February on the south western coast of France is chilly and somewhat wet.
Biarritz is one of the resort towns located on this coast and, in February, the weather isn't that bad but it is still too cold for visitors to take advantage of the beaches in the area.
Summertime, May through September, is the best time of the year to visit Biarritz.
The average daytime high temperature that can be expected in January is 11°C (53°F). It's still cool enough to have to wear warm clothing to be outdoors for any length of time.
The night time lows that can be expected are around 4°C (40°F). Visitors will have to wear warm clothing in order to remain outdoors at night.
February is a wet month and, on average, there are around 115mm of precipitation. There are roughly 16 days that experience rain or precipitation and there are approximately 6½ hours of sunlight on the non-rainy days.
The average sea temperature around Biarritz is 13°C (55°F), which is the same as January.
February in Biarritz will likely find visitors pursuing the warmer indoor activities as opposed to staying outdoors in the cool weather. However, it is still quite nice to walk along the serene beaches and take in the fresh air. February isn't a busy month in Biarritz so it is entirely possible to have an entire stretch of beach to one's self.
Strolling through the town and visiting the many amazing little shops is another way to pass the time in Biarritz during February. Visitors will find that there are many tiny specialty shops selling cheeses, breads and pastries, clothing, jewellery and many other items. The chocolate shops are the one thing to not miss in February.
There are several museums which are open to visitors in February. The Musée Historique de Biarritz (Historical Museum of Biarritz) is one example. Set inside an Anglican church, this museum offers an in-depth look into the history of the city of Biarritz.
The Résidence Biarritz Ocean is one of the finer, yet affordable, places to stay in Biarritz. They offer accommodation relatively close (400 meters) to la Grande Plage beach and the city's casino centre. Rooms are equipped with satellite TV, balcony and kitchenette and guests are granted discounts on green fees at seven of the area's golf courses.