Tourism in Hendaye

Hendaye town of 16800 inhabitants, offers a privileged site to spend holidays at the camping Hendaye. At the gateway to Spain, the resort offers 3 kilometres of fine sandy beach, to the delight of children. 2 bodies of water are available for lovers of water sports such as sailing, surfing, kayaking or diving and jet skiing.

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Holidays in Hendaye

Fill up on cultural outings, nature walks and sports activities in Hendaye!

On the border of Spain, this popular resort on the Basque coast has a rich architectural heritage and exceptional landscapes to discover.

During your stay, don’t miss the opportunity to walk along the seafront to admire the facades of more than 70 classified neo-Basque villas, to stroll on the port of La Caneta in front of Fontarrabie, and to discover the monuments and remarkable buildings of the city : the Saint-Vincent church whose square shelters a cyclic cross, the casino of orientalist architecture, the Moorish Villa, Pierre Loti’s villa, or the Gaztelu Zahar pelota court.

Guided tours of the city are ideal for those who don’t want to miss any sites.

On the cornice, the unusual Hendaye is dominated by the unusual château-observatoire Abbadia, a neo-gothic work by Viollet-le-Duc: its visit allows you to discover the scientific and poetic universe of the scientist and traveller Antoine d’Abbadie.

With the longest fine sandy beach of the coast, Hendaye is also a popular destination for seaside leisure and water activities. Numerous activities await you on the boulevard of the sea : this walk along the beach is pleasant to walk, cycle, rollerblade or Segway.

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Transport in Hendaye

The town of Hendaye is divided into six districts :

  • North beach
  • Lissardy
  • Sopite, Aguerria, Cornice to the north
  • City in the centre
  • Train station to the south
  • Joncaux au sud.

A free shuttle service called “Uribil” serves all parts of the city, with an additional line from the station to the summer beach.

The city has two stations and a train station :

  • for the SNCF the main station of Hendaye is the main station of the Ondarraitz Twins, both located on the Bordeaux line – Irun. Aquitaine TER lines serve both stations from Bordeaux (Bordeaux – Dax – Bayonne – Hendaye). Hendaye station is also served by TGV trains from Paris and Lille via Bordeaux, Lunéa trains from Paris, Nice and Geneva and Intercités trains from Toulouse, Tarbes and Pau. Some RENFE trains have their departure or terminus in Hendaye.
  • The train from San Sebastian, a station located in the courtyard of the main station. Commonly known as the Eusko Tren, also known as ” el Topo “, or “Topo” will take you to the heart of the city of San Sebastian.

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Hendaye also has a boat harbour, from where you can take the river shuttle that crosses the Bidasoa for the Hendaye-Fontarrabie route (Ancient Basque-Spanish town, which you will visit with great pleasure and taste the best tapas in Spain).

Not to be missed : The Basque festivals, a big meeting point for the locals, which starts at the municipal swimming pool to follow all the floats magnificently decorated for the occasion during the year to the rugby stadium where the festival is in full swing, with a concert and fireworks at the end of the evening. An event to share in family or with friends.

Don’t forget your good mood !

Surroundings of Hendaye