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.

Located just outside the heart of the island of Basse-Terre, 5.4 miles north of Capesterre, Anse de Sable is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Anse de Sable may be a little bit out of the way, 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.

If you're not fond of dining in the sand, picnic tables can be found for you to eat on instead.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Anse de Sable. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests seeking a relaxing spot in the shade will not be disappointed. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Beach-goers who are hoping to utilize the comforts made available at this beach, will like this news; Anse de Sable is situated in a region that is rarely overpopulated. Thus straining to acquire an available amenity at Anse de Sable is not a thing you will be forced to do when arriving at the beach, in spite of if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Anse de Sable is on the East coast of Basse-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Aux Milles Fruits, which is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Bitasyon. This museum is relatively near Anse de Sable, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 very close to Pointe A Pitre, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Pointe A Pitre is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Pointe A Pitre is a car ride off, about eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a decent range of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area around Anse de Sable. The closest of which have been listed in the following table.

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


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this beach, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Anse de Sable.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse Sarlassone, situated a short taxi ride away. On the other hand, Petit Bourg could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located three miles to the north-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Salee, located just a cab ride away.

Guadeloupe has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Anse de Sable is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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