Biarritz, 64200

The basics

The Grande Plage de Biarritz is by far the most popular tourist beach, and it's right in the heart of town. Head to the water for a surf lesson, or just relax on the wide, sandy beach. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the vistas out to sea, with the Biarritz lighthouse in the distance, and browse the boutique shops along the quay.

Discover the rich history of Biarritz with a walking tour of top attractions like the neo-Gothic Sainte Eugénie church and the lavish Hotel Du Palais, originally built for the French Emperor Napoleon III. You can also combine a tour of Biarritz with other towns along the French Basque coast, including Bayonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and Hendaye.

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Things to know before you go

  • Biarritz is a top seaside destination on France’s Basque Coast.
  • Six beaches offer plenty of variety, from kid-friendly swimming coves to big-wave surf spots.
  • The Plage de la Milady beach is equipped with wheelchair access to the sea.
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How to get there

Located in French Basque Country, Biarritz lies along the Atlantic coast in southwestern France, 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the border with Spain. There's a direct train to Biarritz from Paris, and buses connect from several French and Spanish destinations. The Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne International Airport offers direct flights to Amsterdam, Lyon, Nice, Paris, and other major European cities.

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When to get there

July and August are the busiest months in Biarritz. If you want to avoid the crowds, visit in June or early fall, when temperatures are still pleasant and accommodations are more affordable. May–June and September–October are the best times to surf in Biarritz, though expert surfers will enjoy the big swells during the winter months.

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Surfing in Biarritz

Biarritz is one of Europe’s top surfing destinations, and its annual International Surf Festival brings in top riders from around the world. La Côte des Basques is a great sheltered surf spot for beginners. Biarritz has a number of surf schools catering to all ability levels, from hour-long intro lessons to week-long camps.

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