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Port Vieux Sandy Beach in the old heart of Biarritz

Beautiful little bay protected from all but the roughest seas. The sand is coarse but pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perignac, France
Charming Little Beach

A small and charming beach close to the town centre. Good sand and well sheltered from large... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Bucks, England
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Esplanade du Port Vieux, 64200 Biarritz, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little bay protected from all but the roughest seas. The sand is coarse but pleasant. The bay is terraced and there are several cafes and restaurants nearby. Parking as always in Biarritz is difficult.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

A small and charming beach close to the town centre. Good sand and well sheltered from large waves. I would certainly go again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BucksTraveller99
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I can see how this beach could be mobbed in the summer, but with schools open now, it was lovely. There were quite a few surfers waiting to catch waves and a few people walking on the beach, but otherwise it was fairly empty. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Crcb
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We went on a Saturday in early September. After 2-3pm, it was too busy, no space for lounging. The best time to go is the morning. The beach side bar is accessible from the water, even in low tide, it serves good cocktails.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413londoner
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A nice wide sandy beach mainly given over to surfers. The designated area for swimmers seemed to be invaded by surfers with little controls but they would have been difficult. Not keen on the cyclists of Biarritz either but it is a lovely town centre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We took a stroll here at nighttime - really lovely to sit by the shore watching the tide come in....and then get soaked wet!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Best of all the beaches around for swimming. Sheltered from the waves with lifeguards present. Restaurants overlook.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sdmmb
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A relaxing beach that is excellent for swimming without the heavy waves in the Grand Plage. Great views, not too crowded either. The tide comes in during the afternoon, so the beach becomes quite a bit smaller.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Contrary to the big and wide Biarritz beach this one looks like being a private beach. It's small, not crowded, secluded in a cove between rocks. Sea is calmer and more blue, and while swimming you watch the Virgin Mary statue, the symbol of Biarritz.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The only place where one can swim on the Biarritz coasts, calm, accommodative, with good cafes around, centrally located. Recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
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