The Natural Reserve of Dunes and Marsh of Hourtin is an area of 2150 ha, which presents all the scenery of the Aquitaine sandy coast: beaches, dunes, forest of pines and oaks, swamps and lake!
The management of this area is entrusted to the National Forestry whose personal undertake surveillance, scientific monitoring and public reception.
You can discover this site from various hiking trails, horseback or bicycle (departures Contaut, Piqueyrot and Hourtin beach). Note the Education Trail Lagoon Contaut where the visitor crosses the marsh on a beautiful wooden platform (accessible platform motor and visual disabilities).
You may come across stealth otter, kingfisher too fast, but for sure, the majestic royal Osmunds await the wayside! Walkers, careful, specific regulations exist to the reserve, educate yourself.
Guided tours are also offered free throughout the year for school and general public (some accessible visual and motor disabilities) with programming available from your Tourist Office: don't hesitate to register directly from Médoc Océan !