Anse Vinaigri

A shady beach with a protected cove, Anse Vinaigri is popular among families for its safe waters and relatively small size (making it easy to watch the children). The beach is also a nice place for wildlife viewers, as in the morning the cove is populated with lobster, fish, and their predators.

Positioned on the southeastern edge of the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, 1.5 miles east-southeast of Gosier, Anse Vinaigri is on the South West edge of Grande-Terre. You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Though Anse Vinaigri is not a particularly quiet beach, you'll find that it gets a lot less visitors than many of Guadeloupe's beaches. So, though it isn't Guadeloupe most isolated stretch of sand, this beach will have much less traffic to dodge during, say, a romantic walk along the water.

How to Access The Beach

Taking Route N-4 South from Pointe-a-Pitre, visitors will need to turn right onto Route de l'Habitation once entering the Dampierre region. Taking that road south will lead you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The small beach is distinguished by the dam that was made, creating a cove protected from rough waves. In addition their are several palm trees and tropical vegetation on the beach, though they are well maintained.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Anse Vinaigri is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Bitasyon. It's not far from the shores at Anse Vinaigri, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Vinaigri
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 1.5 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 1.5 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 1.5 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 1.6 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 2.5 mi. W Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 2.8 mi. NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Anse Vinaigri is very close to Pointe A Pitre, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Pointe A Pitre is the closest city and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is a quick trip away, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest options are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Anse Vinaigri
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 1.7 mi. WNW Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 2.4 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 2.5 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 2.6 mi. W Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 2.6 mi. W Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Coco Kafé. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Anse Vinaigri
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coco Kafé (059) 093-6302 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fast Grill (059) 091-2741 American Very Casual -- --
La Kaz à Loulouz (059) 084-6455 Creole -- -- --
La Langouste des Iles (059) 084-8228 Creole Fine Dining -- --
Pinkberries (059) 021-8626 French Very Casual -- --
Safari Pizza (069) 047-9279 Italian Very Casual -- --
Thimy’s (059) 020-6273 Japanese Very Casual -- --
Gosier Restaurant & Bar (590) 590-8787 ext. 72 Creole Fine Dining 1.7 mi. WNW
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --
Les Fourneaux de Saint Félix (059) 090-1602 Creole, French Fine Dining 2.5 mi. W
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. WNW
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 3.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Anse Vinaigri doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Petite Havre, which is home to plenty of activity. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Anse du Mont. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Pointe des Salines, located only a short distance away.

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Anse Vinaigri offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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