Le Verdon sur Mer, a village at the heart of the Médoc
You have decided to spend your vacations in our family campsite at the Pointe du Médoc? Would you like to know more about the outings and activities in Le Verdon sur Mer and the surrounding area during your stay? Proudly classified " Pavillon bleu " since 2018, our beaches welcome you for walks and swimming moments in complete safety! You can also ride your bike along the seafront. Want to discover our little corner of paradise? Here are some activities to keep you busy during your vacations near Bordeaux...
"My land comes from the sea" (Verdon's motto)
Le Verdon sur Mer, located at the extremity of the Médoc, 100 km from the city of Bordeaux, is a village with a marked maritime vocation! It has three supervised beaches, 3 lighthouses (the Saint Nicolas lighthouse, the Grave lighthouse, and the oldest and most famous lighthouse in France: the Cordouan lighthouse on its rocky islet) as well as 4 harbors: the Port Bloc, the commercial harbor, the Old Port with oysters, and the new 800-berth Port Médoc marina.
The estuary of the Gironde
The discovery of the Verdon starts most often with the Pointe de Grave which offers a view on the mouth of the largest estuary in Europe. This is a unique place where the ocean and the waters of the Gironde meet and mingle in an immense space facing the Charente coast.
The attentive visitor soon discovers that the Verdon is also home to other treasures: vast beaches on the Atlantic coast and on the Gironde Estuary, forests and marshes, bicycle paths and hiking trails, all of which are places to rest, stroll or go on intrepid adventures.
The beaches of Verdon sur Mer
The municipality of Le Verdon sur Mer is classified since 2018 "pavillon bleu". This label is awarded to coastal municipalities that meet the following three criteria: environmental education, waste management as well as water management.
In addition, the quality of the beaches of the labeled municipalities is regularly analyzed; the results of these analyses are displayed on the beaches.
Finally, the general environment is studied. For example, the accessibility of beaches for people with reduced mobility.
Discover the Verdon sur Mer with Sunny !
Let's follow our mascot Sunny who makes us discover a beautiful day in Verdon sur Mer ! He starts his day by getting in shape with the sports equipments of our campsite Sûnelia de la Pointe du Médoc. Then he decides to take his bike for a ride around the campsite and goes to the beach of La Chambrette. Then, direction the Port Médoc via the cycle track, then the lighthouse of Grave, the beach Saint Nicolas, the beach of the Canteens and to finish the beach of Arros. You can also easily take this circuit during your vacations at the Pointe du Médoc campsite!
Your week at La Pointe du Médoc and its surroundings
Our Verdon sur Mer campsite is already full of activities and entertainment on site. But Verdon sur Mer is ideally located for exploring small villages and tourist sites in the heart of the Médoc... Let's go for an overview of the must-see places in the Gironde.
- Gaillan in Medoc
- Soulac on the sea
- Vendays Montalivet
- Saint Christoly Medoc
- Lacanau Ocean
And this list is of course not exhaustive! Events, places of entertainment, cultural, sporting or nature activities... Go to the campsite reception: our activity leaders will be happy to give you their tips and inform you about the surroundings.
Travel along the wine route and enjoy a tasting at the famous Château de Saint Estèphe or Mouton-Rothschild. Take your children to the beach or let them make new friends at one of the campsite's age-appropriate clubs.
Everyone will find what they are looking for among the Médoc outings: theatre, cinema, exhibition, concert, show... Not to mention the many festivals organized in Gironde (classical or jazz music, comic strips, jumping, wine fair, etc.).
If you need guidance for your holiday at Pointe du Médoc, contact the "Médoc Atlantique" Tourist Office by calling +33 (0)5 56 09 86 61 or by visiting the website: Médoc Atlantique