Anse de Sable

As one of the few grey beaches on Guadeloupe, Anse de Sable is popular among sightseers, especially those who enjoy seeing unique beaches. However, and perhaps luckily, as most visitors are on the lookout for white sand, Anse de Sable is rarely crowded, complimented further by its large size. Another draw of the beach is its rougher waters, a big plus for surfers tired of calm tropical waters.

Situated on the island of Basse-Terre, 5.4 miles north of Capesterre, Anse de Sable is on the East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just beautiful, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Anse de Sable may be a bit off the beaten path, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

How to Access The Beach
Anse de Sable is in a mainly residential section of the island, though is easily reached by car. The main road in Plage de St. Clair that heads Southeast will take you right to the beach's main entrance which has plenty of space for parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

As the grey sand stretches along the coast, visitors will not come across much, save trees and rocks.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

A lesser known beach, Anse de Sable as well as its offering of conveniences are a popular choice for travelers that plan to spend some time away from the busy beaches and crowded shores since it happens to be found inside a laid-back region. With that fact in mind, no matter what part of the day you decide to come, as there's only a very little chance you be forced to vie with the other beach-goers who might want access to the amenities and services that can be located here.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Basse-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Aux Milles Fruits, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Historical attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse de Sable, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Anse de Sable
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aux Milles Fruits Fruit and Tree Nut Farm 0.3 W Basse-Terre
Moreau Falls Waterfall 2.3 W Basse-Terre
Distillerie Montebello Operating Distillery 4.2 NW Basse-Terre
Distillerie Montebello Tour Distillery 4.2 NW Basse-Terre
Karukera Distillery Operating Distillery 5.1 S Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

Anse de Sable is in the Pointe A Pitre area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Pointe A Pitre, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Anse de Sable, Pointe A Pitre is found maybe eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a pretty nice variety of hotels and resorts to pick from near Anse de Sable. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse de Sable
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hôtel Fleur d’Epée 6.9 NNE Resort
Mahogany Hotel Residence 7.0 NE Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 7.1 NE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Anse de Sable isn't the only beach worth visitng on Basse-Terre.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse Sarlassone, situated a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Petit Bourg could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it three miles to the north-northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Salee, which is located nine miles to the south.

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Anse de Sable is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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