The Côte des Basques is the most famous surf beach in France, attracting locals and surfers from around the world. Often described as a “French California”, it is also great for windsurfing. The famous Villa Belza looks down on the beach, which only appears at low tide.
The striped tents of the surf schools on the Côte des Basques promenade offer surf lessons, supervised by professionals, for beginners and advanced surfers.
Sessions invariably end with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the region, the Spanish coast lying just off in the distance. If you're lucky you just might get a glimpse of the famous Rayon Vert the Green Ray a rare meteorological phenomenon.
École du Surf Français
56, rue de Madrid
+33 (0) 5 59 41 11 18