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.
It looks like you spent a beautiful day together, what a gorgeous place to go see!
Agree, the place is very quiet and people are amazing
Your kids are fortunate to travel so much!
Agree! But, just yesterday, our older son told me that we are not traveling enough ahahaha
Hendaye is a place I have never heard of. It certainly looks beautiful! Awesome photos!
Me neither, till we had to stay there while visiting Basque Country
IT looks like a beautiful place to visit!
It really is, we enjoyed walking by the bay of Hendaye
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.
Yeah, for sure, this blue-sky town is a good place to escape from a winter routine.
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.
I am sure you will enjoy your travels in Europe
What a beautiful town! I love finding places like this.
I love finding such places as well
Really pretty. The structure of the buildings. Nice place to add to my bucket list.
agree, it is a stunning place to enjoy
It sounds like a lovely place to visit. When we were in Spain, I wanted to visit San Sebastian because of restaurants and history.
San Sebastian is an amazing place to visit too
That looks like a gorgeous getaway. The beach view looks beautiful.
it is indeed an amazing place to stay and enjoy
This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I can’t wait to travel with my kids.
it is a lovely place to come with kids
What a neat place to visit! It looks beautiful, and a fun place to explore.
Kids loved the place, and we enjoyed the beautiful scenary
WOW it looks so beautiful. France really has some stunning places!
Agree! France is like Spain, lots of stunning places to visit.
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.
Yes, the place is beautiful, and for kids it is just perfect