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.

Situated 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 coast of Grande-Terre. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers will find that, while Anse Vinaigri is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of Guadeloupe's most crowded beaches. This makes it a good option for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Anse Vinaigri on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is a mile and a half to the west.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like The Bitasyon (one of the closest to Anse Vinaigri) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Guadeloupe's culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Pointe A Pitre is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre is not far away, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good selection of rooming options to pick from in the vicinity of Anse Vinaigri. The most convenient of which are listed in the table 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

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Coco Kafé. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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 -- --
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
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 2.6 mi. W
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 2.7 mi. W
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Grande-Terre will have lots of options besides Anse Vinaigri.

You may also want to try Petite Havre, which is generally a pretty popular beach. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Anse du Mont. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Pointe des Salines, located a mile and a half to the east.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, a trip to Anse Vinaigri could end up a family favorite.

 

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