Hendaye, which borders Spain, is an essential resort on the Basque coast for its exceptional setting, its rich heritage and the variety of activities it offers. Its sandy beach is the longest on the Basque coast. It is bordered by the Boulevard de la Mer, a shared road appreciated by pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers and runners, and is the meeting place for many events. The seafront is also remarkable for the architecture of its neo-Basque villas, more than 70 of which are listed. The visit of the Abbadia castle-observatory is not to be missed during an excursion to Hendaye: of neo-gothic architecture, this unique building overlooking the Atlantic is the work of Viollet-le-Duc. Also facing the ocean is the Maison de la Corniche: its multimedia exhibition invites you to discover the rich fauna and flora of the coast. Guided visits of the city allow you, from mid-April to the end of September, to embrace the remarkable sites and monuments of Hendaye: the port of Caneta on the Bidassoa, the square in front of the Saint-Vincent church and its cyclic cross listed as historic monuments, the Moorish Villa on the old ramparts of the city, the orientalist casino, the Gaztelu Zahar pediment, or Pierre Loti’s villa, “Bakar Etxea”. A shuttle bus will take you to the Spanish side to discover Hondarribia. Hendaye is finally the paradise of the amateurs of nautical and aquatic leisures: sailing, sea walk, hiring of boats, diving, Stand Up Paddle, kayak, surf, jet ski, fly fish and fly surf.
Accessible by car by the corniche road and by the coastal footpath, Hendaye is 18 km from the campsite La Ferme Erromardie in Basque country. The castle of Abbadia, located on the corniche north of Hendaye, is only 13 km away.