Phare de Biarritz, Biarritz

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Phare de Biarritz, a whitewashed lighthouse built in 1834, towers over Cape Hainsart at 73 m (240 ft) above sea level. Climb its 248 steps for panoramic views of the area--from the sandy Landes coast to the rocky Basque country. On a clear day, you might even get a glimpse of Spain. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Biarritz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Phare de Biarritz and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Walk from main bay ip to this lighthouse along a tree lined route climb to top if you so wish 248 steps greaa views across the bay with an unusual sun dial too 
    Walk from main bay ip to this lighthouse along a tree lined route climb to top if you so wish 248 steps greaa views across the bay with an unusual sun dial too  more »
  • I walked all the way from centre ville to the phare. Then climbed up the stairs for a beautiful view of Biarritz and Anglet. The gardens surrounding are lovely too. 
    I walked all the way from centre ville to the phare. Then climbed up the stairs for a beautiful view of Biarritz and Anglet. The gardens surrounding are lovely too.  more »
  • The walk to get there was along the ocean and views from the base were spectacular with Biarritz skyline to one side and ocean to the other. I did not brave stairs to get to the top. It cost only 3... 
    The walk to get there was along the ocean and views from the base were spectacular with Biarritz skyline to one side and ocean to the other. I did not brave stairs to get to the top. It cost only 3...  more »
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  • The stunning view of the beautiful beaches of Biarritz and the city itself at the top of the lighthouse is definitely worth the climb! It's a must go if you pass by Biarritz! Not recommended for elder people or people who have fear of heights as there are 248 steps to the top.
  • one of the most luxurious places ive seen with a mezmering view, not a huge city though
  • It’s worth it to climb to the top.
  • Gréât view, it’s worth to go 250 steps up.
  • I am not great with heights but climbed the steps slowly and carefully to the top and my gosh was it worth the view. The views are stunning over Biarritz the mountains in the background and the Atlantic ocean across the bay is stunning. Its hight up and you can see for miles on a clear day. I enjoyed the experience and loved the quirkiness of the lighthouse. The area around the foot of the light house is good for picnics and looking out over Biarritz. The colours are beautiful and the light is stunning.

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