Plage de la Côte des Basques
Boulevard du Prince-de-Galles
This is the setting for the prestigious, Biarritz Surf Festival
, an annual event held in July welcoming the best surfers in the world. It is also the meeting place for all the bars in town during Casetas
(a traditional celebration in Biarritz where all café owners gather on the beach). During high tide, the sand disappears quickly and completely, leaving no alternative but to take refuge at the top of the steps leading to the town. Waves are usually smaller than on other beaches, ideal to learn surfing! Nonetheless, strong currents mean that swimming is dangerous. It is highly advisable to keep within the limits posted.