Hendaye, it is here, in the Basque Country, at the gates of Spain, between the Atlantic and the Pyrenees, a paradise for lovers of water sports (kayaking, surfing, sailing, paddle…), and hiking, golf, cycling and rugby.
Hendaye is famous for its beach of fine sand 3km long with its mythical rocks, the 2 twins. The facades of the houses located on the waterfront and in many districts, are for the most part classified (the Red House). They were the work of the famous Hendaye architect Edmond Durandeau at the beginning of the century. The Sokoburu esplanade, in the neo-Basque style, houses Serge Blanco’s Thalassotherapy centre, the Casino, its restaurants, tapas bars, its market and its flea market. The Marie-Louise, a river shuttle, takes you from the marina to Fontarrabie, a picturesque Spanish village.
Last town on the Basque coast before crossing the Spanish border, Hendaye contains several natural and cultural sites to discover alone, with family, friends or as a couple. Zoom in on three must-see visits to make during your holiday Hendaye stay:
After your visits, go and eat some delicious tapas and continue on the many Hendaye activities!
The walk along the bay of Txingudi is one of the many Hendaye activities, along the Bidasoa river leads to the small fishing port of Caneta, you will see the remains of the Vauban ramparts, and two houses with a breathtaking view of Fontarrabie, listed as Historic Monuments since 2011: Bakar Etchea, Pierre Loti’s house and the Mauresque villa. During your stay at camping Hendaye Ametza, also discover the Domaine and the Château d’Abbadia, a protected natural site overlooking the ocean, and the coastal path which offers a grandiose panorama (Rhune mountains, 3 crowns, cliffs and coves…). Not forgetting the Vélodyssée or Atlantic freewheel from Roscoff to Hendaye, which ends in the Basque Country, after a beautiful finish along the Corniche Basque, and a splendid view over the Bay of Biscay. This beautiful and sunny greenway continues over the bay of Txingudi to the port of Caneta, to continue your holiday Hendaye (Behobie) on a footbridge built on stilts, offering a seductive view of the islands and marshes of the Bidasoa River populated by many birds.