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.

Set in 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 should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the closest sites of historical significance near Anse Vinaigri.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 near Pointe A Pitre, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Pointe A Pitre is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Pointe A Pitre is just up the road, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

There is a pretty good assortment of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Anse Vinaigri. The most accessible of which have been listed 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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Coco Kafé. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown 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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Anse Vinaigri.

You may also like Petite Havre, a popular beach beloved by tourists. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Anse du Mont is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Pointe des Salines, located within a couple of miles.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Anse Vinaigri could end up a family favorite.


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