Phare De Biarritz, Biarritz

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Lighthouse Landmark
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. Arrange your visit to Phare De Biarritz and discover more family-friendly attractions in Biarritz using our Biarritz trip itinerary maker.
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  • Really nice to see this lighthouse still in use- it's well worth the walk up to the top of Avenue L'imperatrice to view all the way across la plage and Biarritz ville. Great views and iconic lighthous...  more »
  • I was staying nearby, with a view from my room of the lighthouse. It really added to the experience and I especially enjoyed when the light came around dusk.  more »
  • The walk from the Grand Plage to the Phare is beautiful. It gets a little steep at times but its definitely worth it. Great views and beautiful vegetation on the way. The park arround the lighthouse i...  more »
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  • Impressive sunsets. Great views. Must visit.
  • 360-degree view from the top was well worth the effort to get all the way up there. Affordable too, especially in the off season. If you're up for an even bigger workout, walk uphill from the town!
  • We went to 1750 and it was closed. We had a great illusion of climbing and we got really very sad to see our unable to rise.
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  • Beautiful and not expensive. Snack and toilet clean close
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  • The view is magnificent with the ability to see both sides of the coast. The rise of the markets is an adventure, watch out for the big this can become difficult in the end.
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