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Address: Boulevard de la Mer, 64700 Hendaye, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 59 20 00 34
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Clearly marked swimming areas, water quality, waste management… you will...

Clearly marked swimming areas, water quality, waste management… you will know it all !

With water that reaches 23ºC in the height of summer, it is a privileged spot for families who seek plenty of space and safety.

It is also a good choice for novice and seasoned surfers in search of sensations.

The beach attendants propose facilities such as tent and deckchair hire and beach clubs for children.

The beach of Hendaye offers bathing water quality A for several years.

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I love this beach

Long promenade for an invigorating walk. Discretion of buildings. Not pretentious, thank god for that. Easily accesible.

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Bilbao, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
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10 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Long promenade for an invigorating walk. Discretion of buildings. Not pretentious, thank god for that. Easily accesible.

Thank XabierXabier
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Was not expecting such a nice, long beach with soft sand (depending on the lighting) beautiful blue water! It is really enormous so it doesn't feel crowded even when there are a lot of people. Also, you will be very close to nice restaurants with delicious seafood. The showers were also a nice touch! We stayed in Hondarribbia and it... More 

Thank Emily E
Portishead, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I enjoyed my time here, the waves actually got to 6 foot high at one stage, the beach is fine, as is the fresh sea air, very nice on a hot day, but unpleasant on a cold one, still there is plenty to do in the area, Hope this has been of some hrlp for you...

Thank garylomas
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We'd never heard of Hendaye and, if you're not a surfer or a local, you've probably likewise not heard of it. However, if you're exploring Basque country and want to find a stunning beach, more than a mile long, this is it. Plenty of walkers, dogs, couples young and old, campers, cyclists, dudes and kids; though so spread out you... More 

Thank QueensParkDan
Warsaw, Poland
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The is one of the best beaches where i was. It is really amazing . There is a lot of space and for sure everyone will find some place. The conditions for surfers are good also and you can find a lot of them surfing on the waves.

Thank attatka
Chicago, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a great beach for relaxing and soaking up the sun. It is also an awesome beach for walking or running. The sand is very fine and it is remarkably clean. The beach is shallow and good for kids and families. It is also pet friendly. I'm not a surfer but I did enjoy watching the surfers and I... More 

Thank Sara S
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice beach and I like the mountain view. Too cold in winter except if you have a wet suit. You can also take a ferry to Fontarrabie.

Thank Christine D
Hampshire, UK
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Although it can get crowded in the middle section, towards the ends you can find more space for paddling, sand castle building and the like. There are several different types of shell that get washed up so beach-combers have something to look out for. The waves are not too strong which makes this a good, safe beach for children. There... More 

Thank Sarah_Hampshire69
Community of Madrid, Spain
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I´ve been there this August while doing my St. James´ route and it was really crowded. The area in general is very beautiful and people were very nice, but I would not choose it for my holidays. Go there anyway cuz you would have plenty of other places to visit around.

Thank Mayazakyyy
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A long wide beach with large waves so lots of surfers lots of people walking along the waters edge backing the beach a promenade with cycle path along it's length and a good amount of cafés sprinkled along the way no real dress code on this beach as it is in France so expect lots of Topless ladies although at... More 

Thank Madcaravanner

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