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Bidart is a traditional Basque village by the sea between Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz. The first mention of the parish of Bidart dates back to the XNUMXth century, and its name comes from "Bide Artean", which means "at the crossroads". The Sainte Madeleine and Saint Joseph chapels, as well as its old church, are landmarks particularly venerated by pilgrims along Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. Thanks to its proximity to the ocean, Bidart's economy was originally based on whaling, fishing and boat building. Towards the end of the XNUMXth century, Bidart focused on meeting the demand of the growing tourism industry. Since then, countless locals and visitors have been charmed by this charming little Basque village with its wild charm thanks to its tree-lined cliffs and pristine beaches.

Things to do

Bidart is full of addresses and interesting outdoor activities. To begin with, there is a Brive market where you can find a variety of local produce on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings during the summer months. Elissaldia is a great place to have a coffee. Our favorite restaurants in Bidart represent must-see addresses The Pizzeria et The Red Veil to enjoy a meal or an aperitif by the sea. You can't go wrong with a brunch at The Poached Egg, and if you are looking for an ideal place to have an aperitif, go to Fronton Bar with a breathtaking view of the Basque mountains. La Licorne is the disco not to be missed if you want to dance to music from the 80s. The remarkable panoramic walks in Bidart such as La Chapelle, the coastal path and Erretegia will undoubtedly seduce you.

Bidart is also known for its surfing. The coastline of Bidart is made up of rocky coves each with their own particularities, which means that you have variety. There is something for all types of surfers in Bidart. There are slower waves for beginners and longboarders, and faster for advanced shortboarders. Generally speaking, the best time to surf in Bidart is just outside of the peak summer period, which means May / June and September to November. The swell is constant, the water is warmer and there are fewer people. The main spots are Ilbarritz, the Royal Pavilion, Erretegia, Bidart center, Uhabia and Parlementia, which straddles Bidart and Guéthary.

Hiking and cycling are other popular activities in and around Bidart. Its idyllic setting and its proximity to the mountains make it an ideal place for lovers of the great outdoors.

Overview of the Bidart real estate market

Considering that Bidart is primarily based on the tourism market, it is not surprising that 48% of the homes in Bidart are second homes. Real estate in Bidart consists of contemporary seaside villas, charming traditional private residences in the residential areas of Bidart, and small houses and apartments in the city center.

Whether you want to buy or sell real estate in Bidart, our team at O'Plus Immobilier will be happy to assist you throughout your real estate process. O'Plus Immobilier agents are passionate about photography and have the ability to make your home stand out not only with professional photographs, but also drone images and 3-dimensional virtual tours.