With its 3 km of gently sloping beaches, its water sheltered from sea currents and its many facilities for children, Hendaye is renowned for its commitment to families.

Why choose Hendaye with its “Famille Plus” label?

  • Accommodation designed with you in mind: Enjoy family-friendly accommodation, with special facilities for the little ones.
  • Activities for all ages: our resort is packed with activities to entertain every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest. Whether you enjoy water sports, family walks or relaxing on the beach, Hendaye has it all.
  • Safety first and foremost: Hendaye is committed to providing a safe environment for children, with supervised beaches, safe play areas and special attention to the peace and quiet of our apprentice tourists.
  • Family events: Throughout the year, Hendaye offers events specially designed for families. Festivals, entertainment and fun activities will brighten up your stay.
  • Child-friendly restaurants: Child-friendly restaurants with child-friendly menus are at your disposal, for successful family meals.

The Famille Plus label and the label-holders are committed to doing everything they can to ensure that families and children are well looked after and have a great vacation!
To consolidate its positioning as a family destination, Hendaye has been displaying the national “Famille Plus” label since 2018.

After submitting an application, a control audit was carried out, confirming that Hendaye met all the requirements of the standard.

This national label recognizes tourist destinations that guarantee a family-friendly welcome based on 6 commitments:

  • A personalized welcome for families,
  • Entertainment for all ages,
  • From the smallest to the largest, there’s a price for everyone,
  • Activities for young and old, to enjoy together or separately,
  • All shops and services at your fingertips,
  • Children pampered by our professionals.

Activities :

Leisure activities with the “Famille Plus” label have undertaken to comply with the following points:

  • Activities for families and/or children aged 3 to 12, adapted to each age group,
  • Activities supervised by qualified staff. Declared activity, insured, with adapted equipment,
  • Family-friendly prices (minimum discount for under-12s),
  • Families receive a description of the activity with prices.

Blocks to link Listing of cultural + nautical + beach club activities

Accommodation :

For parents and their children, the “Famille Plus” commitments:

  • Bedding adapted to children’s comfort and age,
  • Children’s equipment: bottle warmer (or microwave), baby bath, high chair…,
  • Indoor and/or outdoor games,
  • List of activities and events, including those covered by the “Famille Plus” scheme,
  • List of telephone numbers for doctors, pharmacies and emergency services,
  • Pricing policy tailored to families and children, discounts for children or foster children.

Blocks to link Listing campsites + furnished rentals + tourist residences

Catering :

List of “Famille Plus” restaurants.

Restaurateurs awarded the “Famille Plus” label have undertaken to comply with the following points:

  • Children’s menus,
  • Fast, efficient service,
  • High chairs and booster seats available,
  • A bottle or jar of food can be heated,
  • Indoor and/or outdoor play equipment,
  • Stroller accessibility (or storage space),
  • Coloring or welcome gift.

Play areas :

List of playgrounds.

Highlights :

A unique “Family Holidays” program all year round!
During the school vacations, fun is guaranteed!

No hesitation! Hendaye is the ideal destination for a great family vacation in the Basque Country!

  • Spring, All Saints’ Day: free activities every day during “Children’s Weeks”.
  • From July 10 to 12, “Hendaye fête l’été”: circus, street theater, dance, night parade
  • Every week in summer, musical parades, musicians, magicians…
  • Science and calligraphy workshops at Abbadi, The Château Observatoire
  • Not forgetting mini-golf, beach clubs and a merry-go-round…

And all year round :

  • Treasure hunt: follow in the footsteps of Balea, Hendaye’s whale, to find the treasure. Informations at the Tourist Office
  • reading and storytelling workshops at the multimedia library
  • Discovery outings on the Corniche Basque with the Centre Permanent d’Initiative à l’Environnement.
  • shows at the Mendi Zolan cultural center
  • indoor swimming pool, tree climbing, playgrounds, skate park, mountain bike track…

Take a look at our calendar to find the perfect event for the whole family.

Finally, to help parents and children prepare for their vacations, the Hendaye tourist office has a list of baby-sitters and information on accommodation in the town that offers a “baby kit” (high chair, bottle warmer, cot…).

Family guides :

Download the Famille Plus brochure + Guide des Petites Canailles