The historic town of Biarritz is touristy during the summer months. It is a highly rated surf destination with fabulous beaches and many surf shops.
It’s an elegant place full of culture, bars and restaurants that supply fresh seafood, pizzas and local Basque Country dishes.
We recommend you find yourself a nice spot near the sea front and watch the world (and the surfers) go by.
North of Biarritz is a little town called Soorts-Hossegor, which is the crowned capital of surfing in France due to its pristine, competition-standard surf breaks.
It’s also a cool place to mooch and shop, with more surf shops than anywhere we have ever been.