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Biarritz, France

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Biarritz is the Surfing Capital of France! This historic French Atlantic Seaside Town has become a Vibrant Town home to a Thriving Surfing Scene.

If you want to Surf or experience the understated Beauty of this small Town, with beautiful Beaches, Delicious Food, and an amazing surrounding area, this is for you!

Perfect for a 4-7 Day Trip, either Solo, with Friends, or with Family!

Suggested Activities

Being a Surfer’s Paradise with some of the best waves in Europe, make the most of the multiple surf spots (Grand Plage & Côte des Basques)!

The Bay of Biscay and distant Mountains offers Stunning Views to enjoy after a day of surfing!

Basque cuisine is very unique and slightly different to traditional French dishes, so try dishes like Pipérade, Axoa, and Gateau Basque!

For such a small town, this garden filled with exotic plants is impressive!

This beautiful palace now hosts many events and exhibitions.

Seriously, the surfing waves here are world-class, so enjoy it!

Also, the beach offers the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the calm sounds of the waves, or swim and snorkel the bay!

Top Tips

Being the little Town it is, many places only accept Cash. So if you want to dine in restaurants, rent a surfboard, pay for parking, or buy ice cream, its best to have some cash!

If you want to get on the local’s good side and learn something new, try some French Words as it will surely enhance your experience!

Biarritz is best explored by foot, and there are a lot of Hidden Gems to see, so bring some shoes to avoid Blisters!

Make it Unique

The best fresh food is always found on the Local Market, and you can try some regional specialties and see the locals interact with each other in this Vibrant Atmosphere!

The infamous & Stunning Pyrenees Mountain-Range is reachable and great for a Day or Multi-Day trip if you want a Break from surfing but still push your Adventure and Adrenaline on some Hikes!

Discover the Coast and see an Incredible Sunset by going on a boat tour!

How to get There?

Flying: Biarritz Airport (BIQ) is reachable from many European Cities, and the best way to get there if you are traveling internationally. 

Other: By Train or Bus is also an option, and another popular option for travelers coming from Europe is to turn the trip into a Roadtrip by Car!

How to get Around?

Buses and Trains connect the different parts of Biarritz, but for exploring, on Foot is the best option!

How to get There?

Flying: Biarritz Airport (BIQ) is reachable from many European Cities, and the best way to get there if you are traveling internationally. 

Other: By Train or Bus is also an option, and another popular option for travelers coming from Europe is to turn the trip into a Roadtrip by Car!

How to get Around?

Buses and Trains connect the different parts of Biarritz, but for exploring, on Foot is the best option!

Safety Concerns

France is generally a Safe Country for Tourists.

But as with any travel, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions. 

Also, Car Break-ins are a common occurrence, so do not leave any valuables on display (or at all if possible) in your Car.

Where to Stay?

  • Hostels: There are not too many Hostel options in Biarritz. One option with good reviews is the Surf Hostel Biarritz, with a rating of 9,4/10.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.