RETREAT ITINERARY

7 Nights

The following itinerary represents an example of a typical surf retreat holiday with Sanctuary Surf. Please get in touch to see how we can create the perfect summer holiday on the beach for you in South West France.

 
 
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DAY 1 (Saturday)

Arrive afternoon/evening

  • Transfer

  • Arrival drinks

  • Dinner beach sunset restaurant

Make your way over to the airport to make the short hop over to Bordeaux in under 1h15 from the UK. Feel the summer sun hit you as you step off the plane where the Sanctuary Surf team will welcome you. Jump in the van and cool down with a drink from on-board mini-bar as we take the road for 1hr, passing through the world famous Médoc wine region up to the Sanctuary site.

Once you’ve dropped your bags off we’ll show you around and let you settle in before heading to the beach for your evening dinner and drinks, looking over the sunset from your table on top of the dunes. We’ll ferry you back home for your first night in your private lodgings with only canvas separating you from the stars, after a night cap and stargazing back at camp if you wish.

 


Day 2  (Sunday)

  • Breakfast

  • Market

  • Picnic in woods

  • Surf/ Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

  • Dinner

Sunday morning can start with a lie-in, brunch or a trip to the nearby legendary Montalivet Market. Here you can taste the finest food from the region as well as further afar. You can always opt for the morning surf if you’re keep to get stuck in.

Either way, after a quality lunch on the terrace or picnic in the woods we’ll be heading back to the beach for a surf session, or to the lake if you fancy trying Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). We’ll bring you back to the surf camp for a chilled evening and your first taste of the Chef’s gourmet evening feast!

 

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Day 3  (Monday)

  • Breakfast

  • Surf

  • Lunch

  • Chill

  • Surf/Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

  • Dinner

Another hearty breakfast to get things going then grab your beach bag and wetsuit as we’re hitting the beach for your morning surf session. Enjoy the waves and soak up the vibes on plage ‘Le Pin Sec’ then jump in the surf bus as we cruise you back for lunch, served on the terrace and with time a siesta or chill after.

Spend all afternoon on the beach perfecting your surfing skills, or we'll drop you at the lake to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). Then we'll bring you back for another evening of fine wine, food and company.


Day 4  (TUESDAY)

  • Breakfast

  • Transfers (return) - Camp>BDX

Tuesday is set aside for a city day-trip to Bordeaux! With transfers all organised, you just need to follow our detailed city guide full of tips and tricks for places to go, see, eat and drink etc.

We can also make lunch and dinner reservations at any of our favourite places. Head back up to the camp for another peaceful night away from the city. Of course you can opt for the standard package with surfing or Stand Up Paddle (SUP)!

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Day 5 (Wednesday) 

  • Breakfast

  • Surf/Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

  • Lunch

  • Chill

  • Explore/Activity

  • Dinner

After a day away from the beach you’ll be buzzing to be back out in the waves, so following breakfast at the camp, we’ll take you for another morning surf session before lunch and a siesta.

The afternoon can be filled as you wish with opportunities for surf or exploring further afield. Of course the evening will bring more gastronomic delights but spend some time at the Sanctuary bar for some drinks or stick on a movie with the video projector in the lounge.


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Day 6 (Thursday)

  • Breakfast

  • Surf/Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

  • Lunch

  • Chill

  • Explore/Activity

  • Dinner

Same as yesterday – Why change a winning formula ? Although we can make it better with the chance to try your hands at one of the many activities we can organise for you. In the evening, we'll go over all the footage from the week, the best moments and progress analysis on the projector.


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Day 7 (Friday) 

  • Breakfast

  • Surf/Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

  • Lunch

  • Chill

  • Dinner

Your last day in the waves so you’ve got to make the most of it, to come away knowing you smashed it! Lunch can even be organised at the beach if you prefer to stay and soak up the sun all day.

We’ll bring you back to the camp for a final gourmet banquet to end the week. You can then either retire to your lodgings to enjoy the peace and quiet, or if you prefer to send off your holiday in style, we’ll take you to the weekly beach party with DJs, live music and great vibes.

  

 

Day 8 (Saturday)

  • Departure day

  • Breakfast

  • Surf

  • Lunch

  • Transfer

Enjoy one final brunch (or early breakfast and quick surf) before heading back to the airport and sadly saying our goodbyes. Until next time.

 

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Again, this is an example itinerary and everything can be adapted to suit your individual needs – get in touch and let us know what you want.

*All surf activity can be exchanged for Stand Up Paddle. 

Book your Surf & Stand Up Paddle Retreat near Bordeaux

7 NIGHTS SAT-SAT ALL-INCLUSIVE From only

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