Coastal path from Guethary to St Jean de luz. 

We arrived in Playa Mayarca around 16.30, about 2 and half hours drive from our home on the Bassin D’ Arcachon . We found a pitch at our favourite Camping Soubelet Plage and got set up.


We’re getting much faster at setting up camp, takes us around half an hour. I think it’s a good idea to bring the first nights dinner ready cooked so it just needs reheating, it avoids going shopping when we’d much rather be swimming or walking. Traditionally I make mince and tatties but had a change and made a bolognese sauce instead.

After dinner we went to the Bimbam for a glass of wine and to watch the magnificent sunset.

The next morning we set off on our walk to Hendaye, as usual it just kept getting hotter and hotter. I’d never been so happy to see the bay of St. Jean de luz, luckily we’d brought swimming gear and so headed straight into the sea, it was perfect.It’s not a difficult walk there’s a few hilly bits but nothing to worry about.  It’s 25 kms from Bidart to Hendaye so it’s a good idea to use public transport one way preferably to come back so you can get the best views of the distant mountains, la Rhune, the Three Crowns and the Jaizkibel.If you don’t fancy doing all the walk at once there are plenty of entry points along the way. Each portion of the walk has its own special charm and you never lose sight of the ocean. You can find plenty of information on the hendaye -tourism.fr website and the guethary-tourism.fr website. 

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