This is the answer when everything else is closing-out. A long stretch of average beachbreaks offers a wide choice of peaks; usually better close to the casino or the south jetty. The place is perfect for beginners, which explains the amazing number of surf schools. The two rocks of Les Deux Jumeaux to the northeast occasionally hold a solid right that requires patience. Further out off the eastern headland is Vanthrax, an imaginatively named death peak that spews out massive left barrels a handful of times a year. Crazy bodyboarders and pros only.
Expensive pay parking, crowds, vocal locals and general hustle and bustle here on the border with Spain. Good skatepark just over the river in Irun.