Why don’t you take advantage of your holidays to watch the stunning sunsets the Basque Country has in store for us ? Uncover the best places to watch the most beautiful sunsets is part of the Basque lifestyle ! Our KEYWEEK Concierge reveal the 5 most beautiful places to watch the sunset in the Basque Country and spend a delightful time…
The “100 marches” at Côte des Basques – Biarritz
Let’s kick things off by a typical spot to watch the sunset in the Basque Country ! It’s a well-known spot for all Biarritz locals, the “100 marches” (100 steps) on top of the Côte des Basques beach is surely one of the most beautiful spot to watch the sun goes down in the ocean (or behind the mountains in winter).
Right in Biarritz’s southend, the 100 marches and Etxola Bibi bar are both renown in Biarritz’s local life. Both inhabitants and tourists get together at the sunset approaches to enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Basque mountains. From the top you will see surfers riding the beautiful waves of this famous Biarritz surf spot, while sipping a crisp glass of wine ! There are worst places to be at !
Watch the sunset from Biarritz’s Lighthouse
Enjoy the breathtaking views over the city of Biarritz and the Basque mountains in the backdrop from Biarritz’s lighthouse ! Scale the heights at the end of the day to admire the surf town and its beautiful cliffs ! From the lighthouse you can see the Hôtel du Palais, the main beach (Grande Plage), the Virgin’s rock (Rocher de la Vierge) and even the Rhune mountain from afar !
On the other side of the lighthouse, you can see Anglet’s beaches and even the beaches from the Landes if the sky is clear. You also have the opportunity to get a drink during the golden hour at the Pavillon du Phare, a outdoor bar close to the lighthouse. A 180-degree ocean view you must see, at daylight or night time !
Watch the sunset in the Basque Country from Sainte-Barbe – Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Then, if you are around the old city of pirates of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, finish the day at the Sainte-Barbe Point ! Located on the Northern part of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, this viewpoint outside the city gives you a good idea of how wild the cliffs of the Basque Coast are. This safe haven is a great spot to watch the sun goes down in all peace of mind ! From there you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure, Socoa’s fort and the Rhune mountain. Another amazing spot to watch the sun dives into the ocean !
The sunset in the Basque Country from the Rhune mountain
There’s nothing like a good sunset in the wild, from the top of a mountain ! If you like hiking, why don’t you watch the sunset at the end of your hiking day ? You will enjoy impressive views down the countryside, the Basque Coast and the Pyrenees mountains from afar…
It’s one of the best views of the Basque Country ! But beware of the weather ! Before your hike, make sure you check the weather forecast otherwise you might be disappointed once you reach the highest mountain of the Basque Country ! It’s quite common indeed that the clouds get stuck on the top blocking the breathtaking views…
Stare at the sun from Guethary’s fishermen’s port
Finally if you want to end your day in the authentic villages of the Basque Coast, our KEYWEEK Concierges recommend you watch the sunset from Guéthary’s port.
Guéthary is a former fishermen’s port and is home to one of the best waves of the Basque Coast, Parlementia. From the esplanade above this legendary surf spot or down the cliff by the small bars, it’s the prime location to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Basque Country !
It’s a unique opportunity to see orange and pink colors of the sky and ocean from this small fishermen’s port…
What about you ? Where do you think is the best place to watch the sunset in the Basque Country ? The list of the magical places allowing you to spend quality time with friends or family is endless ! Ask our KEYWEEK Concierges for all the best tips on the Basque Coast !