Our second week away this summer was at Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde. We often go to the Atlantic Coast over the Med – the kids like the waves, the beaches tend to be less crowded and it’s not so HOT. This was a new area for us as we hadn’t been as far up the coast as this before, but I think we’ll definitely go back.The beaches are HUGE and incredibly uncrowded (especially when the tide’s out). Soulac-sur-Mer itself was somehow a bit less cheesy than many seaside resorts and there’s also an estuary nearby if you fancy a day away from the waves.

The main downside it that it is VERY quiet and I don’t imagine there’s all that much to do on bad weather days (apart from visit the various lighthouses around the area.) The only other downside was the incredibly bad hair I had all week (see pics) – curly hair and the beach really don’t mix.


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Journalist and author specialising in travel with children. I write for several national publications and am author of Travelling with Children: A Parent's Guide. You can see some of my articles at
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