Biarritz is an amazingly beautiful coastal beach resort town located in the southwest of France. It has expansive white sand beaches and a mild climate that people from around the world flock to every summer. The summer time is from the end of May until the middle of September, with June, July and August being the busiest months for tourism.
Average daytime highs for the month of July are approximately 22°C (72°F). July's weather is the best of the year in Biarritz.
Nightly lows can be expected to be around 16°C (61°F), perfect for evening moonlit strolls on the beach and around the town, enjoying the ambiance and friendly demeanour of the locals.
July is the driest month in Biarritz and visitors can expect roughly 62mm (or 2½ inches) of rain for the entire month. There are usually 10 to 12 in the month that receive some precipitation, but usually not enough to ruin the whole day. There are generally brief rain showers either in the morning or late afternoon.
Visitors can expect 10 to 11 hours of sunshine per day in July.
The average sea temperature around Biarritz in July is 21°C (70°F).
Of course July is one of the best months for water sports such as diving, kayaking and snorkelling and visitors will find themselves drawn to the beautiful white sands and blue water of Biarritz's main beaches, Cote du Basque and Grand Plage. Kids love to wade in the tidal pools on the beaches where they can chase minnows and crabs and build sandcastles.
Another option for the adventurous visitor is to go horseback riding. There are several stables in Biarritz that offer guided riding tours outside of the city centre.
Visitors can also participate in guided walking tours of the general area and visit the older parts of Biarritz to see how the locals live and work. Visitors may also have the opportunity to buy handmade foods and other items on a walking tour such as sausages, cheeses and chocolates.
Le Gamaritz Hotel is located directly in the heart of the city centre and is a mere 2 minute walk from the Port Vieux beach. This hotel offers standard amenities such as air-conditioned rooms, a cable television, a bar and terrace overlooking the Old Port beach. Guests will find that this place is very well-kept and quiet despite its central location within the city. It is a great home base for beach lovers and for those wishing to explore the city proper. The hotel does not have a restaurant; however there is one located directly beside it, Le Caritz.