Musée de la Mer
Plage du Port Vieux
A good option for families due to its sheltered aspect, this tiny wedge of sand is just under the Musée de la Mer.
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.
A trendy hangout near the old port, as popular for early evening grub as for late-night cocktails. The name's a pun – take a look at the...
Casa Juan Pedro
A cute fishing-shack restaurant by the port, good for tuna, sardines or squid, with plenty of friendly banter from both the staff and...
esplanade du Rocher de la Vierge · interesting places nearby
Musée de la Mer information
Housed in a wonderful art-deco building near the old port, Biarritz's Musée de la Mer is seething with underwater life from the Bay of Biscay and beyond, including huge aquariums of sharks, playful grey seals and tropical reef fish, as well as exhibits exploring Biarritz's whaling past. In high season it's possible to have the place almost to yourself by visiting late at night.