Anse de St-Anne

Popular and easy to reach, Anse de Sainte Anne is one of the major tourist destinations in the area. Swimmers will appreciate the calm clear waters thanks to the three sandbars that extend into the ocean, and land dwellers will love the variety of sun soaked and shaded areas.

Located near the heart of Ste. Anne, Anse de St-Anne is on the South edge of Grande-Terre. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Guadeloupe might enjoy stopping by Anse de St-Anne for a few hours. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
Travelers will not even have to leave the city to reach the beach; all they have to do is drive (or walk) south. Drivers will be able to choose from a variety of parking options.

Amenities and Ambiance

Visitors to the beach will be joined by a large mix of other guests, including swimmers, sun bathers, kayakers, and boaters, all of whom find refuge at Anse de Sainte Anne. Its proximity to the city allows people to easily come and go, meaning that this beach is popular throughout the entirety of the day.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Anse de St-Anne on the South coast of Grande-Terre; this area boasts other attractions such as Casino de la Marina, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Musee du Costume et Tradition, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse de St-Anne
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino de la Marina Casino 7.2 E Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 7.3 W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 7.4 W Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 7.4 W Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 7.4 W Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Pointe A Pitre is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Anse de St-Anne, Pointe A Pitre is a little ways off, maybe nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you and your party are looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Anse de St-Anne.

Accommodations near Anse de St-Anne
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Caravelle 0.8 mi. N Resort
Village Club Sainte-Anne 0.8 mi. NE Resort
La Toubana Hotel Spa 1.4 mi. W Resort
Hôtel Petit Havre 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 3.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Hotel Amaudo 4.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 6.0 mi. E Resort
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- Hotel
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 7.5 mi. W Hotel

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Grand bleu, which is only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Anse de St-Anne
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Grand bleu 59 5 90 88 25 78 Creole, French Informal 1.4 mi. W
Eden Palm Restaurant (33) 05 90 88 48 48 Creole, French Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Grande-Terre has many beaches, so Anse de St-Anne is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse du Belley, which is generally a pretty popular beach. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Anse Accul may be a good choice.

Vacationers may also want to visit Bois Jolan, located within a couple of miles.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, Anse de St-Anne is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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