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Surf and chill trip on west coast of France.

8 days of camping trip to surf and chill on the beautiful west coast of France.

by swaxlitoAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeFrance8 days / June 2021

Highs & Lows

Best place to surf and see the sunset in France. With a very young and festive atmosphere

We had a lot of rain..

Itinerary Overview

For this trip I absolutely wanted to stay in my native country: the France.

I did 4 days at the Dune du Pilat with my friends who are not surfers and prefer to stay calm and chill. That's why we chose the Dune du Pilat which is perfect for just relaxing.

Then I joined another group of friends of mine for another 4 days in a place where it's more festive and more favourable for surfing: Vielle-Saint-Girons.

  • 4 Nights: Dune of Pilat
    I always came in this great area that we love with my mom when I was younger so I wanted to come with my friends.
  • 4 Nights: Vielle-Saint-Girons
    Best place to surf.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have liked more sun and less rain !!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    A mechanical problem with the truck... we hope it won't happen to you!

  • How was the food?

    It is not a typical food but a drink: pastis. An alcoholic drink made from aniseed that is diluted with water. It is emblematic of France and more particularly of the south and of holidays. It is common to accompany a game of pétanque or simply a late summer day with a fresh pastis.

  • Packing tips?

    Really important to camp, even essential in this part of France with all those huge trees : a hammock

  • Transportation Tips?

    We had a truck and it’s super worth it to carrie all the camping stuff and the food… at least you need a huge car.


  • Camping la foret du Pilat Tohapi. Very nice camping and especially very well localized at the bottom of the dune.

  • Camping Campéole les Tourterelles. Very well locatized as well. And very beautiful at the bottom of the pine trees.