5 best places for summer on the coast

Summer is coming fast on our beloved Basque Coast and Landaise and with that, our favorite restaurants and bars are reopening little by little. Even if the weather is not yet there, it is always nice to enjoy a good meal watching the ocean or a night drinking glasses on a terrace.

To inaugurate our new website, here is our selection of the 5 best addresses to make the most of the summer in the Basque Country and the Landes:

1 – La Guinguette d’Erromardie, St-Jean-de-Luz

For the 8th consecutive season, the Guiguette d’Erromardieis back on the Erromardie beach, in St Jean-de-Luz.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, this is the perfect spot to watch the waves while eating an amazing meal. Open since 2011, this place – where you only eat outside – opens depending on the weather. Here the cuisine is simple, local and prepared with fresh products – for lunch, we highly recommend the chipirons and ceviches that are all so good. In the evening, the guinguette offers a selection of tapas.

And if you want to be really amazed, go to watch the sunset, the show is fabulous. In high season, we would recommend to book a table (only for lunch) and beware, the restaurant is closed on rainy days. For more information,  check their Facebook page.

Chemin d’Erromardie
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Facebook Page

Opening – 5th April 2018
Closing – Beginning of October 2018

2- Etxola Bibi, Biarritz

Direction a place-to-be of the Basque Coast in Biarritz, overlooking one of the most beautiful French beaches.

Located at the top of the côte des basques beach, Etxola Bibi is the perfect place for a coffee in early morning, a delicious lunch or a sunset drinks. Find yourself around the small hut for tapas or salad, all prepared with fresh local products, you won’t be disappointed.

With its great atmosphere, you can spend some time with friends or enjoy a drink with your family. And we can assure you that at any time of the day, you will never be disappointed by the view.

Avenue Beau Rivage,
64200 Biarritz
Facebook Page

Opening – 13rd April 2018
Closing – Beginning of October 2018

3 – Lou Cabana, Hossegor

Lou Cabana is a hut on the beach that everyone has always dreamed about, where you can eat, go get a take away or settle for the evening to watch the sunset.

This hut on the beach of the butts is the perfect place for meals feet in the sand from lunch to dinner. The cuisine is made on site and consists of tapas, salad, toast and wine to enjoy facing the sea. In the summer, parties are organized on the beach with DJ sets or theme nights, for more information , follow their Facebook page.

Once settled in the deckchairs, you will not want to move.

952 Boulevard Front de Mer,
40150 Soorts-Hossegor
Facebook Page

Opening – 4th of May 2018
Closing – Beginning of October 2018

4 – Chez Renauld, St-Jean-de-Luz

At Chez Renauld, it’s a bit like a summer that has become a great success. Nestled in a former Renault garage, the bar was reopened for the fourth year in a row. The concept is simple – a central bar with local street food stalls all around to the sound of music.

Here, there is something for everyone – Exte Nami’s Japanese bentos, Star Truck burgers, Caroe’s Nordic cuisine or Iberian ham platters to accompany a sangria or a beer. For something more healthy, head to the detox juice stand.

All generations come together in a good-natured and festive spirit. It is a must for a drink, a bite or dance until the end of the night.

4 Boulevard Victor Hugo,
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Facebook Page

Opening – 4th of May 2018
Closing – Beginning October 2018

5- Alaïa, Ciboure

Located on the beach of Socoa, Alaïa offers local cuisine revisited with local and organic products, feet in the sand or almost. The chef, Kevin Besson, regularly updates the menu offering a selection of fresh and seasonal.

This restaurant was taken over last year by a young and dynamic team who have made this place a must-visit on the coast.

Also nice in the summer on the terrace, which overlooks the beach, or in winter warm while watching the sea, you can also organize events, success assured!

We will not hide it, it’s a little bit our little darling at CityHood.

Plage de Socoa
2 allée André Hiriart
64500 Ciboure

Opening – all year long

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit!

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