Anse de Nogent

Located in a more residential area of Guadeloupe, Abse de Nogent is often free of tourist and is a great option for anyone looking for an alternative that is not as crowded as some of the more popular beaches. However, this seclusion comes at a price; you should not expect to find any amenities or official parking anywhere near the beach.

Located near the heart of Plessis Nogent, Anse de Nogent is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Anse de Nogent stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
Anse de Nogent is easily accessible by car, as it's town is located right off Highway N-2, right at the northern-most point on Western Guadeloupe.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse de Nogent is a natural beach and does not receive regular maintenance. Still, it is clean, and the sparkling water is on par with the tourist heavy beaches. Swimmers will be able to take a dip in areas of the beach that feature both rough and calm water, as well as areas where the rivers and the ocean meet.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Anse de Nogent, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Every location around the world has its own unique cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most memorable places to experience the local specialties 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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you usually go for sunny days which offer a calm environment, then a good choice for you is Anse de Nogent; it is located within a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse de Nogent is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North coast of Basse-Terre. It is close to Jardin Créole, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Ecomusée CréoleArt (one of the closest to Anse de Nogent) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Guadeloupe.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse de Nogent
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 2.7 SE Basse-Terre
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site 3.6 SW Basse-Terre
Ecomusée CréoleArt Museum 3.9 S Basse-Terre
Distillerie Reimonenq Operating Distillery 4.0 SE Basse-Terre
Musee du Rhum Museum 4.0 SE Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Basse-Terre to Anse de Nogent is Plessis Nogent. This interesting part of Basse-Terre is just a quarter mile from the shore, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This part of Guadeloupe is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Anse de Nogent will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse de Nogent
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The African Regent Hotel 1.4 mi. SE Cottages
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Caraibes Royal 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Caraib Bay Hotel 4.2 mi. SW Lodge
Tendacayou 4.9 mi. SW Lodge
Le Rayon Vert 6.8 mi. SW Hotel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their salads.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Anse de Nogent
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 3.3 mi. WSW
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 4.2 mi. SW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 4.2 mi. SW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 4.2 mi. SW
The Red Fish (059) 028-4272 Caribbean, French Informal 4.9 mi. SW
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 5.0 mi. SW
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 5.0 mi. SW
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 5.0 mi. SW
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 5.0 mi. SW
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 5.0 mi. SW
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 5.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Basse-Terre, and Anse de Nogent is just one option.

You may also want to consider Anse Vinty, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Anse de Nogent 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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