Surf Camp Biarritz, Pays Basque
Beaches and surfing - not to mention a wonderful mild climate - are the reasons why Biarritz appeals as a holiday destination. Its ideal location in the Bay of Biscay, on the French Atlantic coast, makes Biarritz the surf capital of Europe. But even for those who want to spend less time in the sea, its beaches offer an ideal place to relax, swim or simply to enjoy the sun's rays. The six beaches of Biarritz offer a lot of variety. Some are perfect for swimming or surfing, others are ideal for families with young children. Here is our guide to help you choose the right beach for you and your family. And don't forget to check the tides beforeheading to the beach!
Biarritz, Côte des Basques Surf School
Basque Coast Surf School, Biarritz
There are dozens of surf schools in Biarritz and especially on the Basque coast. Over the years and experiences we got to know them, therefor we have selected for you the one that meets our quality charter: pedagogy, infrastructure, friendliness... for Biarritz, La côte des Basques we have chosen a historical surf school (the first one in France) and which is located on the most beautiful beach in France, according to the ranking of Travelers' Choice from Tripadvisor! Whether you are alone, with a partner, a family or a group, Ocean Adventure will perfectly meet your expectations.
Private surfing lessons with a pro: Matthieu
On a board since the age of 3, it is alongside his father and brother, both surfers themselves, that surfing has become a passion for Xavier. His career as a competitor and Professional Free Surfer has allowed him to go around the world and surf the most beautiful waves on the globe.
With a State Surfing Certificate and a strong experience as a top-level sportsman, Xavier will take you to the best spots on the Basque coast south of the Landes for an unforgettable session and will share with you his passion for surfing and the ocean.
Surf camp Côte des Basques
SURF. SLEEP. AND START AGAIN.
With these different formulas, in a house for 4 to 6 people or a studio for 2 to 3 people. You will enjoy surfing while having a comfortable accommodation close to the city centre and the beaches of Biarritz.
Our Surf Camp is ideally located in the heart of Biarritz and in a quiet area close to the town centre and the beaches in the popular Bibi Beaurivage district, with its quality restaurants, wine cellar, bakery, pharmacy and food stores.
5 minutes walk from the Basque Coast and 10 minutes walk from Marbella beach.
Located just above the Côte des Basques and a stone's throw from the town centre
Flat Sea View Côte des Basques
Flat Sea Hotel View Côte des Basques
A surfing holiday as a couple, with family or friends is always more fun ! As our philosophy is "Better together": enjoy together the exceptional location of this accommodation - right in the centre of Biarritz and a stone's throw from the beach of the Côte des Basques !
Group accommodation and business seminars
Teenage Groups and Holiday Camps
We specialise in surf camps for teenage groups (boys and girls), and summer camps! Our core programme is designed especially for teenagers and we invite you to come and surf with us on the beautiful beaches of Biarritz on the Basque coast.
The teenagers are in full bloom and are learning about life from day to day. Through the practice of surfing we try to give them an experience that will gradually lead them to surpass themselves. Thanks to the dynamics of the ocean and the waves, we teach them to master their fear and to know where their limits are, while respecting their evolution, their capacities and their motivation. We guide them to gain self-confidence and teach them different techniques to help them progress.
Adults and Seminars
A group surfing holiday is always more fun! As our philosophy is "Better together", we want to share with you special offers and prices if you come with your favourite group of people. Colleagues, friends from work, university or childhood friends: enjoy together the exceptional location of this accommodation - right in the centre of Biarritz and a stone's throw from the beach of the Côte des Basques!
For Works Councils and Companies: Team building activities are ideal...
Accommodation Surfing Stays Hendaye
Hendaye's beaches and surf schools - not to mention its wonderfully mild climate - are at the heart of the Basque coast's enduring appeal as a holiday destination. Its ideal location in the Bay of Biscay, on the French Atlantic coast, makes Biarritz and Hendayela the surfing capital of Europe. But even for those who want to spend less time in the waves, the beaches offer an ideal place to relax, swim or simply soak up the sun.
Between the ocean and the mountains, the Basque Country and in particular Hendaye is a multi-faceted destination:
- cultural richness: historical, scientific and artistic museums; historical heritage; gastronomic specialities.
- sport and nature activities: beaches, European surfing capital, golf, hiking, Basque pelota...
For Works Councils and Companies: Team building activities are ideal...
Surf Therapy Seminar
From integration seminars to team building and management seminars, company seminars are different from other company events, as they are a management tool in their own right and are essential to the progress of your company.
Surfing lessons followed by a TEDx type conference with Gautier Garanx on the achievement of ambitious, risky, "challenging but achievable" objectives that require taking risks that we think we have mastered... but that go awry. You can listen to Gautier Garanx, a big wave surfer and customer manager for a large supermarket chain. Through passion, physical and mental preparation, he won the most prestigious big wave competition in the world: the billabong XXL... a record that pushed him to his limits, to the edge of blackout. Quite a story !
In order to combine theory and practice and to give your employees the tools to achieve ambitious challenges, we offer a holistic approach that boosts the body and mind:
- sports awakening with Manu, 50, physical and mental trainer
- hatha yoga in the gym with Sophie
- naturopathy, nutrition, nutritherapy and stress management with Nadia
Why choose Biarritz ?
Les six plages de Biarritz offrent beaucoup de variété. Certaines sont parfaites pour la natation ou le surf, d'autres sont idéales pour les familles avec de jeunes enfants. Voici notre guide pour vous aider à choisir la bonne plage pour vous et votre famille. Et n'oublier pas de vérifier les marées avant d'aller à la plage !
Beaches and surfing - not to mention a wonderful mild climate - are the reasons why Biarritz appeals as a holiday destination. Its ideal location in the Bay of Biscay, on the French Atlantic coast, makes Biarritz the surf capital of Europe. But even for those who want to spend less time by the sea, beaches offer an ideal place to relax, swim or simply soak up the sun's rays. The six beaches of Biarritz offer a lot of variety. Some are perfect for swimming or surfing, others are ideal for families with young children. Here is our guide to help you choose the right beach for you and your family. And don't forget to check the tides before heading to the beach!
The "Grande Plage"
The beach close to the city center is the Grande Plage. It means the "main beach" or "great beach". If you've seen pictures of Biarritz, it's most likely this beach which is showed. It's also where notorious people and less notorious come to have a swim and lay down in the middle of this seaside station. Thanks to massive waves coming from the Atlantic Ocean, this beach is also considered as one of the nicest surf beaches of Europe. Here, the waves can be huge! The Grande plage goes from the well-known Casino to the Hôtel du Palais (Palace's hotel) even more famous. This beach offers all what you need for a perfect day on the sand: clubs for children, coffee shops, restaurants, and 3 underground car parks. Keep in mind that this beach is even more crowded during high tide! Sometimes, the swimming areas and surf areas are moved depending on the tide and beach attendance. This beach wasn't always known by this name: it used to be called the Plage des Fous (Madmen Beach) because of the recklessness of the first swimmers faced to the massive waves. Then in the middle of 19th century, the beach was called the Empress' Beach to honour the Empress Eugénie (Napoléon the 3rd's wife). The Palace's Hotel has also been built for her.
Miramar Beach is really a continuation of the Grande Plage after the Hôtel du Palais - perhaps less popular because it is a little further away! Surfing is not allowed here although bodyboarding is.
There are more rocks here and when the sea is a little rough or during high tide, the currents can be dangerous, causing unwary people to be drag by the sea. Rescuers are on duty from late June to late August. That said, it is a charming beach for a quiet swim and sunbathing, it's usually less crowded. If you like the atmosphere of the main waterfront but not the crowd, this beach is made for you. Some say that the sand is softer than on the Great Beach. Please note that you are not allowed to swim to the large rock known as Round Rock just off the coast, as it is a bird sanctuary. You can't go to the Barnacle Beach (further up the coast) either because of the risk of falling rocks.
Port Vieux Beach
Old Port Beach is located in the south of the Grande Plage, and as its name suggests, it is right next to the Old Port of Biarritz. This small beach is located in a rocky creek that shelters it from the wind and large waves. This means that it is not great for surfing - but it is very good for people with young children. It's definitely a family beach.
Port Vieux beach is actually popular all year round with the local population. There are swimming and diving clubs on the beach, as well as cafés and restaurants nearby. Rescuers are present from mid-June to early September.
Marbella Beach is essentially a continuation of the Côte des Basques Beach (where our surfschool is located). It is an attractive beach and has a slightly wilder feel than some of the surrounding beaches. The setting and waves make it good for surfers and beach lounging enthusiasts. Although, due to the difficult access down the stairs and through the rocks, it is not ideal for people with reduced mobility.
Lifeguards are present from June to August and there is a café/restaurant on the beach.
La Milady Beach
This is a large beach, mainly popular among the local population - perhaps because it is usually less frequented than some of the others and the fact that there is a lot of free car parks nearby. There is also a beautiful walk around the beach and a playground for children, as well as a café. Overall, it is a large beach and one of Biarritz's beaches that are often neglected by tourists. One thing to note: when the tide is high, waves are much more stronger !
Rates and pre-booking