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.

Situated in Saint-Francois, Anse Champagne is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Anse Champagne. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to sample the local fare 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. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Anse Champagne does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will also have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Anse Champagne is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. It is near Golf de St-Francois, which is among the favorite local destinations.

Historic attractions, including Domaine de Zevallos, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Anse Champagne, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to stray too far from the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 nearest area on Grande-Terre to Anse Champagne is Dubedou. This location is just three and a half miles from the coast, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This part in Guadeloupe is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the following list.

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
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- 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
Village Club Sainte-Anne 7.3 mi. W Resort

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Anse Champagne; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Au Widdy’s. This restaurant serves Creole cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Of course, Anse Champagne is just one of many beaches you might like on Grande-Terre.

If the active mood at Anse Champagne is what you're looking for, think about heading to Anse Loquet, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located one and an eighth miles to the east. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Raisins Clairs may be a good choice. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Plage du Helleux, located within a short distance.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Anse Champagne is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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