May in Biarritz is the last month of spring and the temperatures towards the end of the month usher in a spectacularly beautiful summer season. Biarritz is grandly located on the Bay of Biscay on the south western coast of France in the Basque country. Visitors in May will find the weather to be very pleasant.
The average day time high temperature to be expected in May is 18°C (65°F). This is the perfect weather for taking in the sights of the town itself and the surrounding areas, as well.
Night time lows average out at around 11°C (52°F). It's cool but not uncomfortably so. Visitors are always advised to check current weather conditions prior to their arrival in Biarritz.
Average precipitation for the month of May is around 114 mm. There are normally 16 days that see some rain during the month of May. Visitors can look forward to around 9 hours of sunshine per day.
The waters around Biarritz have an average temperature of about 16°C (61°F) in May.
Visiting Biarritz in May is actually very nice as the weather is beginning to warm up, yet there still aren't that many other tourists around. The beaches are still clear and families will find that the water is cool but enjoyable for short periods of time.
Lots of surfers chose this month to make their forays into the surfer friendly waters of Biarritz and there are a number of surf instruction schools available to give beginners lessons. Biarritz is the surfing capital of France due to the nature of the waters, which are quite shallow causing significant water swells.
Another activity that families will enjoy during a visit to Biarritz in May is the Musée de la Mer Aquarium (Museum of the Sea Aquarium). Here, families will be able to explore and discover the marine life that inhabits the waters all along the coast of France and beyond. They offer unique workshops for kids which educate while entertaining. Workshop spaces are limited so it is advisable to make reservations in advance.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Biarritz is a family friendly hotel that is centrally located within the city. It offers many amenities including a heated rooftop pool, a game room with a Wii entertainment system as well as cinema room and an on-site restaurant and bar offering food and drinks around the clock. The hotel overlooks the beach and is literally a few minutes' walk away from it.