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Cote des Basques

Biarritz, France
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Biarritz
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Amazing beach to visit and just play about on! We were lucky that it was fairly quiet when we visited so we could play with a ball on the beach, chill out in peace and go in the water (I would recommend getting a boogy board thing and attempting to 'surf' on the waves close to the shore). Really just... More

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Duras, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Always fun to visit, promenade, watch the surfing. Plenty of places to eat, enjoy the seafood. Has a great buzz.

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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A truly "epic" place. Sitting on the side of a cliff with winding stairs, you can look down on the raw Atlantic ocean in all its glory. I saw it at a very windy time, where it was not particularly welcoming. The waves were massive, and the wind blew the chop everywhere. Nonetheless it was beautiful and completely amazing. Will... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We spent a fair few days on this beach and really enjoyed the ease for surfing and the great restaurant La Surf for lunch and dinner on the ocean.

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Visiting on a drizzling autumn day, the beach was quiet save the surfers. The sand was nice (not rocky) and our kids enjoyed a spot of sand castle building. Its not a kiddie paddling beach due to the current but there is one sheltered cove nearby. Out of season (October was our visit), Biarritz was empty and very quiet. A... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an amazing beach resort with many people and castles and steep coast line lining a narrow beach.Unfortunately we couldn't find anywhere to stop and enjoy the area but photos and memories still tell it is a lovely place.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Cote des Basques is a beautiful place to stroll even on a rainy day. I did not come there to swim so I only enjoyed the scenery. If you are into surfing and spectacular waves, you are in the right place. Very classy and oldfashioned.

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Arlon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

An unexpected town center offering any and everything you could wish for on a lazy summer day. A long sandy beach, an old port with good fish restaurant, and interesting charming waterfront, a cathedral, a city center with good shopping, a surf school to watch the ids learning to master the waves. We rented a couple of lounge chairs and... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

visited last year,. really charismatic place, with real old fashioned charm. i half expected to see Hercule Poirot walking the streets twirling his walking stick. lots of interesting sights. loved it so much going back this yr.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We thought this would be just another touristy beach town, but it really proved us wrong. This coast line has a charm of its own, and it's nice to ser people enjoying it in many different ways. Also surprising, the water temperature was rather warm when we were there.

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