Casino de Capbreton & Lac d'Hossegor

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The casino 1st floor terrace provides shelter from the elements. Hossegor lake is a seawater lake that is used by pelagics birds as a refuge and gulls in winter

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Most recent update 23 February 2022
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The Capbreton Casino Waterfront is an excellent seawatching spot during autumn migration. Especially during eastward incoming storms. Red Phalarope, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger), Sabine's Gull, Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, European Storm Petrel, Leach's Storm Petrel, Black Tern and Arctic Tern are the target species when strong westerlies blow individuals to the beach.

Hossegor Lake is to check during autumn gales as Leach's Storm Petrel and other pelagic birds can seek shelter in the lake. The lake is also used as a roosting place for gulls in winter



By car to Capbreton. Access to the terrace of the casino by foot only.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Sea , Wetland


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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