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8 Days Summer Surf Holiday in Gironde, France

Ultimate France Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Enjoy a real summer holiday with a getaway in the sun, good food, wine, and beaches as the minimum! Fortunately, Sanctuary Surf in France offers you all of them in their summer break package. The dedicated team are at your service for the entirety of your stay at their unique accommodation in between vineyards, dunes, lakes, forest, and beaches. With all the facilities and a level of comfort not available elsewhere, a holiday with Sanctuary Surf is an all-inclusive solution for your accommodation, dining, transport, and activities to ensure a hassle-free experience to let you enjoy living “la belle vie”.


  • Surf and SUP sessions
  • Exciting Bordeaux city day trip
  • Unlimited access to surf equipment
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Full board gourmet dining
  • 7 nights of lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer included: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport
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You will sleep under luxury canvas on Egyptian cotton and memory foam with your own private bathroom (toilet and sink) and terrace. Following a perfect day at the beach and a spot-on meal on the decking under the stars, you will fall asleep to the sound of silence, wake up to the sound of the birds, roll off your king size memory foam mattress and slide back those Egyptian cotton sheets, don your shades as you open the awning of your private 24 meters square / 250 feet square “Ultimate Emperor” bell tent, and step out onto the decking where breakfast will be served.

You can always pop to the loo first of course, but you will have to take the side entrance to your private WC with a full-size toilet seat and electric flush. You will feel like a king (or queen) upon the throne. Other facilities include shaded area, outdoor seating area and tables, storage, cozy and romantic solar powered indoor and outdoor lighting, USB solar charging points, Wi-Fi, and towels. Sanctuary Surf has a maximum of three tents which means up to three couples can stay comfortably on site at any one time. It is no problem adding an additional person to a tent for a fee.


This is an example itinerary and everything can be adapted to suit your individual needs. Get in touch and let Sanctuary Surf know what you want.

Day 1 (Saturday)

  • Arrival in the afternoon / evening
  • Transfer
  • Enjoying arrival drinks
  • Dinner in a beach sunset restaurant

This is the day to make your way over to the airport to make the short hop over to Bordeaux which is one hour and fifteen minutes from the UK. You will feel the summer sun hit you as you step off the plane where the Sanctuary Surf team will welcome you. Then, you will jump in the van and cool down with a drink from onboard mini-bar as you take the road for one hour, passing through the world famous Médoc wine region up to the sanctuary site.

Once you’ve dropped your bags off, Sanctuary Surf will show you around and let you settle in before heading to the beach for your evening dinner and drinks, looking over the sunset from your table on top of the dunes. Sanctuary Surf will ferry you back home for your first night in your private lodgings with only canvas separating you from the stars, after a nightcap and stargazing back at the camp if you wish.

Day 2 (Sunday)

  • Breakfast
  • Market
  • Picnic in woods
  • Surf / stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Dinner

Sunday morning can start with a lie-in, brunch, or a trip to the nearby legendary Montalivet Market. Here. you can taste the finest food from the region as well as further afar. You can always opt for the morning surf if you keep getting stuck in. Either way, after a quality lunch on the terrace or picnic in the woods, you’ll be heading back to the beach for a surf session or to the lake if you fancy trying to stand up paddleboarding (SUP). Sanctuary Surf will bring you back to the surf camp for a chilled evening and your first taste of the Chef’s gourmet evening feast.

Day 3 (Monday)

  • Breakfast
  • Surf
  • Lunch
  • Chill
  • Surf / stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Dinner

You will enjoy another hearty breakfast to get things going, then grab your beach bag and wetsuit as you’re hitting the beach for your morning surf session. You will enjoy the waves and soak up the vibes on plage ‘Le Pin Sec’, then jump in the surf bus as Sanctuary Surf cruise you back for lunch, served on the terrace and with time a siesta or chill after.

You can spend all afternoon on the beach perfecting your surfing skills or Sanctuary Surf will drop you at the lake to try the stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Then, Sanctuary Surf will bring you back for another evening of fine wine, food, and company.

Day 4 (Tuesday)

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers (return) to and from Bordeaux

Tuesday is set aside for a city day trip to Bordeaux. With transfers all organized, you just need to follow the detailed city guide full of tips and tricks for places to go, see, eat, drink, etc. You can also make lunch and dinner reservations at any of your favorite places. Then, you will head back up to the camp for another peaceful night away from the city. Of course, you can opt for the standard package with surfing or stand up paddle (SUP).

Day 5 (Wednesday)

  • Breakfast
  • Surf / stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Lunch
  • Chill
  • Explore / activity
  • Dinner

After a day away from the beach, you’ll be buzzing to be back out in the waves. Following breakfast at the camp, Sanctuary Surf will take you for another morning surf session before lunch and a siesta. The afternoon can be filled as you wish with opportunities for surfing or exploring further afield. Of course, the evening will bring more gastronomic delights in which you can spend some time at the Sanctuary bar for some drinks or stick on a movie with the video projector in the lounge.

Day 6 (Thursday)

  • Breakfast
  • Surf / stand up paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Lunch
  • Chill
  • Explore / activity
  • Dinner

Today's agenda is as same as yesterday. However, you can make it better with the chance to try your hands at one of the many activities Sanctuary Surf can organize for you. In the evening, you'll go over all the footage from the week, the best moments and progress analysis on the projector.

Day 7 (Friday)

  • Breakfast
  • Surf / stand up paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Lunch
  • Chill
  • Dinner

Today is your last day in the waves so you’ve got to make the most of it come away knowing you smashed it. Lunch can be organized at the beach if you prefer to stay and soak up the sun all day. Sanctuary Surf will bring you back to the camp for a final gourmet banquet to end the week. You can, then, either retire to your lodgings to enjoy the peace and quiet or, if you prefer, to send off your holiday in style. Sanctuary Surf will take you to the weekly beach party with DJs, live music, and great vibes.

Day 8 (Saturday)

  • Departure day
  • Breakfast
  • Surf
  • Lunch
  • Transfer

You will enjoy a final brunch (or early breakfast and quick surf) before heading back to the airport and sadly saying your goodbyes. Until next time!

Included excursions

  • A day trip to Bordeaux city
  • Morning excursion to Montalivet market


This surf camp is located in Lesparre-Médoc, France. Nestled between the estuary and the ocean, the Médoc is not only the world's most famous wine region but also has endless golden sandy beaches that run down to Spain. At its heart in the middle, you can find France's largest freshwater lake surrounded by pine forests. The local spot only five minutes down the road is Plage du Pin Sec, the region's quietest public beach with only a few amenities preserving the wild vibe. Sanctuary Surf is graced with the same waves that hit other legendary spots such as Lacanau, Hossegor, Biscarosse, and Biarritz on the same stretch of coast. The South West of France is home to the country's most dynamic and popular yet uncrowded cities, its longest beaches, and the best wine in the world.

Nearby places

  • Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) - one hour
  • Plage du Pin Sec - five minutes



  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting


  • Bar
  • Hammock
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance


You will be served full-board gourmet dining during this surf camp. Room service, daily “aperitif” (typically French pre-meal (post-surf) drink and snack) option for sunset “aperitif” on the beach, and wine tasting welcome drinks (a selection of local wines and French cheeses) are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cooking lessons
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Wine tours
  • Yoga

What's included

  • Surf and stand up paddleboarding sessions
  • Morning excursion to Montalivet market
  • Bordeaux city day trip
  • Unlimited access to surf and stand up paddle (SUP) equipment
  • Lounge and bar access
  • Transfers from and to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)
  • 2 daily beach and lake transfers
  • Full-board gourmet dining
  • Daily “aperitif” (French pre-meal (post-surf) drink and snack)
  • 7 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sanctuary Surf will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport Airport transfer included: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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