Secret Spot Surf Lodge - Messanges


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April, May, June, August, September, October


Located in South West France, the lodge offers tasteful, surf-themed, B&B accommodation near the classic beach break of Messanges and not far from the classic world class French beach breaks such as La Gravier and La Nord. The lodge has swimming pool, sundecks, BBQs and everything you need to relax and unwind on your French holiday. 
Quick Facts
      • Swimming pool
      • Surfing lessons can be organised
      • Away from the crowds at Hossegor
      • Full English breakfast & 3 course evening dinner available
      • Family-friendly

Located in South West France, The Secret Spot Lodge offers tasteful, surf-themed, B&B accommodation near the classic beach break of Messanges. The lodge has swimming pool, sundecks, BBQs and everything you need to relax and unwind on your French holiday. A full buffet continental breakfast is included. Accommodation is a nice walk away from the shops, pubs and restaurants and most importantly all of the classic world-class French beach breaks such as La Gravier and La Nord.

The Secret Spot Lodge is located in Azur, set in the lush pine forest of Les Landes.  It’s close to the beautiful beach of Messanges, which offers patrolled beaches and the best surf spots in France. Here you have everything an aspiring surfer or an experienced surfer could ask for.

When a rest is needed there's a superb licensed restaurant on the beach, also offering a variety of take-away snacks. A truly magical place to watch the sunset with a pint or just chill on the dunes and take in the tranquility during your French holidays. This is just one of the secret spots in the area; there's a huge range of different beaches, restaurants, bars and other activities very close by.


Bed and Breakfast accommodation. There is a variety of different types of rooms and configurations, all with full use of house and pool.  All bed linen and towels are included.  Breakfast is a healthy continental buffet and is included in the price. 

  • Single room
  • Double Rooms
  • Family Rooms with ensuite bathrooms (2 rooms separated by bathroom)

Learn to Surf Package is based on 2 people sharing and includes:

  • 7 nights half board B&B
  • Continental buffet breakfast
  • 6 x surf lessons (1½ hours per lesson)
Surf & Other Activities


Why not take advantage of the Learn to Surf in France package and give your surfing skills a real push? Or if you have more of a chilled approach to your holiday you can book up to as many lessons as you like during your stay. At the Messange Surf School, you will receive the absolute best surf instruction in the area, with their emphasis being on professionalism and safety. You will experience the best spots in France. When you feel more confident, you can venture south and experience surfing Basque country waves that break on reef as well as sand. The Secret Spot Lodge will book you some lessons with a special offer for all secret spot lodgers.

The most famous waves in Hossegor are found out the front of the central Hossegor beach, opposite The Rock Food bar.

The Graviere: A really heavy, barrel with a thick lip just to the north of the Rock Food; it’s basically a serious shorebreak onto the beach.

Le Nord: Breaks when the swell is over 6 foot into deeper water straight out the front of the Rock Food.  There is a channel to get you out the back, the waves are big and heavy and the hold-downs are sobering….these waves are for the intermediate to advanced surfer.

Le Sud: If the waves are too big then go to the next break down located on the Hossegor side of the port.

Capbreton: If the waves are huge, the only place to surf is in between the groyne which is more suitable for beginners as it is sheltered from the big swells.

Les Culs-Nus: (literally translated as bare bum beach) – in summer you will walk through the naturalists on the beach to get to some really good A-frame barrels.

Les Estagnots – beach break with a great bar / restaurant in the car park here owned by an Aussie called Woody.

Les Bourdaines:  This is where the best sandbanks often form and where the ASP surfing contests are sometimes held.   The Cream Café is a good bar / restaurant situated in the car park right next to The Perfect Wave European Headquarters.

Messanges: Beachbreak.   Long sandy beach with powerful waves when the swell is big but lovely learn to surf waves when it’s small.

Where you want to surf depends on your level of surfing and what you are looking for.  Some people may prefer a barrelling beach break while others prefer to surf the more mellow waves down the coast in the Basque Country.  The sandbanks on the northern beaches are constantly changing so you need to travel up and down the coast, checking the banks and the tides in order to search for your perfect wave.

Other Activities

Adrenalin Park -

To make the most of your French holidays 2012, five minutes away from our B & B in Azur, you have paintball, quads and Adventure Park set in trees. Something for everyone here!

Nautical centre -

Our B&B in South West France is right on the Lake of Soustons where the “centre nautique” offers sailing, canoeing and kayaks.

Karting -

Located in Magescq (5 minutes), the Karting centre offers three circuits: beginners, kids, and experienced racers. Open all year.

Thermal spa -

If you came to learn to surf in France or just to relax and need a well-deserved rest, 15 minutes and you are in the truly luxurious “Caliceo”. This is not to be missed. Pamper yourself in the various natural mineral hot springs. Inside and outside thermal pool, with Jacuzzi, sauna, hamman and many other places to chill.

Atlantic park -

Located in Seignosse le Penon, ten minutes away from your French holiday accommodation, is a massive water park, with many different pool, slides, Jacuzzi and games area including badminton, beach volley, etc.

Horse riding -

Just down the road Messanges horse riding centre offers a ride along the beach or the forest on a horse. They cater for all levels of rider.

Fishing -

Fishing trips on the ‘Jean b’ can be arranged to leave for deep ocean fishing from Capbreton Port. Half day €40 including equipment full day €75 including equipment and lunch.

Shopping -

Right here in Soorts Hossegor, you have ‘the zone’ with every type of big name surf brand outlet store you can think of, all at super discounted prices. For the super chic shoppers, you have Biarritz, 30 minutes away from the lodge, with all the luxury brands available to come home from your holidays to France and impress!

Spain -

The Secret Spot lodge, B&B in France, is a 40 min drive from the border, where you can go surfing Basque Country waves and then find many VAT free stores selling food, cigs and alcohol. Not to mention the amazing Tapas delight of San Sebastian with its picturesque bays and beaches.

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