A place well worth visiting if you are in that area. Borrowed from another site EUROPE’S largest sand dune, the Dune du Pilat in Aquitaine, has been awarded 2nd place in a ranking of the world’s best beaches. The UK’s Guardian newspaper put the French beach just behind the Source d’Argent beach in the Seychelles and ahead of Shoal Bay, Antigua. The ranking is taken from Lonely Planet’s 50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind which is due out next month. It praises the 100m-tall dune’s “pristine sand” and views over both the Atlantic and the forest of the Landes behind and recommends visitors try the local oysters. More than one million people visit the dune in La Teste-de-Buch at Arcachon Bay each year.