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The Lighthouse in Biarritz

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The Biarritz Lighthouse at the "Pointe Saint Martin"

The lighthouse Biarritz /© CDT64

Built in 1834, the Biarritz lighthouse, 73 meters above sea level, dominates The Cape Hainsart so named for the old oak trees that surrounded it.

The lighthouse Biarritz /© CDT64

The Lighthouse offers a breathtaking panorama of the Basque coast, the ocean and the mountains which, on a sunny day, is well worth the 248 steps it takes to get to the balcony at the top.

(Be prepared to queue for a while on busy days because, due to the limited width of both the staircase and the viewing balcony, access is limited to just a few people at a time).

  • Biarritz aerial view /© CDT64
  • Biarritz from the lighthouse /© CDT64
  • Anglet from the lighthouse /© CDT64
  • the viewing balcony

Biarritz Lighthouse opening hours

Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm (6pm after the switch to daylight saving time).

School holidays: Every afternoon from 2pm to 5pm (6pm after the switch to daylight saving time).

May/June/September: Every afternoon from 2pm to 6pm.

July/August: Every day from 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm.

Last time access to the Lighthouse: 20 minutes before closing.

Please contact the Biarritz Tourist Office before visiting the lighthouse because, depending on weather conditions, it can be closed to the public for safety reasons.

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