Beautiful Biarittz

Fidelma Brady on 20 June 2011

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We enjoyed the campsite holiday so much last year that we decided to do it all again but in a completely different area. We flew direct to Biarritz, hired a car and booked into a 4* campsite called Sylvamar. The campsite is located 30 minutes drive from the airport so really accessible. We stayed in a large 3 bedroom mobile home which was very spacious and had a large deck outside. The mobile was modern and really well located.

The onsite facilities included a large pool area and a beautiful indoor pool complex which was just perfect for the little ones. There was a restaurant onsite as well as a shop, playground (not a fantastic one I must say), and bike hire.

The town of Labenne Ocean is about 40 minute’s walk so you really need a car while staying on this site. The beach is a 15 minute walk away, although you cannot swim there due to currents. This whole area is just wonderful and there is so much to see and do.

The highlights of our trip to South West France were:

Biarritz:

It is a luxurious seaside town that is really popular with tourists and surfers. It has designer shops and I would say it’s glitzy and glamorous. We visited the Musee de La Mer (Aquarium Biarritz) and walked around this beautiful place.

St Jean De Luz:

One of France’s most charming and picturesque beach towns located near the Spanish border. In the heart of Basque country and hugging the coast along a sheltered bay, St.-Jean-de-Luz boasts a beautiful, long sandy beach as well as a great pedestrian shopping area, Basque architecture, delightful town squares and awesome surf conditions. We loved it here.

San Sebastian:

The city of San Sebastian is located in the North of Spain just 20 miles from the French border. It is on a beautiful coastline and has a lovely beach located right in the city center. There is an old town with cobbled streets and has a large array of restaurants and bars. San Sebastian is lively and vibrant and it’s a place I will visit again, it was the highlight of my trip to this area. I just loved it.

All in all we enjoyed this holiday although we did a lot of driving – there is so much to see in this region of France that we couldn’t miss out on the highlights.

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