The Coast

At 45 kilometers of Domaine d'Esperbasque lies the Atlantic Ocean with its beaches.

On the coast of the Pyrenees Atlantiques you will find interesting Basque cities such as Biarritz and St Jean de Luz and beautiful beaches with high waves where you can swim and surf.

Ondres, Hossegor & Capbreton

Ondres, Hossegor and Capbreton are three cities on the coast of the county "Les Landes". These beaches are less crowded and have high waves.


Bayonne is the capital of the Basque Country and also a meeting point of cultures. The city has, during its 2000 years, managed to maintain a thriving trade, around its harbour, fortress and large cathedral. Bayonne has many beautiful buildings, a busy nightlife and restaurants. Go on an adventure along the narrow streets and discover the pleasant surprises of this city.


Biarritz, the city where the Atlantic Ocean always shows her beauty. One can find great beaches, sometimes huge waves and a climate which is great for swimmers as well as surfers. Biarritz is seen as the surfing capital of Europe, with good reason: in 1957 the first European surfers went surfing those waves.

Stroll along the promenade, enjoy an ice cream at one of the terraces, and go shopping in the downtown area.

In the lovely coastal surroundings, thanks to the mild climate, you can play golf or relax in the various thallasso-centres.


In Saint-Jean-de-Luz, you can enjoy the sea and discover the countryside. The geographical location is ideal for those who love adventure: visit the beaches, harbour, rivers, forests, valleys and mountains. Plunge into its history and historical sites. Go look at crafts, local products and eat out at one of the many restaurants. Visit the railway at 'La Rhune', the first mountain of the Pyrenees' chain.

Corniche Basque

Between Saint Jean de Luz and Hendaye you find a coastal area called 'Corniche Basque', this protected area is known for its steep cliffs, diverse nature and breathtaking views: the Basque coast, the ocean, the Pyrenees (la Rhune) and the Spanish coast .

This region is known among surfers because of the 'Belharra-Perdun' waves of 8 to 15 metres, which occur about once a year.


Hendaye is located in the Basque Country next to the Spanish border. It has a beach which is recommended for smaller children.