SPOT DETAILS
Plage de Marbella, far from the madding crowd

There are two surf schools to greet you here, one is Mathieu Cerramon's, founder of Biarritz Paradise Surf School, top-level trainer and competitor and the other is Eric Garry's who is an action sports consultant at the Chamber of Commerce and director of the French Quiksilver Surf School. Both these organisations also offer various accommodation options.
This local beach is much prized by Biarritz locals and is slightly away from the town centre so it offers relative tranquillity for you to check out its sand banks (that stretch out at low tide from Milady to the Côte des Basques), which are great for learning and improving on when the tide is rising.