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.

Located in Anse-Bertrand, this beach is on the North West edge of Grande-Terre. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Anse Bertrand is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Anse Bertrand at all, it's worth a try. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Anse Bertrand. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see the underwater world. 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.

Secluded away, Anse Bertrand plus its conveniences are a safe choice among visitors that hope to get away from the crowds, since it is located inside a quiet part of Guadeloupe. With this in mind, no matter what time you visit, since there is a pretty small chance that you need to vie with other guests who will be needing access to the conveniences that are there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. It is close to Gratel, which is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is four miles away.

If a visit to the Anse Bertrand isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 on Grande-Terre to this beach is Anse-Bertrand. This location is just a half mile from the beach, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This part in Guadeloupe is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Anse Bertrand is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Food

Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grande-Terre, so if Anse Bertrand doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Anse Laborde, which is located within a short distance. Surf enthusiasts and experienced locals enjoy the tumultuous surf at Anse Laborde.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but Anse Bertrand is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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