Beaches and water sports in the Basque Country

<p>Do you know the Basque coast and its magnificent beaches? Our Ibardin campsite is located 20 minutes from the seaside resorts of Hendaye and Saint Jean-de-Luz. Ideal for discovering the Basque Country!</p>
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The most beautiful beaches on the Basque coast

From Hendaye to Anglet, the Basque coast is dotted with superb sandy beaches that attract surfers and swimmers from all over the world, less than 20 minutes from the Côte Basque campsite.

  • Hendaye Beach: At the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bidassoa River, this beach has a special charm all of its own.
  • Plage du fort de Socoa: Small beach next to the Socoa fort and the port of Ciboure.
  • Grande Plage de Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Beautiful sandy beach close to the town center.
  • Plage de Lafitenia: Popular beach north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
  • Maiarko Beach: The wildest beach in the resort.
  • Plage de Senix à Guéthary: Less well-known than Anglet and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, this is the beach to choose if you want to avoid the summer crowds as much as possible.
  • Grande Plage de Biarritz: Fine sandy beach on a human scale, close to the town center.
  • Côte des Basques beach: Biarritz’s surf spot par excellence.
  • Plage de Marinella and plage des Corsaires in Anglet: Large, adjoining sandy beaches with straw huts, extending over more than a km. Ideal if you like long walks on the beach, with water sports available.

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The Basque coast in pictures

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On which beach in the Basque Country can you practice your nautical activities?

Although you’ll enjoy swimming and diving in the Ibardin campsite pool, we invite you to add a touch of excitement and thr ills with some water sports on the beaches of the Basque coast. Ciboure ‘s Socoa beach is ideal for an introductory course in stand-up paddling, a popular discipline that combines elements of surfing and kayaking.

The ocean is rather calm here, so children and beginners alike can enjoy a safe ride. For waterskiing and your first surf, kitesurf and windsurf lessons, turn to the beaches of Anglet (Marinella, Corsaires) and those north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Maiarko, Lafitenia).

The Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz is reserved for experienced surfers, due to its rollers and rocks, which require good control. Biarritz’s Grande Plage and Guéthary’s Senix beach are excellent playgrounds for bodyboarding. Would you like to head out to sea for an excursion or a fishing trip? Take your first dive? At the port of Sokoburu in Hendaye, you’ll find several boats and diving schools.

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Things to see and do around the campsite