Away oui go to the southwest coast of France to a city by the sea where striped cabine tents dot the beaches and the salty air complements the freshly baked croissants perfectly. Our friends at the excellent travel website Fathom, along with pro surfer Kassia Meador, weigh in with a few top picks to help you live le vie en plage. Don’t forget, we’ve also put together a collection filled with our faves for a trip to the south of France.
Cozy up to the 19-room Carlina Lodge right on the beach.
Grab a quick and proper Italian bite at Le Glouby, the best pizza on the coast.
Take It In
Peruse the night market, marchés nocturne, in the main square where the morning markets are held.
“I like to go to the local market in the morning for the fresh fruit and chocolate croissants.” – Kassia Meador
Rent boards, fins, and the rest from Core’s Air Surf Shop in nearby Saint-Jean-de-Luz by the half-day, day, or week.
Don’t Miss Out
Salute the sunset at Les 100 Marches with tapas, music, and the locals (square Jean Baptiste Lassalle; +1-33-05-5924-7561).
“I love Biarritz for the French lifestyle, the long summer days, and the late evening surfs.” – Kassia Meador
Get more of Kassia’s Biarritz tips – best locals’ bar, best beach, best surf break – on Fathom.