Camping Pays Basque » Holidays camping in Hendaye
The town of Hendaye with its 16,800 inhabitants, is an ideal place to spend your holidays in the Basque Country. At the edge of Spain, the resort offers 3 kilometres of fine white sand beach, much to the delight of children. Two lakes are available for water sports enthusiasts such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, diving and jet skiing.
Fill up on cultural outings, nature walks and sports activities in Hendaye! On the border of Spain, this popular resort on the Basque coast offers you a rich architectural heritage to discover and exceptional landscapes. During your stay, take a stroll along the waterfront to admire the facades of more than 70 classified neo-Basque villas, to stroll on the port of La Caneta facing Hondarribia, and discover the monuments and remarkable buildings of the city: the church of Saint Vincent whose forecourt shelters a cyclical cross, the casino of orientalist architecture, the Villa Moorish, the villa of Pierre Loti, or the pediment of pelota Gaztelu Zahar. Guided tours of the city are ideal for not missing any site. On the cornice, Hendaye is dominated by the unusual castle-observatory Abbadia, neo-Gothic Viollet-le-Duc: his visit allows to discover the scientific and poetic universe of the scientist and traveler Antoine d’Abbadie. With the longest sandy beach on the coast, Hendaye is also a popular destination for seaside activities and water sports. Many activities await you on the boulevard de la mer: this walk along the beach is pleasant to walk, bike, rollerblade or Segway.
The town of Hendaye is divided into six districts:
Plage au nord/Lissardy/Sopite, Aguerria, Corniche au nord/Ville au centre/Gare au sud/Joncaux au sud.
A free shuttle service named “Uribil” serves all the town’s districts, with an additional line which runs from the station to the beach in summer.
The town has two stations and a metro station:
Hendaye also has a marina, where you can get the river shuttle which crosses Bidassoa completing the Hendaye-Fontarrabie route (Ancient Basque-Spanish city, a charming place which you will enjoy and where you can taste the best Spanish tapas).
Not to be missed: Basque festivals, large gatherings of locals, which begin at the public pool where a procession of chariots decorated all throughout the year especially for this occasion lead to the rugby stadium where the party truly comes to life, with a concert and fireworks at the end of the evening. An event to be shared with family or friends. Don’t forget to have fun!