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Port Vieux Beach in Biarritz - France

Information on the Port Vieux Beach in Biarritz (France)


Description and location of the Port Vieux Beach in Biarritz (64200)

Map of Port Vieux Beach in Biarritz

Our opinion on the Port Vieux Beach

Adresse of the Port Vieux Beach : Rue du Port Vieux 64200 Biarritz

Port Vieux Beach in Biarritz is without a doubt the smallest beach in this seaside destination but also the most charming! With an oval form, it is surrounded by arcades like we see in Italy. The view is lovely of the Rocher de la Vierge. This is the locals' favorite beach. There is a lifeguard from mid-June to the end of September.

Note that this beach is protected from wind and waves, making this beach great for families with children.

Access is possible from the Place du Port Vieux by stairs (not handicap accessible). A parking lot (paid in season – only 50 places) can be found here. In season, the easiest way to get here is to park in the lot Sainte Eugenie or use the shuttle from Cote des Basques Beach (free).

A restaurant is available on this beach with an enchanting view of the sea. At Place du Port Vieux we also find several restaurants and bars.

Characteristics of the Port Vieux Beach

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 Port Vieux Beach

Port Vieux beach in Biarritz in France

In the summer this beach is very busy. Its setting is ideal in a small protected bay. The environment is agreeable.

Rocher de la Vierge from Port Vieux beach in Biarritz

The Rocher de la Vierge is very close to this beach.

Photo of Port Vieux beach in Biarritz in France

Located in a small anse, this beach is the favorite of the locals all year long.

Port Vieux Beach and Rocher de la Vierge - Biarritz

To the right of this beach, we can see the Rocher de la Vierge and its footbridge.

Restaurant on the Port Vieux beach - Biarritz

On this original beach of Biarritz, we find a restaurant.

Original beach in Biarritz

An oval form between the rocs with arcades, the setting is very original for this beach of Biarritz.

Port Vieux beach in December in Biarritz

Even outside of summer people swim here! It is December!

Beach and Rocher de la Vierge

Not very wide, but a beautiful view of the Rocher de la Vierge.

Port Vieux from Rocher de la Vierge

This beach can be seen from the Rocher de la Vierge.

Côte des Basques and  Port Vieux beaches in Biarritz

From this bird's eye view, Port Vieux Beach is located below the Rocher de la Vierge, below the large Cote des Basques Beach.

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