Basque Country Culture


Top 10 of the most beautiful Basque beaches

Going to the Basque Country is the guarantee of enjoying dream beaches. Between sand and rocks, the landscapes offered by the entire Basque coast are among the most beautiful in the country.

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From Anglet to Hendaye via Biarritz, we have selected for you the most beautiful beaches on the coast.

The Grande Plage of Hendaye

On the Spanish border, Grande Plage d'Hendaye is the last beach on the coast but also one of the most beautiful in the region. Several kilometres long, this beach is very popular with locals and holidaymakers. Thanks to its low slope, it allows a quiet swim and is therefore more suitable for families.

Lafitenia in Saint Jean de Luz

In one of the most beautiful villages on the coast, you have the opportunity to discover Lafitenia beach in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Perfect for surfers but also for swimming in peace, you will enjoy a breathtaking landscape. You can also admire this beach from above by walking along the coastal path.

Cenitz in Guéthary

On this beach, welcoming surfers and swimmers but also hikers, you will be as close as possible to nature. Located in the heart of a wild corner, Cénitz beach in Guéthary is made up of sand and pebbles, which gives it all its authenticity. If you are looking for a quiet spot, the atypical beach of Cénitz is the ideal place.

Parliamentarian in Guéthary

Just next to Bidart, the small village of Guéthary has several beaches with an exceptional landscape. Among these, the beach of Parlementia and its waves is very popular with surfers. By the beach, don't hesitate to have a drink at Bahia Beach or Kostaldea to make the most of the setting and its sunset.

Erretegia in Bidart

Among the most beautiful beaches on the Basque coast, Erretegia in Bidart is one of the most beautiful. Nestled between two cliffs, this beach offers a rare natural setting and the water approaches the blue and turquoise green tones. Quiet and family, this beach in Bidart promises you a moment of relaxation and superb holiday photos.

The beach of Ilbarritz in Bidart

At the foot of the Ilbarritz manor house, this beach located in Bidart is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast. This beautiful beach of fine sand attracts surfers but also families who can swim safely. In the heart of a protected natural setting, you will be seduced by the beach of Ilbarritz.

The Grande Plage of Biarritz

In the heart of downtown Biarritz, the Grande Plage is the most famous beach in the Basque Country. Bordered by a walk with a casino, bar terraces and the Hotel du palais de Biarritz, the Grande Plage attracts many tourists. Despite its location, this beach retains all its charm and a certain authenticity with a magnificent natural setting.

The Basque Coast in Biarritz

Different from the Grande Plage, the Côte des Basques in Biarritz is favoured by surfers but also welcomes families. On this long beach of fine sand, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of the region with a view of the coast and the Basque mountains that are emerging.

Les Sables d'Or in Anglet

Thanks to its location, Les Sables d'Or beach in Anglet is one of the most popular beaches for locals and tourists. Located near the Biarritz Lighthouse, this beach offers a pleasant setting where surfers and families mingle. Very lively, this beach is one of the best swimming spots in the region.

The beach of Socoa in Ciboure

Located in the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Socoa beach offers a pleasant setting for swimming. Protected from the waves by the dikes, this beach offers a safe swim while offering a magnificent view of the fort of Socoa and the port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Whether for swimming or surfing, enjoy pleasant beaches and an exceptional natural setting during your next holiday in the Basque Country. The surveillance posts allow families to safely enjoy the Basque beaches and surfers can also enjoy some of the best surf spots in the country.