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Activities in Anglet

Nicknamed “Little California” for its spirit, art de vivre and board sports culture, Anglet (pronounce the “t” correctly) is a natural, sporty and dynamic town.

Its unspoilt coastline of 4.5km of sandy coastline stretching from the arm of the River Adour to the Pointe du Cap St-Martin and its 230 hectares of pine forests make Anglet an ideal playground for lovers of wide open spaces and contrasting landscapes.


Anglet offers you a whole range of leisure and outdoor activities to fill up your senses: swimming, thalassotherapy, surfing, skateboarding, yoga, golf, cycling, tree climbing, beach volleyball, beach rugby, horse riding, pelota…

As for walkers and joggers, the coastal promenade and the many greenways in the natural areas will be the ideal setting for them!

A holiday in Anglet also means unforgettable memories all year round! Take advantage of the many free activities and events for all the family: concerts overlooking the ocean, open-air film screenings, fireworks, international surfing and extreme sports competitions, contemporary art exhibitions, etc.
international surfing and extreme sports competitions, contemporary art exhibitions…

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Just 2 km from Villa Clara, this museum features a collection of maritime objects and aquariums.

Museum of the Sea

3 km away, this lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the Basque coast.

The Biarritz Lighthouse

4 km from Villa Clara, this interactive museum offers exhibitions on the ocean and its issues.

The Cité de l'Océan

This sculpture of the Virgin Mary is located 3.5 km from Villa Clara and offers a beautiful view of the sea.

Le Rocher de la Vierge

3.5 km away, this museum features a collection of Asian art.

The Asiatica Museum

5 km from Villa Clara, this castle offers a beautiful view of the ocean and sometimes hosts exhibitions.

Ilbarritz Castle

6 km from Villa Clara, this garden offers a pleasant walk and a view of the ocean.

The Corniche coastal botanical garden

Basque Pelota

Fronton Gaztelu Zahar : located in Biarritz, this covered pelota court has 3 walls and offers lessons and courses for all levels.

Fronton Trinquet Saint Martin : also in Biarritz, this indoor pelota court offers courses and workshops for all levels.

Fronton Place Libre : located near Biarritz station, this open-air pelota court is open to all players.

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Fronton Ospitalea : located in Anglet, a few kilometres from Biarritz, this open-air fronton offers Basque pelota matches open to all players.

It is advisable to contact these locations directly for more information on times, prices and bookings for playing pelota in Biarritz.



Located 20 km from Villa Clara, this hike offers panoramic views of the Basque coast and the Pyrenees.

La Rhune

10 km from Villa Clara, this park offers tree climbing for all the family.

Oihana Tree Park

8 km from Villa Clara, this park offers a walk through Basque flora and fauna.

Izadia Animal and Botanical Park

6 km from Villa Clara, this water sports centre offers activities such as surfing, stand-up paddle and kayaking.

Bidart water sports centre

2 km from Villa Clara, this cycle path runs for dozens of kilometres along the Basque coast.

Cycling along the Vélodyssée

25 km from Villa Clara, this nature reserve offers a beautiful walk through unspoilt countryside.

Walking in the Marais d'Orx Nature Reserve

35 km from Villa Clara, this nautical base offers activities such as surfing, kitesurfing and sailing.

Capbreton water sports centre

6 km from Villa Clara, this forest offers several hiking trails and a beautiful view of the Basque coast.

Hiking in the Forêt de Chiberta

Nature - The Chiberta forest

The Forêt de Chiberta is the ideal place for a sporty afternoon in the shade of the pines, whether you’re on foot, bike, electric scooter, segway or horseback.
Families will particularly enjoy the tree climbing course and the Terra Aventura treasure hunt (2 courses in Anglet).

Foret Chiberta Couple chien

How to get here

By car

Motorway exit – n°5 (Anglet)

Paris (A10) > 8h

Bordeaux (A63) > 2h

Saint-Sébastien (A63 / A8) > 45’

Bilbao (A63 / A8) > 1h30

By plane

Biarritz Pays Basque Airport




Residence Villa Clara Biaritz

Our seaside aparthotel offers a wide range of holiday flats (23 flats), from studios to 4-room apartments for up to 9 people, or a villa where 10 of you can spend your holiday, ideal for large families or groups of friends.

Book one of our holiday rental residences for a weekend or longer relaxing breaks. Our fully-equipped, furnished flats, hotel apartments in Biarritz and comfortable suites are ideal for holidaymakers to stay and relax in during their family holidays.

Each flat in our holiday residence has a flat-screen TV with CD and DVD player, an internet connection (internet access via WIFI), air conditioning, a comfortable living room, bedrooms with beds and a fully-equipped kitchen (kitchenette) to make you as independent as possible during your seaside holiday in Biarritz. The most spacious flats have a large terrace with a jacuzzi for a relaxing moment overlooking the sea.


Residence Villa Clara Biarritz

Perhaps the finest course in the region, the Golf de Chiberta is divided between the pine forest and the seaside in the purest spirit of British links. Set on a bed of sand, often battered by the wind, it is playable all year round, whatever the weather.


Sport : SEA, SUN & SURF

Surfing is king in Anglet! Our 15 surf schools in Anglet offer everyone the chance to discover the joys of surfing or to improve their skills in complete safety. From Easter to All Saints’ Day, courses, group lessons and private lessons are available all along the Anglet coastline. Let yourself be tempted and take the plunge!



Anglet has a wide choice of gourmet addresses and fine restaurants to tempt your taste buds with the flavours of the Basque country, but not only that. Markets, restaurants, food courts, coffee shops, brunches, bars, pool bars, beach huts, snack bars… there’s something for everyone!

All year round, take a trip to the Quintaou open-air market on Thursday and Sunday mornings. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of the Halles des Cinq-Cantons and its new Market Kitchens area.