Petite Havre

A small bay with a bit of shade, this beach is especially loved by fishermen, but it is secluded and great for snorkeling as well.

Positioned in the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, in the same general area as Gosier, Petite Havre is on the South coast of Grande-Terre. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Petite Havre might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach

If you're traveling from Pointe-a-Pitre, take the road to Saint Francois and drive through Mare Gaillard following the main road. When you reach Plage du Petit Havre, take a right, then two immediate rights after that.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grande-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is among the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Bitasyon. It's not far from the shores at Petite Havre, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite Havre
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.9 mi. W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 2.0 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 2.9 mi. W Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 3.3 mi. WNW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest options are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Petite Havre
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 2.2 mi. WNW Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 2.9 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 3.0 mi. W Resort


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Coco Kafé. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for serving seafood.

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

Restaurants near Petite Havre
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 2.2 mi. WNW
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --
Les Fourneaux de Saint Félix (059) 090-1602 Creole, French Fine Dining -- --
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 3.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

Grande-Terre has several beautiful beaches, so if Petite Havre doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Anse Vinaigri, a beach which also offers ample peace and seclusion. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Ilet du Gosier is just right.

You might also want to visit Pointe des Salines, another great beach choice in Guadeloupe.

You may find that Petite Havre is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.


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