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 coast of Grande-Terre. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. You will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, as the beach and its surrounding region is not extremely crowded.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Every nation has its own cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the best places to enjoy the local fare is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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.

Tucked away, Anse Bertrand plus its offering of amenities and services are sure to be a good choice among anyone looking to escape from the crowded shores, since it happens to be found in a peaceful region. Because of this, there's little need to consider what time you show up, since there's only a small chance that you need to deal with the other visitors who will also want access to the comforts that are available.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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

Historical attractions such as Beauport Pays de la Canne offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Anse Bertrand, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is easily within the range of a cab from this site of historical significance.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 shore, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Anse-Bertrand is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Food

Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown 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

Anse Bertrand isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grande-Terre.

You may also want to consider Anse Laborde, located a mile to the northeast. Surf enthusiasts and experienced locals enjoy the tumultuous surf at Anse Laborde.

You may find that Anse Bertrand 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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