Biarritz is the historic surfing capital of Europe
In 1957, the American Peter Viertel, husband of the actress Deborah Kerr, was the first to surf the waves of Biarritz. Now known as one of the key surfing locations, Biarritz attracts surfers from all around the world. It is also home to surfing competitions such as the world female longboard championship.
In Biarritz, the surf culture is everywhere, as proven by the brand-new Cité de l’Océan opened in June 2011 and the number of surf shops and board rental outlets.
From April to November, 10 surfing schools welcome beginners or experienced surfers alike, for a few hours of tuition or several days. In addition, prestigious surfing brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl, are based around Biarritz. There is accommodation to suit every budget, from inexpensive hotels to holiday rental properties, from the surf camp to Biarritz’s youth hostel. We have selected specific breaks and week-ends for you, all dedicated to surfing. Surfing is a subject that is constantly updated on our website, reflecting the very latest offers from our commercial partners.
Biarritz, the home of golf
A prime golfing destination, Biarritz boasts the second oldest golf course in Europe. Created in 1888, le Golf du Phare , is located right in the town centre.
In addition, the stunning Centre International d’Entraînement d’Ilbarritz with its 5 golf schools, surrounded by 26 ha of greenery offers a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the ocean. The mild climate allows you to play golf all the year round.
The Golf Pass Biarritz Côte Basque is a great idea, a passport to preferential rates that gives you access to four courses of the Côte Basque au Sud des Landes.
Choose from 2, 3 or 4 courses: all can be booked directly on line at the web site Golf Pass Biarritz.
This page is updated regularly with special hotel offers, from 2 to 5 stars, and will keep you informed of competitions such as the Biarritz Cup or the pro-Am Makila.
Make sure you visit it regularly for details of our specially-selected golfing breaks and week-ends. Golf is a subject that is constantly updated on our website, reflecting the very latest offers from our commercial partners.