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Hossegor & Capbreton

Hossegor & Capbreton are arguably Europe's most famous surf towns. They are separated only by the pier and the port at Capbreton. From June to October the place comes alive with World surf competitions, beach parties and people wanting to experience why this area is one of the best places to surf in the world. It's world class beach breaks include La Gravière, La Nord, La Piste and Bourdaines. Every September the area is host to the Quiksilver Pro when all the worlds best surfers come to compete for the top prize.

The area has a thriving restaurant, bar and nightlife scene throughout the summer. A kilometer inland is the large Hossegor lake, home to many other water sports, and further inland are montain bike trails as well as some of Europe's best golf courses. It's only 25 kilometres from Biarritz, one of France's most beautiful cities.

Surf Holidays in Hossegor offer not just world class surf but smaller learn to surf waves. Hossegor surf lessons mostly take place at La Sud beach, while Capbreton surf lessons are usually at La Savane beach.

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Don't forget to explore the area in between your 'Surf France' sessions...The towns of Hossegor and Capbreton are beside each other separated only by the pier and Capbreton port.

Hossegor & Capbreton

Architecture here is a mixture of old and new and all very similar to the Basque style with exposed timbers on the facades. Hossegor (pronounced 'Ossegor') beach promenade is called Front de Mer and is where the main night life can be found with open music and parties often taking over the whole promenade - Rock Food and Dick's Sand Bar are the two main hang outs here and during the summer there is a party every night.

Restaurants are in abundance in Hossegor - by the Front de Mer and closer to the town centre. Hossegor main street is a kilometer off the beach. A large picturesque lake surrounded by pine forest separates the beach from the town. A whole day can be spent wandering in and out of all the top surfing brand shops like Quiksilver, Stussy, Ripcurl, Billabong, Roxy – you name it, they are all here. The area also has a golf courses in Hossegor and a water park up in Seignosse.

Capbreton's promenade and large pier house a vast array of restaurants serving up delicious food like only the French can!

Biarritz

The World famous town of Biarritz lies just 20 Km’s south. It is a spectacular & luxurious city popular with both tourists and surfers. Biarritz also boasts Cote des Basque - one of the best beginners surf beaches in France.

The stunning rocky coastline is a great place to visit with its "Hotel du Palais" (Imperial summer residence built by Napoleon III in 1854), its sumptuous Casino on the seafront, its congress halls, its golf courses, its international festivals and the "Grande Plage" (main beach). You can always catch a Rugby game too – Biarritz is the home of the game in France. The club won back-to-back League titles in 2005 and 2006.

San Sebastian

If you can spare a day off from surfing Hossegor then make sure you visit San Sebastian, less than an hours drive across the French boarder and into Spain. It is well worth the trip and gives you the opportunity to surf in Spain, and dine in many of the country's best restaurants. It has fantastic surf beaches right in the centre of town and is considered by many to be Spain’s most beautiful city.
How to get to Hossegor from Biarritz or Bordeaux

Hossegor & Capbreton are 20kms or less than 30 minutes drive from Biarritz airport. Bordeaux airport is 150kms or 1hr30 minutes drive.

Please note to check airports as new routes & airlines may begin operating at any time. Below are just some that fly to the area. www.wegolo.com is a website that lets you know who flies where from different cities.

Flights to Biarritz Airport:
www.ryanair.com
www.airfrance.com
www.sterling.dk

Flights to Bordeaux Airport:
Bordeaux is a major airport in France and most national airlines and low cost airlines fly there including:
www.easyjet.com
www.airfrance.com
www.ba.com

Car Hire - Rent a car from teh airport and drive. We have a discount car hire section on our website where you can rent a car.

Shared transfers - Share a taxi or mini bus with our shuttle bus partner here

Taxi - From Biarritz airport will be approx €60.

Bus - There is no direct bus from Biarritz to Hossegor or Capbreton. Take the bus from Biarritz to Bayonne and then one on to Hossegor/Capbreton.
The beaches along the Hossegor and Capbreton coast stretch continuously north and south offering a huge choice of surf for everyone. Capbreton has 7 km of beaches starting at the busy side of town and extending south where sand dunes and pine forest merge gently with the incredible beauty of the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches by the main town are perfect for beginners and intermediate surfing standards

Across the harbour is the famous surf town of Hossegor, where European surfing really took off. The main stretch of beach, Plage Centrale and La Sud, beside the main promenade are great place to learn to surf in Hossegor. For those more experienced there's the opportunity to surf the breaks where the Worlds No.1 surfers duke it out every September in the World Championship Tour, the legendary La Nord and La Graviere.

The beaches reach Seignosse a few km’s north – here Les Bourdaines is perfect for longboarders, and Le Penon is a real quality beach break that’s a bit quieter and just as much fun. Further south is Biarritz with its classic waves and stunning cliffs. And down by St.Jean de Luz is Belharra, one of the worlds most impressive big wave surf spots.

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