Aerial view of the Bassin d’Arcachon with the Dune du Pilat and Moulleau Pier in the frame (France, 2020)
DJI Mavic Air 2
SONY CMOS 1/2″ 24.0 mm f/2.8
24mm ƒ/2.8 1/100s ISO 100
6000 x 4500 px / 300 dpi
Arcachon Bay (in French, the Bassin d’Arcachon) is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of France, situated in Pays de Buch between the Côte d’Argent and the Côte des Landes, in the region of Aquitaine. The bay covers an area of 150 km² at high tide and 40 km² at low tide.
The general shape of the Bassin d’Arcachon is that of an equilateral triangle pointing north, the southwest corner of which is open to the sea, between Cap Ferret and the town of Arcachon, through a 3 km narrow channel (Les Passes). Just south of the entrance is The Great Dune of Pyla. Nearly in the middle of the bay is a very particular island: L’île aux Oiseaux (Isle of the Birds).