The port des Pecheurs can be found in the historic district of Biarritz and at the base of the Saint Eugenie church, which is situated between the Grande Plage and the rocher de la Vierge.
Over several centuries, the fishing port has changed to accommodate the changing conditions of the surrounding winds and seas. Even though some of its 'crampottes,' tiny houses built on the cliff's back face, are still used by fishermen, others of its 'crampottes' have been converted into restaurants and diving schools.
The prosperity of sardine fishing in the nineteenth century resulted in expanding the seafront and building structures on the seafloor to accommodate the growing industry.
The existing quay and the stacked houses along the quai can be traced back to the early 1900s. Camaret's economic success can be traced back many centuries to the city's ability to fish for large quantities of the plentiful sardines found in its waters on beautiful days. This epic journey, which takes them from Mauritania to the Hebrides, brought them together.
If you find the beach to be too crowded for your liking, why not take a stroll and relax on all the different points (seats are fitted) in the sunshine, breathe in the sea air, and listen to the sound of the surf and waves crashing on the rocks below.
All. Port des Pêcheurs, Biarritz, France