Anse Bertrand

The Anse Bertrand beach is not only rich in scenic tropical beauty, but also in history as well. There are cemetaries nearby with some of the oldest tombs on the island. Watersports lovers can also head out for the warm ocean waters, which are wonderful for aquatic activities, especially for surfers.

Situated in Anse-Bertrand, this beach is on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. It's often said that Anse Bertrand is perfect for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Most other beaches in Guadeloupe may provide just as many amenities as Anse Bertrand, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Betrand is tucked away in the northern most village, now a fishing village, of Guadeloupe. These small but stunningly beautiful coves contain lush green coconut trees, which just enhance the beach's already gorgeous tropical scenery. You can often spot colorful fishing and sail boats skimming the coastline.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One truly memorable place to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. The ambiance of Anse Bertrand beach is that of a sleepy little stretch of sand, that is until the weekend comes. Then these shores are a great place to take that special someone.

Anse Bertrand's immediate surroundings are not near many tourist spots. Thus struggling to locate an open amenity here is not something you will have to go through when coming to the beach, despite what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse Bertrand is on the North West coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Gratel, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

History-focused attractions such as Beauport Pays de la Canne are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Anse Bertrand, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Guadeloupe's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, you'll find this spot easily reached by taking a cab from this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Bertrand
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gratel Museum 3.8 S Grande-Terre
Beauport Pays de la Canne Historical Site 3.9 S Grande-Terre
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 6.4 S Grande-Terre
Monument to Liberty Monument 6.6 S Grande-Terre
Chemins de Mangrove Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 13.7 S Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Grande-Terre to this beach is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is only a half mile from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Anse-Bertrand is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Food

Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. Le Château de Feuilles is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Anse Bertrand
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Château de Feuilles (059) 022-3030 Creole, French 0.2 mi. E Grande-Terre

Other Beaches

Grande-Terre has several beautiful beaches, so Anse Bertrand is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Laborde, which is located a mile to the northeast. Surf enthusiasts and experienced locals enjoy the tumultuous surf at Anse Laborde.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Anse Bertrand is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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