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Discover the beaches and the surfing spots of Biarritz

Biarritz, pearl of the French Basque coast is famous for it beaches of golden sand and its legendary waves which attract surfers from all over the world. If you are a nautical sports aficionado or simply interested in watching the oceanic spectacle, the beaches of Biarritz offer an unforgettable experience for all the visitors.

The iconic beaches:

The Great Beach: it is the primary beach of Biarritz, located in the heart of the city. With its fine sand and its crystal-clear water, it is the ideal spot to relax sunbathing, to have a bath in the Atlantic Ocean or to admire the surfers defying the waves. With its accessible waves and its bay, this beach is perfect for the beginners or for the intermediary surfers. Surf schools provide classes and equipment for the ones who wish to be introduced to this emblematic sport.

The Basque Coast Beach: Considered as the historic cradle of European surfing, it is the place to be for the nautical sports aficionados. Its long and powerful waves make its reputation, hosting all-levels surfers.

The Miramar Beach: nestled between two cliffs, this beach offers a picturesque and intimate setting. Accessible thanks to staircases sculpted in the rock, it is the ideal spot to relax from the city agitation.

The Marbella Beach: Located at the extreme South of Biarritz, it will seduce you by its savage and preserved atmosphere. Surrounded by cliffs and bounded by dunes of sand, it offers a natural and spectacular setting for the nature lovers.

The Old Port Beach: Little beach at the bottom of a rocky shelf, it is protected from the wind and the waves. Frequented by the regulars all year long, ideal spot for children. Its water bay, generally  quiet, offers the best conditions for a swim.

The Milady: Located close to the residential area of Biarritz, it offers sweet waves and a peaceful atmosphere. It is the ideal spot for beginners in surfing and for families which look for a quiet setting to enjoy the ocean. 

Some advices for surfers:

  • Consult weather forecasts and the tides before going into the water.
  • Respect the priority and safety rules of the surfing spots.
  • Wear an adapted equipment, in particular a neoprene suit depending on the season.
  • Be conscious of your limits and don’t take useless risks.