Popular Lettings in Biarritz
Highlights in Biarritz
- Amazing surfing destination
- Great cuisine
- Excellent golf courses
- Exceptional summer and healthy retreat
- Exceptional beaches
Most popular in Biarritz
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Biarritz
For a comfortable and spacious accommodation, families with children will find plenty of properties outside the urban area, close to Biarritz Golf course, Cité de l’Océan or near the airport. The residential areas are quiet and perfect for those looking for tranquility. These rentals offer gardens and patios and some of them have lovely swimming pools and outdoor areas for the kids to play or for your furry little friends if you bring them along. If you are looking for a central rental, closer to the old town of the city, you will find a wide array of options in it as well as in the immediate surroundings, close to the main beaches - La Côte des Basques and Grande Plage. This will allow visitors to walk to the main landmarks, go to the beach and enjoy the city vibes.Charming rentals, rural accommodation and modern lettings
Traditional French architecture that combines the stately decoration with modern and stylish interiors. Decorated balconies, different style facades and fully equipped properties. The secluded properties with outdoor spaces are ideal for family holidays. Many properties accommodate up to 6 people, including pets. In the centre, rentals are a bit smaller which is great for small groups and couples.
Holidays in Biarritz
The area and getting around
Biarritz is an elegant seaside town of about 24.500 inhabitants on southwestern France’s Basque coast. It is a popular holiday destination, especially for those who want to practice some surfing in its long sandy beaches. It is said that surfing in Europe began here on the Plage de la Cotê des Basques and now it is a popular activity with very deep roots. Famous beaches, secluded coves, therapeutic waters and an amazing surfing culture, Biarritz is an atmosphere of contrasts. A natural formation is one of Biarritz’s symbols - the Rocher de la Vierge. This rocky outcrop is a landmark with a statue of the Virgin Mary. Visitors can access it crossing the footbridge and get sweeping and dramatic views of the Bay of Biscay. The great eateries will complete a unique stay in a setting like this.Exceptional summer retreat
An exceptional location to get to San Sebastián, Arcangues, Bidart and Bayonne. Saint-Martin Cape is where the lighthouse stands and is the limit of the sandy coast, stretching from Anglet to Gironda and the rugged coastline of the Basque Country. This is a unique destination that European and Russian nobility used to choose as the summer retreat. What was once a little town with the main activity centred in the old port, was now getting more interesting and becoming a trendy spa destination and, as we said, a surfing mecca.
Travellers and activities
The dreamy beaches and perfect surfing spots make of Biarritz the epicentre of surfing in France. If you are wondering when is the best time to go surfing, it depends basically on your surfing ability. April to October is ideal for beginners. Experienced surfers head to Plage des Cotês des Basques or surrounding beaches in Anglet, just north of Biarritz, such as VVF Beach. The sport in this town became popular when “The Sun Also Rises” was filmed. Locals adopted it and now it is the mecca for wave riders. Therefore is no surprise that Laird Hamilton or three time world champion Tom Curren choose Biarritz to practice on their boards. If you also want to become a good surfer, you have great schools that will give the initial contact with this sport. Jo Moraiz Surf School or Hastea Surf School Biarritz are two good options.Biarritz for beach lovers
The beaches in Biarritz are one of the symbols of the city. The long stretches of sand and seaweed are full of iodine, with great benefits for the human body. Amongst its beaches, Plage Miramar is the quieter one, but not recommended for children or surfing because of the strong currents. The most popular and big one is the Grand Plage, in the heart of Biarritz and close to eateries and shopping areas. Plage Miramar is a small sheltered beach ideal for swimming as well as Plage Milady, ideal for families with children. Surfers instead, head to Plage de la Côte des Basques and Plage Marbella.
Did you know Biarritz holds the most important Surf Festival in the world since 1993?
Top 5 travel tips in Biarritz
Surf is not the only sport you can practice in Biarritz. In the area you can enjoy 12 large golf courses open all year-round because of the excellent climate conditions. In the city you have two excellent golf clubs to enjoy a great game. Golf Biarritz-Le Phare is a very technical golf course of 86.485 acres (35 ha) and Par 69, featuring a unique Training Centre. Then, NAS Golf Chiberta it the most prestigious golf club in France for its privileged location amongst the sea and a lake and the woods of Chiberta. An exceptional setting for this 9-hole, Par 70.2. Time for gourmands to enjoy the Basque cuisine
As a coastal town, Biarritz offers the best gastronomy with fresh ingredients for its recipes, straight from the sea. High quality products you can find in Les Halles Market, an iconic spot where tradition can be experienced. The restaurants along the port are the best ones to enjoy the local gastronomy. Dodin, in Grande Plage, is a good one to try local recipes. Campagne et Gourmandises restaurant, which specializes in Basque cuisine, is great to sample some oysters and marinated mussels. Beef on skewers, interesting salads, the classic paella or some foie gras are also other delicacies you can indulge your taste buds with.3. Enjoy dinner by the sea
Port des Pêcheurs is a small port built by Napoleon in the 1800s. It is easily reached after a pleasant walk along the scenic path from the Musée de la Mer. Admire the high walls protecting the small boats and enjoy a nice meal with seafood and fresh fish at the restaurants. These restaurants used to be the fishermen houses and now they are lovely spots for a nice and romantic dinner when the sun starts to go down.4. Experience surf without getting wet at Cité de l’Océan et du Surf
If you are interested in culture, the museum is a striking modern building that explores the relationship of Biarritz with the ocean. There are several exhibits telling the story. Children will enjoy the interactive exhibits as well as the multimedia display. Try the visual reality surf experience and the “bathyscaphe”, the 3D movie that takes you into the Gouf de Capbreton, a deep underwater chasm of the coast.5. Visit Anglet
On the other side of Pointe Saint-Martin you find Anglet, a place with beautiful beaches. This is where Côte d’Argent begins stretching up to Gironde Estuary. If you walk along the boardwalk you will get panoramic and stunning views, not far from Biarritz’s lighthouse. The beaches are great spaces of golden sand to fly kites with the kids, go for your running next to the ocean or practice some surf. Plage des Corsairs is a great spot for it.