Saint-Jean-de-Luz is known first and foremost for its long beach of fine sand protected from the ocean by three impressive sea walls. This delightful beach full of character is perfect for swimming for all the family. However, the town also boasts a plethora of other wilder beaches ideal for activities such as surfing.

 Tide timetable

Grande Plage : a fine sandy beach in the centre of town

 

A fine sandy beach offering a range of relaxing and more energetic activities. The beach, located right in the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, is protected from the waves by three sea walls, and as such is the perfect beach for children. The Grande Plage is home to four beach clubs as well as outlets renting tents, parasols and sun-loungers.

Beach Clubs :


Les Dauphins :             06 87 12 99 40
Neptune :                     06 09 78 30 87
Le Sporting :                06 22 66 09 75
Les Trois Couronnes : 06 79 64 62 01

Lifeguards on duty at weekends in May, then daily from June to mid-September.  
From 11am to 7pm in May, June and September.
From 11am to 7.30pm in July and August.


Two thalassotherapy centres overlook the Grande Plage :

 

Hélianthal      Place Maurice Ravel      05 59 51 51 30
Loréamar       43, Bd Thiers                  05 59 26 35 36

Plage d'Erromardie : within walking distance of campsites in Erromardie

 

This sandy and pebbly beach is surrounded by campsites located in the Erromardie district of town.

Lifeguards on duty daily in July and August.
From 11am to 7pm.

 

Plage de Mayarco : within walking distance of campsites in Acotz


This sandy beach is very close to the campsites located in the Acotz district of town.

Lifeguards on duty daily in July and August.
From 11am to 7pm

 

Plage de Lafiténia : a surfer’s paradise!


This sandy and pebbly beach is located close to the campsites in the Acotz district of town. Popular with experienced surfers who come here to ride the big waves to the left of the rocks.

Lifeguards on duty daily in July and August.
From 11am to 7pm

 

Plage de Cénitz : perfect for surfing beginners 

This sandy and pebbly beach is suitable for surfers of all levels who can ride the waves on either side of the beach.

Lifeguards on duty daily in July and August.
From 11am to 7pm

 
Water quality

The Syndicat Intercommunal Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Ciboure takes samples of sea water from all local beaches every day (before 9am). The results of these tests are available at around 8am the following day.
The La Lyonnaise des Eaux water company also carries out controls at every critical point along its network (water treatment plants, storm sewers etc), and sends all its data to the town hall. In the event of a problem, the mayor, or his/her representative, will take the decision to close local beaches.
The  DDASS (Department of Health) also takes samples on a weekly basis. The results of these tests are passed on to the town hall three days later. Official test results are posted at the town hall as well as at first-aid posts at beaches.


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