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Cote des Basques

Biarritz, France
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Biarritz
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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Lawrence, Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Go here rather than the Grand Plage. Beautiful, cleaner and less crowded than the Grand Plage. Also good for surfing and swimming, but currents can be strong. Check the flags at lifeguard stand for status.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Cote des Basques is very scenic. The walk around the headlands and the beachfront is amazing. There are many good shops and restaurants to choose from too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent the day here, absolutely loved it, stunning place, was very quiet when I visited (just how I like it) ....on my bucket list to return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

And try ordering the Cipiron a la Plancha in seafront restaurant while watching the sunset and surfing

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are not surfers and expected to find some beach slot down there. Did not. Beware the rapidly rising tide. It took us by surprise and found ourselves with to wet smartphones :-(

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Euxton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Traveling across England & France, basically surfing my way round. Bit disappointed the couple days in Biarritz surfing due to heavy storms at sea. Lots of logs and weeds etc. Back in a few weeks to try again.

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Kildare, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Lots of people watching opportunities on this busy beach. Loads of surfers to watch. Swimming restricted to blue flagged areas. Disappointed with rough sand. Miramar beach next door is a bit quieter and the sand is softer.

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I brought my family to Biarritz yesterday (04/07/2014) to go to the aquarium because it was raining. By the time we got there, the weather had cleared up so we decided to go to the wonderful-looking beach instead only to find that there was no-one allowed in the water due to pollution. If planning a trip to the beaches of... More

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Biarritz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Exellent with showers, restrooms and restaurants close to the beach. Terrible to see how they cleaned the boardwalk area from cigaretts e.t.c. Everything was washed into ocean with water hoses.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very clean beach and stunning bay. Buildings are well maintained Victorian vintage. Many shops pushing chic French fashion. Many surfing dudes and dudesses at play amongst the surf. The cafes are expensive though: Two coffees and two hot chocs came to 17euro!!

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