Cap de L’Homy: Favorite Surf Spot
We found a really cool, yet relatively undiscovered surfing spot in France, namely Cap de l’Homy. Actually, Cap de l’Homy is an observation point in the small village of Lit-et-Mixe. However, this surfing spot is mainly known as Cap de l’Homy. It’s the destination for surfers seeking tranquility, nature, and the best waves. Perhaps the main reason to visit this place with your bus or camper is the fantastic campsite and camper areas. The campsite is tucked away amidst forests and nature, right by the beach. What more could you want!
Surfing, surfing, and more surfing
Everything revolves around surfing here! Wetsuits hang from every camper, caravan, or van, and surfboards are always ready. Throughout the day, you see surfers heading towards the beach. The waves were a bit too intense for me, but it’s still a lovely place to be. On the vast, pure white beach, you can admire the spectacle from a distance, occasionally take a dip, and work on getting a healthy tan.
The surfing conditions are suitable for beginners and advanced surfers. If you’re a beginner, a surf lesson or surf camp is super fun to do. If you prefer to mess around in the water by yourself, we recommend checking the surf conditions beforehand. Just to make sure you don’t suddenly find yourself amidst 6-meter waves… because well, that can happen in France.
If you want something other than surfing, you can also explore nature. The area is surrounded by beautiful forests. There are several hiking trails you can follow. It can be a bit challenging with a bike due to the loose sand.
Take a Trip to Contis or Saint-Girons Plage
Near the campsite, there’s not much to do. 2 eateries – closed in the low season – and a supermarket with odd opening hours. If you still want to enjoy a nice drink or a French meal, you can always visit the coastal towns of Contis and Saint-Girons. Both places are about 7 km away by bike.
Ultimately, we enjoyed a cozy meal at the camper and didn’t do much else.
Camping Cap de l’Homy
Yeah Baby, we’ve got another favorite! We’re fans of Camping Cap de l’Homy. It’s a delightful place to spend a few days. The campsite is nestled in the woods and right by the beach. What more could you want? The pitches are spacious and very green. You also have your own tap, and the sanitary facilities are always nearby. The facilities were simple but clean.
It’s mainly the location and the atmosphere that make the campsite so pleasant. We paid around 20 euros for a camping pitch. They also have camper spots, but unfortunately, they were all occupied. For a camper spot, you pay only 14 euros in the low season.
Definitely a great tip!