Anse du Belley

Anse du Belley may not be one of the most popular beaches in Guadeloupe, though it is known as one of the best places to fly a kite, with kite flying companies located in the area. Regardless of the kites though, the beach still as sand, water, and sun; and less crowds may be a plus, especially if staying popular Sainte Anne.

Located on the island of Grande-Terre, near Ste. Anne, Anse du Belley is on the South coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Anse du Belley stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach

Taking the Highway N-4 Northeast out of Sainte Anne will take you right by the beach. After you get out of the city, just stay in the right lane and take the dirt road exit after passing Pierre and Vacances on the right.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Anse du Belley offers a calm and serene environment, as the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse du Belley is 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're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Domaine de Zevallos, which is within taxi range away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse du Belley
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino de la Marina Casino 6.2 E Grande-Terre
Rhum Damoiseau Tour Distillery 6.7 N Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 6.7 N Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 6.7 NE Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 6.9 N Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest section of Grande-Terre to Anse du Belley is Ste. Anne. Ste. Anne is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Anse du Belley will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty touristed area, it shouldn't be that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For visitors hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the closest options to Anse du Belley.

Accommodations near Anse du Belley
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village Club Sainte-Anne 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Club Med - La Caravelle -- -- Resort
Hotel Eden Palm -- -- Hotel
La Toubana Hotel Spa 2.5 mi. WSW Resort
Village De Sainte Anne -- -- Hotel
Hotel Amaudo 3.2 mi. E Hotel
Hôtel Petit Havre -- -- Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 5.0 mi. E Resort
Le Golf Marine Hotel -- -- Hotel
Résidence Les Boucaniers -- -- Hotel

Food

While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Eden Palm Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Anse du Belley
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Eden Palm Restaurant (33) 05 90 88 48 48 Creole, French Informal -- --
Le Grand bleu 59 5 90 88 25 78 Creole, French Informal 2.4 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Grande-Terre will have lots of options besides Anse du Belley.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse de St-Anne, another area that provides plenty of time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Anse al Jacques.

You might also want to visit Bois Jolan, another great Guadeloupe beach site.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, Anse du Belley is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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