La Santa María
Plage du Port Vieux
A central Biarritz beach is the tiny cove of Plage du Port Vieux which, thanks to its lack of swell, is the best one for young children...
Musée de la Mer
Housed in a wonderful art-deco building, Biarritz's Musée de la Mer is seething with underwater life from the Bay of Biscay and beyond,...
Rocher de la Vierge
If the swell's big, you might get a drenching as you cross the twee, toy-town like footbridge at the end of Pointe Atalaye to Rocher de...
Arena Café Bar
Tucked into a tiny cove, this beachfront hang-out combines a style-conscious restaurant (mains €15 to €22) with a fashionista bar with...
In the early evening this rustic-chic place serves bite-size Basque tapas washed down with a fantastic selection of wines; later in the...
La Santa María information
This place, balanced haphazardly on the rocks at the far end of our favourite Biarritz beach, the cute Plage du Port Vieux, is a fantastic place for a sunset drink and a plate of tapas (€12), but sadly they know the positioning is worth gold and so they charge likewise!