Hendaye with kids. French coast.

Hendaye is a French town located right on the border with Spain, just on the other side of the river from Hondarribia. In Hendaye we stayed 2 nights, as we were looking for a good accommodation and close to Donostia Airport.

We left Hendaye for our last day at Basque Country. Our two stops for that day were Hendaye and Hondarribia (more about on a previous post).

We had a beautiful accommodation with Gulf of Vizcaya views, some part of the beach of Hendaye and we perfectly saw Hondarribia from French side.

Hendaya is a frontier town and it was easy to go and come from here to visit places like San Sebastian, Zumaia, Hondarribia. It was a new experience to us, all day to stay in Spain and evenings and nights in France.

In our last morning we went right to the beach, to enjoy some sunshine and view the beauty of this place. Its 3 km long sandy beach, Ondarraitz, offers something for everyone, including families and surfers alike. We enjoyed looking at surfers who went to catch the wave, and even if it was the 25th of December, Christmas time, there were lots of surfers at the beach.

This part of Hendaye is relatively modern and it is here that you will find the Marina (on the bay side), Hotels, Casino and the Serge Blanco Thalasso Center (Serge is one the best former French International Rugby team Players).

Hendaye also boasts some gorgeous views of the flysch rock formations that are easily accessible on coastal walking paths. We loved watching those.

On our way back to the car, we went through the houses, and it was no surprise that we saw on our way lots of beautiful Basque style houses and is the origin of the so called neo-basque style. 

Below some beautiful pictures of the place.

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28 Comments

  1. Luna S
    January 16, 2020 / 8:18 pm

    It looks like you spent a beautiful day together, what a gorgeous place to go see!

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      January 17, 2020 / 8:04 am

      Agree, the place is very quiet and people are amazing

  2. Jessa
    January 17, 2020 / 1:31 am

    Your kids are fortunate to travel so much!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:04 am

      Agree! But, just yesterday, our older son told me that we are not traveling enough ahahaha

  3. Monica
    January 17, 2020 / 3:04 am

    Hendaye is a place I have never heard of. It certainly looks beautiful! Awesome photos!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:04 am

      Me neither, till we had to stay there while visiting Basque Country

  4. January 17, 2020 / 3:12 am

    IT looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:03 am

      It really is, we enjoyed walking by the bay of Hendaye

  5. January 17, 2020 / 1:21 pm

    Those skies are beautiful! It looks like a relaxing place to visit. Especially for those of us looking to get a little escape from the bleary gray winter skies.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 1:52 pm

      Yeah, for sure, this blue-sky town is a good place to escape from a winter routine.

  6. January 17, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    I would love to do this. Your travel adventures are always so fun to read about! It is a dream of mine to travel Europe and some of it’s surrounding countries someday.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:35 pm

      I am sure you will enjoy your travels in Europe

  7. January 17, 2020 / 3:32 pm

    What a beautiful town! I love finding places like this.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:31 pm

      I love finding such places as well

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:30 pm

      agree, it is a stunning place to enjoy

  8. January 17, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    It sounds like a lovely place to visit. When we were in Spain, I wanted to visit San Sebastian because of restaurants and history.

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      January 17, 2020 / 8:30 pm

      San Sebastian is an amazing place to visit too

  9. January 17, 2020 / 5:37 pm

    That looks like a gorgeous getaway. The beach view looks beautiful.

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      January 17, 2020 / 8:27 pm

      it is indeed an amazing place to stay and enjoy

  10. January 17, 2020 / 6:11 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I can’t wait to travel with my kids.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 17, 2020 / 8:26 pm

      it is a lovely place to come with kids

  11. January 19, 2020 / 2:31 am

    What a neat place to visit! It looks beautiful, and a fun place to explore.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 20, 2020 / 9:07 am

      Kids loved the place, and we enjoyed the beautiful scenary

  12. January 19, 2020 / 3:46 am

    WOW it looks so beautiful. France really has some stunning places!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 20, 2020 / 9:07 am

      Agree! France is like Spain, lots of stunning places to visit.

  13. January 20, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hendaye. Love the neo-basque architecture of their houses. It would be nice to see the rock formations too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 21, 2020 / 9:42 am

      Yes, the place is beautiful, and for kids it is just perfect

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