The Spanish part of the Basque Country on the Bay of Biscay is fundamentally different from the French part. Rugged cliffs with spruce and eucalyptus forests stand in complete contrast to the endless pine forests and sandy beaches of the French Atlantic coast. The climate here is also much wetter than in France, longer rains are quite common. Between San Sebastian and Bilbao the B-3234 winds along the Spanish north coast. The steep coast forces the road to tight curves, which can be quite a challenge with the van. More than 30 km/h are rarely possible here, whereby the local road users like to prove their home advantage by daring overtaking manoeuvres.
Behind a bend, the bay of Laga suddenly opens up and reveals a sandy beach about 300 metres long, surrounded by steep rocks and bordered by a small dune. Behind it is a parking lot, peppered with signs prohibiting camping and staying overnight in a van. However, the many surfers who have set up camp here are obviously not deterred by this. The place is well suited to stay a little longer, there are showers on the beach and in the adjacent restaurant you can use the toilets when buying an espresso. The bay is relatively lonely. There are a few small villages and towns in the vicinity, such as Lekeitio with the lighthouse at the Cap of Santa Catalina.