Surf Camp Biarritz, Pays Basque
Beaches and surfing - not to mention a wonderfully mild climate - are at the heart of Biarritz's enduring appeal 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 check the tides before you go 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 have got to know them and 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 in France) and on the beach of the côte des basques, the most beautiful beach in France, according to the ranking of Travelers' Choice de Tripadvisor! Whether you are alone, with a partner, a family or a group, Océan Adevnture will perfectly meet your expectations.
Private surfing lessons with a pro
On a board from the age of 3, it is alongside his father and brother, both surfers themselves, that surfing will become a passion for him. 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 for the private individuals
Surf camp beach of the Basque CoastIt has remained popular with local surfers since then. Visit this beach and it is not difficult to see why: on a cliff bottom, it has views of the Pyrenees and the Spanish coast, while the wild breakers of the Atlantic continue to roll. Even if you don't like surfing, there is still a large expanse of sand to enjoy, not to mention the view. There is a parking lot nearby and a free shuttle bus from the Old Port. Perhaps the only flaw of this wonderful beach is that swimming must be suspended from the open sea because the water comes from so far away. The sandy beach and normal exits disappear! So be careful if you go there when the tide comes in. There are rescuers from early June to late September. If you want the authentic experience of Biarritz's surf beach, then this is probably the beach for you.
Group accommodation: Holiday Camps and Professional Seminar
Adolescents Groups and Holiday Camp in Biarritz, Basque Country
We are specialists in stays and surf camps for groups of teenagers, youth associations with teenagers, boys and girls, and summer camps! Our basic program is designed especially for teenagers and we invite you to come with us to surf the beautiful beaches of Biarritz, on the Basque coast
Teenagers are in full bloom and are learning about life from day to day. Through the practice of surfing we try to provide them with an experience that will gradually lead them to surpass themselves... Through the dynamics of the ocean and waves, we teach them to control their fear and know where their limits are, while respecting their evolution, their abilities and everyone's motivation. We guide them to gain self-confidence and teach them different techniques to help them progress.
Stays Surfing Adult Group and Biarritz Company Seminar, Basque Country
A group surf holiday is always more fun and cheaper! As our philosophy is "Better together", we want to share with you special offers and prices if you come with your favorite group of people. It could be work, university or friends! Colleagues, friends from work, university or childhood: take a few waves together in the morning and go back to the surf camp, share a few beers, smoothies and dances under the moonlight.
For Works Councils (EC) and Companies: Team building activities are ideal...
Youth group and professional seminars
Accommodation in seaside
Surf therapy seminar
Beaches and surfing – not to mention a wonderfully mild climate – are at the heart of Biarritz’s enduring appeal 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 check the tides before you go to the beach!
Miramar Beach is really a continuation of the Grande Plage after the Hôtel du Palais – perhaps less popular with the glitter because it is a little further away on foot! Surfing is not allowed here although bodyboarding is.
There are more rocks here and when the sea is a little rough or there is a high tide, the currents can be dangerous, causing unwary people to go to sea. Rescuers are on duty from late June to late August. That said, it is a charming beach and generally less frequented for a quiet swim and sunbathing and used by many people who like the atmosphere of the main waterfront but not the crowd. 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 beach at Barnacle Beach further up the coast either because of the risk of falling rocks.
Old Port Beach
Port Beach is south of the Grande Plage, and as its name suggests, it is right next to the Old Port or 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 in operation from mid-June to early September.
Marbella Beach is essentially a continuation of the beach of the Côte des Basques. It is an attractive beach and has a slightly wilder feel than some of the surrounding sandy stretches. The setting and waves make it good for surfers and beachsides, although due to the difficult access down stairs and through 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 that is particularly popular with the local population – perhaps because it is generally less frequented than some of the others and the fact that there is a lot of free parking 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 is often neglected by tourists. One thing to note: circuit breakers can be a little alive when the tide is high!