Ondres is situated 10 Km South from Hossegor, and 10
Km. North from Bayonne. On the top of the sand dune there is located a
cafeteria, a bar, a couple other small shags including the surf
There is a strong
beach break. It did not look inviting for a beginner point of view. The
experienced however seemed to enjoy it in full, and the beach was not
crowded by end of September, even if it was a nice sunny day.
There were no life
guard service on the beach by end of September. Actually I think
swimming is prohibited when the guard is not on station. This does not
apply to surfers.
Being near the big
city of Bayonne, you start to get the feel that you need to keep a good
aye on your belongings. Signs are warning you not to leave any valuables
in the car.
There are several
camping sires in the area. One particular is worth mentioning. It is
situated in very nice surroundings and open all year. Camping du
It is easy to
find. If you arrive by the N10 from Hossegor to Ondres, you will see a
sign to turn right at the first stoplight in
Ondres. Follow the sign and you get
there after a kilometre. You have to climb a steep hill and pass a
narrow road. With a mega size camper or caravan, or underpowered car it
could be difficult.