Musée de la Mer
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...
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...
The neo-Gothic Église Ste-Eugénie was built in 1864 for – who else? – Empress Eugénie.
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...
La Santa María
This place, balanced haphazardly on the rocks at the far end of our favourite Biarritz beach, the cute Plage du Port Vieux, is a...
esplanade du Rocher de la Vierge · interesting places nearby
Musée de la Mer information
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, including huge aquariums of sharks and dainty tropical reef fish, as well as exhibits on fishing recalling Biarritz's whaling past. It's the seals, though, that steal the show (feeding time, always a favourite with children, is at 10.30am and 5pm). In high season it's possible to have the place almost to yourself by visiting late at night.