Anglet is situated in between the towns of Biarritz and Bayonne. It has a vibrant and active city centre yet quiet and peaceful in the surrounding neighbourhoods. There is a central square with a church and town hall. Nearby you will find beautifully maintained public gardens and parks to walk around and explore.
The town of Anglet is very well positioned between sea and mountains and nature is an integral part of the landscape, with its close proximity to sandy beaches, open grasslands, pine forests and lakes. There is a promenade running along much the shoreline, which is very popular with runners, cyclists and walkers. As a pastime, you could visit the Natural Park of Izadia, which is a beautifully maintained nature trail that leads walkers between two lakes and has marked viewpoints from which to view the wildlife and natural surrounds. Anglet is considered a rather ‘sporty’ city, as there are many activities on offer such as tennis, golf, swimming and surfing with many popular surf sites along the coast and well-supported organized competitions. There are no less than 11 beaches, with golden sand and good facilities. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as all the necessary amenities such as a post office, ATM and medical facilities.
Anglet is located just 15 minutes from Biarritz and Bayonne, and 5 minutes from Basque Country Biarritz airport. If you feel like a short day trip, then visiting Biarritz with its markets, famous casino, la Grande Plage and famous “Rock of the Virgin” will not disappoint. Bayonne also has its fair share of attractions such as the botanical gardens, museums, St. Mary’s cathedral, and famous Bayonne ham as well as chocolate products to taste. Visiting in August is particularly festive as traditional celebrations include fireworks, bull fighting, music concerts and street parades.