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.

Located on the eastern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, 6.7 miles east of Saint-Francois, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Anse des Chateaux let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Anse des Chateaux.

Tucked away, Anse des Chateaux plus its amenities and services are likely to be a good choice among tourists looking to escape from the busy beaches, as it is situated inside a calm area. As such, it won't matter the time you arrive, since there's no big chance you need to deal with the hassle of possible other tourists who will also want access to the comforts that can be located here.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. Golf de St-Francois is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Le Maison du Crabe Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 part of Grande-Terre to Anse des Chateaux is Dubedou. This location is just eight miles away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Dubedou is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels within driving distance. A list of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

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


There aren't any restaurants right on this beach, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Anse des Chateaux doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse Champagne, situated a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Degrat may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a quarter mile to the south-southwest.

You might also want to visit Plage du Helleux, located seven miles to the west.

Anse des Chateaux could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.


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