October is the last month of the summer tourist season in Biarritz, France, which is located in the south-western coastal region of the Basque country and is a mere hop, skip and a jump away from San Sebastian, Spain. Many visitors to Biarritz like to make these side trips to Spain to explore.
The average high temperature during the day time in October is around 19°C (66°F). The temperature of the waters around Biarritz in October remains at 18°C (65°F), which is still warm enough to swim quite comfortably.
The night time average low temperature in October is around 12°C (54°F). It's nice and cool but not too cool to enjoy outdoor activities about town.
October is the beginning of what passes for the rainy season in Biarritz and the average amount of precipitation recorded is around 128mm or 5 inches. It generally rains on 13 days of the month with, mostly, light scattered showers.
Visitors can expect an average of 7 to 8 hours of sunshine per day in October.
October wraps up the summer season in Biarritz but it is still warm enough for visitors to enjoy the beaches and water based activities like swimming, water skiing, diving, snorkelling and sun bathing.
This is also a good month to take in some hiking around the Biarritz area. There are numerous old villages and towns in the Basque region immediately surrounding Biarritz and there are several guide companies that specialize in walking tours of the area.
One of the highlights of a visit to Biarritz at any time of the year is a visit to the Planete Musée Chocolat (or the Chocolate Museum). Here visitors will learn the origins of chocolate which originated with the Mayans some 3000 years ago.
Of course, there is also a chocolate shop where visitors can buy chocolate in one of its many forms; as powder or liquid, in bars, on macaroons (a specialty of this region, by the way) and a hundred other shapes and forms only limited by the imagination.
A recommended hotel for the month of October is the Hotel Saint Julien, located a scant minute or two walk from the city centre of Biarritz. Rooms here have a stunning view of the ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi, comfortable rooms with cable TV and a daily breakfast that will fuel day out quite nicely. The hotel is also very conveniently located 200 meters from the Côte Basque beaches.