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Grande Plage in Saint-Jean-de-Luz - France

Information on the Grande Plage in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France)


Description and location of the Grande Plage in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64500)

Map of Grande Beach in St Jean de Luz

Our opinion on the Grande Plage

Adresse of the Grande Plage : Promenade Jacques Thibaud 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Grande Beach in St Jean de Luz is the biggest and most beautiful in this seaside destination located downtown. Protected from the Atlantic's waves by three dams, it is the ideal spot for family vacations. We also find kid's clubs here. During the summer, there is a lifeguard (from the begging of June to mid-September and the weekends starting in May – zone closest to the harbor).

Along this beach is a nice promenade extending over one kilometer with a great view of Ciboure and Socoa. On the southernmost part, we can also see the beautiful Basque houses in St Jean de Luz.

Outside of summer it is possible to practice kitesurfing in a reserved zone (attention, it is prohibited during lifeguarding hours), see the map directly on the beach.

Note that we also find a nice little beach (at low tide) to the north of this beach on the Promenade des Roches, named Flots Bleus Beach. More discrete, it proves to be more calm in the summer, but this zone does not have a lifeguard in the summer.

In the summer, there is a maritime shuttle that departs from the dam to join Socoa Beach (arrival near the fort in about 15 minutes).

Characteristics of the Grande Plage

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Grande Plage

Main beach of Saint Jean de Luz
Photo of Grande Plage in Saint Jean de Luz in France
Bay of St Jean de Luz and its beach - France
Grande Beach in Saint Jean de Luz in France

General view of Grande Beach. View from Socoa dam.

Grande plage of St Jean de Luz  - Central position

Photo of this beach in St Jean de Luz – Central position.

Most beautiful beach in St Jean de Luz in France

This is the most beautiful beach in the city, located downtown. A nice width of sand.

Photo of main beach of St Jean de Luz in France

On the right, the beach extends to the dam. Behind, we find a Flots Bleus Beach (not very agreeable). In the background, we can see the pointe de Ste Barbe with the lighthouse.

Main beach of St Jean de Luz and view on Ciboure

On the left, we have a nice view of the Ciboure beaches and the entrance of the harbor of St Jean de Luz.

Public beach in Saint Jean de Luz

This beach extends over a kilometer.

Protected beach in St Jean de Luz

Thanks to the dams, this beach is protected.

Socoa view from St Jean de Luz

From Grande Beach in St Jean de Luz, we can see the little destination of Socoa (in Ciboure) with the dam and castle.

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