05 March 2023  |  Tourism, Holidays

Guéthary and Bidard, authentic villages in the heart of the Basque Coast

The Basque Country is highly appreciated for its friendly and warm atmosphere which makes this place a real haven of peace.


Guéthary is by its architecture a typical Basque village. Faithful to its past as a former whaling port, it remains focused on the Bay of Biscay with its small port, its world-famous surf spots, its seafood restaurants and its family beaches. Classified as a Remarkable Heritage Site with the preservation of architectural values, pelota and surfing, Basque songs, classical music and its jewel a sixteenth century church.

Learn to surf

With the many surf schools you can learn to surf in a group. The port of Guéthary with small fishing boats, very pleasant for walks at the foot of the ocean, with access to the beach of Parlementia, for a drink or lounging on beautiful sunny days.


Sports activities, cultural visits, gastronomic discoveries, group or private activities, guided or independent. You can also let yourself be lulled by the rhythm of the waves, the sound of the bells, the beautiful colors of the market or the views of the mountains.

Chapelle Sainte Madeleine

Not to be missed during your visit to Bidart, La Chapelle Sainte Madeleine offers an exceptional view of the ocean and the beaches.


Plage d'Erretegia

An ideal beach surrounded by flamboyant nature, offering the possibility of lounging on the beach or surfing.

Coastal path

The gateway is located in the heart of the Sensitive Natural Area of Erretegia in Bidart and is signposted for nearly 54 kilometers to Donostia-San Sebastian.

It is one of the best ways to discover the Basque Coast with remarkable views of the coast, with a great diversity of landscapes and terrains allowing everyone to find something for themselves.

A hike that alternates between paths, stairs, residential streets, the edge of the beach and cliffs.

Golf Attitude

On the Basque Coast between Biarritz and Saint-Jean de Luz, golf attitude offers a practice with one of the most beautiful views of the golf courses of the Basque Coast. It is a school approved by the International Golf Training Center of Ilbarritz. Amateurs and professionals can train and improve.

Walk in the heart of the village

Take the opportunity to stroll through the heart of the village and discover the beautiful traditional Basque houses. You stop in the shops, buy Espelette pepper or other Basque specialties such as Basque cakes.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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