France may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Biarritz Lighthouse
Vacation Travel Guide

Climb to the top of this 19th-century lighthouse to enjoy panoramic views of Biarritz and the magnificent Basque coastline.

Visit the Biarritz Lighthouse (Phare de Biarritz) for unbeatable views of Biarritz’s city center, sweeping coastline and the Pyrenees mountains. Relax in the surrounding park or enjoy picturesque coastal walks. The 240-foot (73-meter) tall whitewashed lighthouse dates back to the 1830s. It towers above Cape Hainsart, the dividing point between France’s Basque and Landes coastline.

Reach the top of the lighthouse by climbing the 248-step spiral staircase. Enjoy wonderful panoramas and excellent photo opportunities from the viewing deck. Look north along the golden Landes coast and south over the beaches of the Basque coastline. Spot surfers in the rolling waves and the Rocher de la Vierge (Virgin’s Rock). On a sunny day, see the rugged peaks of the distant Pyrenees.

A tree-lined park surrounds the lighthouse. Sit on a wooden bench and gaze out to the blue waters of the Bay of Biscay. Peep through coin-operated binoculars for closer views of Grand Plage (Grand Beach) and the Rocher de la Vierge. Visit in the evening to watch spectacular sunsets. There is a small café where you can purchase drinks, ice cream and light snacks. The park is also a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic.

Breathe in the sea air as you make your way along the the picturesque coastal walk that leads from the lighthouse. Follow the path that winds through the woodland to a viewpoint that looks down on the rocks at the north end of Grand Plage.

Phare de Biarritz is a 20-minute walk from Biarritz’s city center. Free parking is available at the entrance to the lighthouse. Public buses stop about a 5-minute walk away. Find public toilets next to the lighthouse.

The lighthouse is open daily in July and August and there is an admission fee. For opening hours outside of these months, visit the Biarritz Tourist Information Center, located at Square d’lxelles. Access to the viewing deck is limited and you may have to wait in line during the summer months, but you’ll be rewarded with one of the Basque coast’s finest views.

Top things to do in Biarritz Lighthouse

Top Hotels Close to Biarritz Lighthouse

Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
5 out of 5
52 Avenue De l'Impératrice, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $201 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Offering direct access to the beach, this Biarritz hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Miramar Beach and Bay of Biscay. Plage du VVF ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (205 reviews)

"Wonderfully accomodating service by reception staff and lovely manner by all staff. Great location to walk to the beach and see the sunset from the lighthouse"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
4 out of 5
1 Carrefour Helianthe, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $118 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

This family-friendly Biarritz hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Cote des Basques, Biarritz Historic Museum, and Port-Vieux Beach. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (519 reviews)

"Very nice hotel, located a short walk from the Plage des Basques (the best beach for swimming/surfing IMHO). Room was spacious and clean, although halls and corridors looked a bit tired, but still adequate. 10 minute walk from the Casino and the Plage Grande, where you want to be at night. Excellent ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Get Rates

Situated in Biarritz, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Biarritz City Hall and Bay of Biscay. Casino Barriere and Imperial Chapel are also within ...

Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Biarritz Lighthouse

Biarritz Lighthouse

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Biarritz Lighthouse

Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
5 out of 5
52 Avenue De l'Impératrice, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $201 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
4 out of 5
1 Carrefour Helianthe, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $118 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Apartment in the Heart of Biarritz - Victoria Surf
MERCURE PRESIDENT BIARRITZ PLAGE
MERCURE PRESIDENT BIARRITZ PLAGE
4 out of 5
18 Place Georges Clémenceau, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $93 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
MERCURE PRESIDENT BIARRITZ PLAGE
Hôtel de L'Océan
Hôtel de L'Océan
3 out of 5
9 Place Sainte Eugénie, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $98 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Hôtel de L'Océan
La Maison du Lierre
La Maison du Lierre
3 out of 5
3 Avenue Du Jardin Public, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $95 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
La Maison du Lierre
Hotel Edouard VII
Hotel Edouard VII
3 out of 5
21, avenue Carnot, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $88 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
Hotel Edouard VII
The Originals City, Hôtel Amarys, Biarritz Aéroport (Inter-Hotel)
The Originals City, Hôtel Amarys, Biarritz Aéroport (Inter-Hotel)
3 out of 5
RN 10 Aéroport De Parme Biarritz, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $69 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
The Originals City, Hôtel Amarys, Biarritz Aéroport (Inter-Hotel)
Novotel Resort & Spa Biarritz Anglet
Novotel Resort & Spa Biarritz Anglet
4 out of 5
68 Avenue d'Espagne, Anglet, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is $89 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
Novotel Resort & Spa Biarritz Anglet
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.