The smallest seaside resort in the Landes de Gascogne forest, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains is not lacking in charm or assets. Its artificial marine lake and its ocean beaches make it an ideal place to relax between maritime pleasure and splendid natural scenery.
Formerly known as Port d'Albret, the village lost its position as the first port on the Landes coast when the river was diverted in 1578 to the Bayonne estuary. It is from there that the commune takes its name since Vieux-Boucau means old mouth. It was only in the 1930s that the village became a seaside resort and turned towards tourism. The construction of the artificial lake on horseback on two communes including Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains will promote its economic growth.