The lake beach welcomes families safely.

An idyllic setting

On the shores of Lake Parentis-Biscarrosse, the beach offers a sandy part and a grass part, where oaks offer a refreshing shade.

A playground, decorated with the pirate ship, symbol of the beach of Gastes allows children to have fun after bathing. The environment is safeguarded, especially with the "hotel of capricorns" to come and discover on site.

The beach is bordered by the bike path and the pedestrian path that allow beautiful walks.

An equipped and supervised beach

Gastes beach benefits from swimming supervision provided by Swimmers/Lifeguards :

from 1 July 2023 to 3 september 2023, every day from 13:00 to 19:00.

Toilets (near the lake room) and a shower are available to holidaymakers.

In the immediate vicinity of the beach, restaurants, bar, pedal boat rental, paddle or canoe welcome you !

For more information about the beach:


Warning: new regulation of swimming flags

The Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports published a new decree on 31 January 2022 detailing the modalities of application of the new bathing flag regulations. It imposes new signage to be used on beaches and bathing places open to the public, developed and authorized. It thus lays down the equipment to be used to regulate bathing and the procedures for delimiting bathing areas. It thus repealed Decree No. 62-13 of 8 January 1962, which had hitherto been applicable.

What is the meaning of the flags on the beach?

To ensure the safety of swimming on beaches, lakes, rivers or any other bathing areas, there is a very special signage. The color of a bathing flag is associated with a specific message:


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* The green flag: swimming allowed and supervised without apparent danger

* The yellow flag: supervised swimming with limited or marked danger

* The red flag: swimming prohibited

* The purple flag: dangerous or prohibited swimming due to pollution or presence of specific aquatic species.

* The flag with red and yellow stripes: supervised swimming during the opening hours of the lifeguard station.

* The black and white checkerboard flag: swimming is not prohibited but at the risk and peril of bathers, such as a surf area.