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 on the eastern edge of Saint-Francois, Anse Champagne is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. You may notice that beaches throughout Guadeloupe tend to be pretty quiet, but Anse Champagne is the exception.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Anse Champagne. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Guadeloupe, but eating at the beach can be especially enjoyable. 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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will also have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors seeking a shaded area to relax will get their wish. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse Champagne is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Le Maison du Crabe Museum, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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 nearest section on Grande-Terre to Anse Champagne is Dubedou. This interesting part of Grande-Terre is just three and a half miles from the shore, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Dubedou is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within driving distance. Some of the closest choices have been displayed 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

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Au Widdy’s is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Creole cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Grande-Terre besides Anse Champagne.

You may also like Anse Loquet, which is in a pretty active location. It is located one and an eighth miles to the east. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Raisins Clairs. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Plage du Helleux, located within a short distance.

Maybe Anse Champagne is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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