A place to unwind.


What started out as a love of the area of Cap Ferret, became a desire to share it with everyone. We bought a property with a lot of room, but it needed a lot of extra love. Then the idea of Basecamp, a small Maison d'Hôtes (BnB) was born. 

Nestled in the 'French California' Coastline, Cap Ferret is a secret jewel in the French vacation crown. Mild temperatures of 10c in the winter and 24c - 32c in the July and August heat, with 15 uninterrupted kilometres of sand that looks and feels like light brown sugar. 60 kilometres of biking and hiking paths weaving through the forest to various turn outs to the beach. Kayaking, Surfing, Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddling, fishing, Oyster tasting, traditional french market shopping, and excellent French Regional Cuisine everywhere you go. Did we mention the most famous vineyards in French Bordeaux are only 1 hour and 45 minutes drive away? We are also only a few hours north of the Spanish Border and the historic city of San Sebastian. These are our photographic opportunities and it changes every day. We hope you'll come experience our hospitality and convivial atmosphere while sharing your photography/sports stories with us.



We have relationships with people who suffer from Battle PTSD for serving their country and we wanted to provide a place to help them get back into civilian life with quiet retreats and pressure-less coaching. To put the two projects together was not an easy task. So we thought, lets get everyone in on the project. 

Basecamp Surf Retreats for veterans, are partially funded by Basecamp Photography Retreats and Basecamp Sports Retreats. We take the profits from the regular retreats to bring our wounded veterans for peaceful time away to regroup and try and reset their goals for the future. What we provide is the place, activities, and surfing coaches, (camera coaching),  and volunteer counselling provided by veterans services.

What can you provide? Be our guest! Enjoy our French California in one of our regular retreat programs, stay and enjoy the SW French Art of Living and the postcard perfect scenery. Opportunities to have a tile, plaque, sporting equipment, or a large portion of the property named for you or a name of your choosing is available if you'd like to help but not ready to book a trip with us. Support THE #SURFDOGPROJECT.