Anse des Chateaux

Located on a long point, Anse des Chateaux is the easternmost beach on mainland Guadeloupe. Its unique location means that even with its small cove, the beach is bombarded by high winds and waters rougher than most on the island; making it top spot for surfers on the island.

Positioned on the island of Grande-Terre, 6.7 miles east of Saint-Francois, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Anse des Chateaux is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Guadeloupe may provide just as many amenities as Anse des Chateaux, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
The Highway D-118 actually ends at the beach, and is the best way to get there. If you drive yourself, there is ample parking. Just be sure to bring your own food and drinks, you will not find much here nor in the surrounding area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is clear of any amenities or vegetation, making it not much more than a stretch of sand. As you head out into the ocean, you'll be faced with waves and choppy waters that are fun to swim in. However, this is not a beach to swim too far out in, as it is not too far from open seas and currents can be dangerous.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Anse des Chateaux.

Tourist hoping to take advantage of the amenities and services made available here, don't need to worry; Anse des Chateaux is found in a region which is generally free of many crowds. Thus failing to acquire an available amenity or service at the beach is not something you will have to go through when coming to the beach, regardless of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Anse des Chateaux is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

History-focused attractions such as Domaine de Zevallos are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse des Chateaux, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to go too far from the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse des Chateaux
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 6.0 W Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 6.7 W Grande-Terre
Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.9 SE None
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 9.0 WNW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 12.7 WNW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest region on Grande-Terre to Anse des Chateaux is Dubedou. This destination is only eight miles from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section in Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty good selection of lodging options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse des Chateaux
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 6.1 W Hotel
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie 6.1 W Hotel
La Plantation Resort 6.1 W Resort


You might not find any places to eat in the vicinity of this coastal destination, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Grande-Terre you might like besides Anse des Chateaux.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse Champagne, located a brief car or taxi trip away. On the other hand, Degrat offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located a quarter mile to the south-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Plage du Helleux, which is located seven miles away.

Guadeloupe has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Anse des Chateaux could end up a family favorite.


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