Visit and stay at camping Hendaye

Are you interested in camping in Hendaye for your next vacation? Discover all the activities and places of interest that will punctuate your next stay on the Basque coast.

Your camping vacation in Hendaye

Our Hendaye campsite, Eskualduna, is ideally located close to the Basque coast and at the entrance to the town of Hendaye.
Coastal and border city, at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees, its 3.5 km long sandy beachThe seaside resort of Hendaye, bordered by the Boulevard de la Mer, offers safe family bathing and surfing on its long waves… But these are not the only attractions to discover on a camping holiday in Hendaye! Discover all the activities and places of interest that will punctuate your next stay.

To help you organize your vacations and visits, you can rely on the Hendaye tourism office and the team at Eskualduna campsite.

What to do in Hendaye in the Basque Country?

Just a stone’s throw from Camping Hendaye Village Eskualduna, or just a minute’s drive by car, you’ll find one of Hendaye‘s first attractions: Château d’Abbadia, built between 1860 and 1870. Antoine d’Abbadie was a great scientific explorer. A fascinating man, full of history: it was he who – among other things – produced the first cartography of Ethiopia. Strongly attached to the Basque country, he was a great defender of its language and culture.
Without an heir, he bequeathed his Château to the Académie des Sciences, of which he was a member. During a visit, you’ll appreciate its architecture and history, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grande Plage. For the more inquisitive, guided tours of the Château’s various rooms are available. In the Domaine du Château, you’ll discover all the seaside flora, sheep and birds.

Camping Hendaye Eskualduna organizes a walk once a week during the season (and many other activities for the whole family).

Surfing and enjoying the beaches of the Basque coast

On the way down, you can stroll along Boulevard de la Mer, arriving in front of the Vieux Casino. The perfect place for a swim or a surfing session. The Grande Plage d’Hendaye is the ideal place to try out the thrill of riding long waves in complete safety, supervised by professionals. For children and adults, beginners and advanced alike, this sport is a must on the Basque coast.

Discovering Hendaye and the surrounding area

And there’s nothing better to digest than a short walk along the Chingudy Bay promenade (also perfect for family outings by bike), to discover the cool banks of the Bidasoa. The trail takes you to the Port de Caneta, offering superb views of neighboring Fontarrabia.

For walkers, starting from the Hendaye Village Eskualduna campsite, you can follow the Sentier du Littoral along the Corniche. A protected, wild and authentic site, this short coastal hike offers superb panoramic views, with the ocean beating against the gigantic cliffs. You can reach Socoa, and even Ciboure and Saint Jean de Luz along the bay.

Family outings on one of the Basque Coast’s most beautiful cornices

Also starting from the Hendaye Eskualduna campsite, and right opposite it to be exact, you’ll find “Asporots Ttipi”, the Maison de la Corniche Basque. All you have to do is cross the crosswalk to reach this former farmhouse, now a Centre permanent d’initiatives pour l’environnement. In a few words, it’s a place to discover local biodiversity, explain the state of our cliffs and the evolution of the coastline, with a floor for exhibitions, creative workshops…

Finally, a little tip from the locals: if on one of your walks or afternoons at the beach, lying on your towel, you come across someone telling you that the “enbata” is coming, it might be time for you to head back to the campsite! Yes, in Hendaye, that’s what we call the moment when Mother Nature sweeps across the beach, with her little sea breeze from the west, sometimes violent, that hits in the late afternoon. A big cottony cloud settles over the Fontarrabie mountains, and the wind blows and lifts all the towels and parasols on the beach.

What to do in and around Hendaye

Coming to the Basque Country also offers many other facets to explore. The Eskualduna campsite is within easy reach of other towns on the Basque coast, including Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Guéthary and Bidart. Then there are the Basque villages of the hinterland and the many places to explore.

Family vacationers will also find plenty to do in the region! Beaches, cultural visits and leisure parks are sure to delight young and old alike!

How do I get from Hendaye to San Sebastian?

Other options for holidaymakers in search of discovery during their stay include a trip to San Sebastian. Located just 25 km from San Sebastian in Spain, a stay in Hendaye is an easy way to reach the Spanish Basque country. You can either make the journey by car, or take advantage of the rail shuttle that links Hendaye and San Sebastian in just 35 minutes every day.

Where to eat while camping in Hendaye?

If the waves aren’t there, you can still cool off with an ice cream facing the sea. And if the ice cream wasn’t enough, and you’d like to dine in, you’ll be spoilt for choice of restaurants in theEspace Sokoburu, which also houses the Serge Blanco Thalassotherapy Center. If you’d like to sample the local cuisine, cider by the barrel, fish a la plancha, the cider house menu and many Basque culinary specialties. There’s a wide range of restaurants to choose from, including Restaurant la Pinta.

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