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.
Positioned near the heart of Ste. Anne, Anse de St-Anne is on the South edge of Grande-Terre. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Though Anse de St-Anne is not a particularly quiet beach, it's also not an overly crowded beach. So though this is not the most quiet part of Guadeloupe's coast, you'll be relatively undisturbed by rowdy beachgoers, should you decide to take a romantic stroll.
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.
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. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.
Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grande-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.
If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Musee du Costume et Tradition, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Musee du Costume et Tradition||Museum||7.3||W||Grande-Terre|
|Aquarium de la Guadeloupe||Aquarium||7.4||W||Grande-Terre|
Anse de St-Anne is close to Pointe A Pitre, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——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 the beach, Pointe A Pitre is located roughly nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Travelers looking to find a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the following table.
|Club Med - 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|
|Hotel Eden Palm||--||--||Hotel|
|Hôtel Petit Havre||3.0 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Hotel Amaudo||4.3 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Hôtel Club Manganao||6.0 mi.||E||Resort|
|Le Golf Marine Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Le Grand bleu, which is not far off the beach at all.
A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.
|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||--||--|
There are other beaches on Grande-Terre you might like besides Anse de St-Anne.
If the exciting vibe at Anse de St-Anne is what you're looking for, consider checking out Anse du Belley, another destination with a good amount of excitement. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Anse Accul.
Another option worth considering is Bois Jolan, located a mile away.
Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Anse de St-Anne offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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