The Médoc wine region extends from Bordeaux to the Pointe de Grave, including over 40,000 acres and some of the world’s most prestigious protected designations of origin (Haut-Médoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux). Follow the 50-mile route snaking through this incredible region for wine tastings and the chance to learn about the area’s architectural heritage.