Hendaye, a privileged location for families looking for space and safety.

With water temperatures reaching 23°C at the height of summer, Hendaye is an ideal location for families looking for space and safety.
In 2019, Internet users ranked it the 4th most beautiful beach in France!

This beach is also a good compromise for both beginners and experienced surfers looking for a thrill.

Beach operators offer a range of services, including tent rental, deckchairs and beach clubs for children. In summer, sandcastle competitions follow on from zumba classes and yoga initiations.


Discover Kalilo, the totally free app for all the useful information you need about Hendaye’s beaches.

As well as practical details about your favorite beach, find out all you need to know about surveillance hours, accessibility and available services (such as fast food, yacht clubs, etc.).

This application, offered by the Basque Country Community, is regularly updated with fresh data throughout the day.

pavillon bleu hendaye

Blue Flag since 2021

A true benchmark since 1985, the Blue Flag is awarded every year to towns and marinas that have an ongoing policy of sustainable tourism development.

Blue Flag winners in France and around the world are committed to limiting the impact of tourism and maritime activities on the environment and conserving resources.

In 2021, the juries have selected 194 winning communes in France… including Hendaye (for the Grande Plage and the 2 Jumeaux)!

Hendaye beach has been offering A-quality bathing water for several years.

Analyses deployed along the coast provide results within 3 hours, before bathing areas open. If the analysis result shows a possible deterioration, a new sample is taken in the morning to check the evolution of the situation. The results are available on the Ministry of Health website:

The Kalilo app is essential for all the useful information you need about Hendaye’s beaches.

And it’s getting rave reviews from holidaymakers on social networks!

Good to know

A pair of beach mediators has taken up their duties. Missions :

  • a reminder that dogs are not allowed on the beach
  • ensure distance on the beach.

In summer, there are 2 pairs; in September, only one.

Focus on …

So that swimmers and surfers can coexist in good conditions, let’s respect the swimming areas!

Hendaye invites you to enjoy its beach, maintained daily in summer.

In 2024, bathing is supervised:

Grande Plage (from Sokoburu to rue des Eucalyptus) – +33 (0)

  • Weekends from May 8 to 12 (Ascension), May 18 to 20 (Pentecost), May 25 and 26, 2024: from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Weekends of June 1 and 2, June 8 and 9, June 15 and 16, 2024: from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Every day from Saturday, June 22, 2024 to September 15, 2024 (included), from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Weekends of September 21 and 22 and September 28 and 29, 2024: from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Weekends of October 5 and 6, october 12 and 13, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (weather permitting)
  • Every day during the All Saints’ vacation period, from October 19, 2024 to November 3, 2024 (included), from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (weather permitting).

Plage des 2 jumeaux (from the “Croisière” residence to Les 2 Jumeaux) –

  • Every day from July 1 to September 2, 2024 (included): 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Swimming is supervised only between the 2 signs surmounted by red and yellow flags and bearing the words “LIMITE DE BAIGNADE” (“SWIMMING LIMIT”).
Beaches are supervised by firefighters and 3 MNS-CRS (Maître Nageur Sauveteur des Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité).
Police officers will provide surveillance and security on Boulevard de la Mer and adjacent streets.

This year, HandiPlage, located on the beach “les deux jumeaux”, will be open from July 1 to August 31, welcoming the public from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The beach has an access mat (near the Grande Plage lifeguard station) suitable for people with reduced mobility (wheelchair users, the elderly, mothers with baby carriages, the visually impaired, etc.) and pedestrians.