Anse Champagne

While the resort that once controlled access to the beach has since closed, Anse Champagne is still as popular as ever. Visitors can drive right up to the beach and explore not only the sand and waters of the beach, but some of the abandoned property that still stands, including a dock that is missing a few boards.

Located toward the eastern outskirts of Saint-Francois, Anse Champagne is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Though planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. You will find that beaches like Anse Champagne are some of the best options in Guadeloupe.

How to Access The Beach

Because of the resorts nearby, this area has decent roads that make driving easy. With roads and parking coming right up to the beach, getting to Anse Champagne is a breeze.

Amenities and Ambiance

Much of the effect that the resort had on the beach is still visible. However, without regular maintenance the beach is slowly being reclaimed by nature, with many palm trees and shrubs popping up from the sand. As stated, while the resort is closed, the beach is still very popular and you should expect to see other tourist if you plan a visit.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Anse Champagne, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are various types of dining experiences in Guadeloupe that visitors can partake in, but having a meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Anse Champagne is the ultimate convenience.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Domaine de Zevallos, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites near Anse Champagne.

If a visit to the Anse Champagne isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Champagne
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 0.3 NW Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 0.9 W Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 4.3 NW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 7.7 NW Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 7.8 NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest section on Grande-Terre to Anse Champagne is Dubedou. This interesting part of Grande-Terre is only three and a half miles away, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Dubedou is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent number of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Anse Champagne
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 0.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Résidence Les Boucaniers 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
Golf Village Hotel 0.6 mi. NW Resort
Le Golf Marine Hotel -- -- Hotel
La Plantation Resort 0.9 mi. N Resort
Hôtel Club Manganao 2.0 mi. W Resort
Hotel Amaudo 3.8 mi. W Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 4.2 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Eden Palm -- -- Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Au Widdy’s. The restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Champagne
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Au Widdy’s (069) 030-7011 Creole Informal 0.2 mi. W
Le Cosy (059) 083-1163 French Informal 0.3 mi. W
L'O (059) 083-1621 French Informal 0.3 mi. W
Le Birdy (059) 088-4187 French Fine Dining 0.4 mi. NNW
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. W
La Varangue (866) 559-3821 International Informal -- --
I.Pâtes (069) 074-1341 Italian Informal -- --
Iguane Café (059) 088-6137 African, Asian, Creole Informal -- --
L'Arobas (059) 088-7377 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Petite Crêperie (059) 090-2840 French Informal -- --
Le Métis Café (069) 053-8150 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Le Zagaya (059) 088-6721 Caribbean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Anse Champagne doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Anse Loquet, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located one and an eighth miles to the east. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Raisins Clairs is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Plage du Helleux, located one and a quarter miles to the west.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, so visiting Anse Champagne is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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