BEACH AND FOREST
Ondres is a small coastal town of 5000 inhabitants, very attached to its beach and pine forest. It is therefore also a seaside resort, category family & nature… The pine forest, historically exploited for wood, gables and resin, is discovered today on foot (marked trails), by bike (bike paths, velodrome) or even on horseback. More confidential than its neighbours (Biarritz, Hossegor, etc.), Ondres beach has all the necessary facilities: supervised swimming in the summer, surf schools, bar restaurants, camper area, etc. Above all, it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Landes dune cordon in the north, and the Basque mountain in the south.
The village stretches along the RD810 which leads to Bayonne. Alongside the town hall and the church, there is the school, the shops and services, the sports complex (pelota, squash…), the tourist office, the Capranie concert hall… not to mention the market square that comes alive every Sunday morning.
The avenue of the beach that connects the village to the ocean (3 km) is a long straight line lined with pines, oaks and mimosas, crossed by the cycle path Vélodyssée. The main sports facilities (stadium, tennis, hiking trails…) and tourist facilities (campsites, residence, bed and breakfast, etc.) line the route, which can be taken by car but also on foot, by bike or shuttle (summer).
Local associations watch over Gascon traditions: cow races, Basque pelota, lively meals, parties and concerts… like the famous Bergers du Seignanx (traditional dances on the ground and stilts).