Where to stay in Hendaye

The vacations are approaching and you’re planning to discover the fabulous Basque Country? Then discover the best places to stay in Hendaye!

Located in the Basque Country, at the south-western tip of France, Hendaye is the last coastal town on the Atlantic coast beforeSpain. The town boasts a dream setting, with the magnificent Baie du Figuier facing it on the Bay of Biscay.

Hendaye is a privileged travel destination, offering a wide range of activities and opportunities during your stay. If you’re a nature-lover, you can enjoy wonderful walks and hikes in the Basque hinterland. Along the Sentier du Littoral or the Corniche Basque, for example, you’ll have access to breathtaking landscapes and scenes, with sheer cliffs, sublime coves and a view of the two famous rocks « les Jumeaux », witnesses to the retreat of the coast.

If it’s the beach and its water activities that appeal to you, you’re in for a treat: Hendaye boasts a superb 3km long beach of fine sand, where you can bask in the sun, dive into the waves or indulge in water sports such as paddleboarding, sailing or surfing lessons. Hendaye also boasts typical Basque charm, embodied by the picturesque houses that can be admired on a stroll through the town center.

To make the most of your stay in this superb town in the Basque Country, it’s important to choose the right accommodation in Hendaye. So where to stay in Hendaye? To help you plan your trip, we’ve listed the best areas to stay in Hendaye!

Hendaye Plage

Located to the north of the town, the area near Hendaye beach is undoubtedly one of the best in terms of a pied-à-terre for a stay in the Basque Country. Its privileged access to the most beautiful beach on the coast (and also the longest, with 3 kilometers of fine sand!) makes it a particularly popular location. The area is also full of charm, with its pretty little Basque-inspired houses. Many typical restaurants and quaint cafés can also be found in the Plage district.

Finally, when it comes to accommodation in Hendaye, you’ll have no trouble finding what you’re looking for: several residences and hotels are located here, as are a number of campsites. For those who come to Hendaye by train, the area is served by the Gare de Les Deux-Jumeaux station.

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Sopite / Aguerria / Corniche

Located on the heights of the town, the Sopite / Aguerria / Corniche area is the perfect place to stay in Hendaye.

Here, you’ll mainly find campsites, but you can also opt for a hotel or a bed & breakfast: there’s plenty on offer. It’s a great place to stay in Hendaye, and with good reason: you’ll enjoy a calmer, more relaxing atmosphere than elsewhere. With the beach just below, you’ll also have no trouble reaching it on foot or by public transport.

Take advantage of your stay in this area to discover Château Observatoire Abbadia, a superb 19th-century building that once belonged to an aristocratic geographer and ethnographer – it’s possible to visit the rooms and bedrooms. From your accommodation in this district, you can also easily discover the Corniche Basque or start a beautiful walk in the hinterland.

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Downtown

The Centre-Ville, or « Ville » district, lies between the town’s two train stations: Deux-Jumeaux and Gare Hendaia. It’s a great place to stay in Hendaye.

Although it’s a little far from the beaches or the heights, the town center is not lacking in charm, with its typical Basque houses and picturesque atmosphere common to the region. To reach the beach or the corniche, you can use public transport or enjoy a short stroll along the Baie de Chingoudy to the Baie du Figuier, where the beautiful white sand beaches are located.

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Map of hotels and accommodation – Hendaye