La corniche

Explore the Basque Corniche

The Basque Corniche is a protected natural area about ten kilometers long, which stretches along the Ciboure coast in Hendaye.
The territory of Urrugne alone comprises 6 km of corniche.
Contrasting, this protected site is remarkable for its rocky creeks and steep cliffs, as well as for the rich biodiversity of its moors and meadows overlooking the ocean. The exceptional landscapes of the Basque Corniche can be discovered on foot by walking along the coastal path.
There is an exceptional point of view on the Atlantic.
Near the castle-observatory Abbadia on the heights of Hendaye, the House of Corniche offers a multimedia exhibition and many workshops and events to learn more about and understand the specificities and riches of this unique natural space. Located less than 5 kilometers from the campsite Larrouleta, the Basque Corniche can be reached in less than 20 minutes by bike.
If you want to reach the coastal path by car or bike before you walk, go to the Socoa market car park, and start the hike along the Untxin north and then following the edge of the Road to the Corniche.
You can also go directly to the site of the Corniche d'Urrugne where a small car park is set up, and cross a portion of the path to Urrugne-Socoa, or to Hendaye to enjoy a unique view of the Pyrenees.

Little Ireland!

For nature lovers or for a family outing, the corniche is a very nice walk along the cliffs of the road that leads from Socoa to Hendaye. It has a beautiful view and a lot of secrets about the local flora and fauna.
For activities related to this coastal road, you can consult the website CPIE-Basque Euskal