Campsite near Fontarrabia
Campsite Berrua, 28 km from Fontarrabia
It takes only 35 minutes to reach the city centre of Fontarrabie from the Berrua Campsite in Bidart by taking the A63 motorway to the Spanish border.
Slightly longer but also more pleasant, the coastal route takes you through Hendaye then cross the Bidasoa River to Irun.
You will reach Fontarrabia in just over 40 minutes.
Fontarrabie, or Hondarribia in Basque, is the Spanish port town opposite Hendaye at the mouth of the Bidasoa River.
Its traditional fishing port, its vocation as a seaside resort and its old walled town make it an essential destination during your stay in the Basque Country. Two historic districts of
Fontarrabie are especially worth visiting: the old walled centre and the Portua district with its colourful fishermen’s houses.
The old walled town, built on a rocky promontory, is entirely listed. It retains its moat, ramparts and walls, access gates and cobbled streets. The houses of the medieval town are distinguished by their wrought iron balconies. The whole of the old town is dominated by the castle of Charles V.
The old part of Fontarrabia has many remarkable buildings, including the Zuloaga palace, the Casadevante house and the Santa María de la Asunción church. The fishermen’s quarter is picturesque, authentic and very lively, where you can enjoy a drink or tapas on the terrace.
Located between the mouth of the Bidasoa River and the walled city, it has traditional Basque houses and a festive atmosphere.
The area is full of bars and restaurants that make Fontarrabie a reference point for Basque gastronomy.
The 800 metres of beach in Fontarrabie Bay are also very pleasant for families. The seafront promenade runs along the beach to the old port.