Anse Fontaine

It is not often that you can find a beach that is secluded, easily reached, and a prime example of a tropical beach of paradise; however, Anse Fontaine is just that. For those willing to make a little journey, the beach offers shimmering sands, clear water, and a calm, private cove. That's it though, so be sure to bring everything you need, as you will not find many amenities anywhere nearby.

Located on the northwestern side of the island of Grande-Terre, 1.3 miles west-southwest of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Anse Fontaine.

How to Access The Beach
As stated, for all that the beach offers in beauty and privacy, it also happens to be relatively easy to reach. Not too far from the town of Anse Bertrand, travelers leaving that area can simply take the coastal road west, which will take them past several beaches, including Anse Fontiane. The road is dirt, and can be a little ill-maintained at times, so a vehicle capable of a little off-roading can be a good thing.

Amenities and Ambiance

As a small inlet, Anse Fontaine is protected from the rough waters that batter the coast directly adjacent to the beach. This creates a great opportunity for safe swimming while the soft sand and privacy makes it great for sunbathing and a nap.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you like beach days which offer visitors a relaxing environment, then you will want to try Anse Fontaine; it's hidden away within a much quieter part of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Anse Fontaine is on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Gratel, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as Beauport Pays de la Canne provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Anse Fontaine, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot just a quick taxi trip away from this interesting historical site.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Fontaine
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gratel Museum 3.0 S Grande-Terre
Beauport Pays de la Canne Historical Site 3.2 S Grande-Terre
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 6.0 SSE Grande-Terre
Monument to Liberty Monument 6.3 SSE Grande-Terre
Chemins de Mangrove Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.9 S Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Grande-Terre to Anse Fontaine is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is only one and a quarter miles from the coast, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. This region in Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Fontaine
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Sinna Beach 2.9 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Le Relax -- -- Hotel


Although the area surrounding Anse Fontaine isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Anse Fontaine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Château de Feuilles (059) 022-3030 Creole, French 1.1 mi. NE Grande-Terre

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Grande-Terre will have lots of options besides Anse Fontaine.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Arawak Beach, which also provides sufficient quietude and peace. Visitors to Guadeloupe will find Arawak Beach to be captivatingly beautiful with its tropical palms and protected waters. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Anse Lavolvaine is just right. It's found a mile to the south west.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse Bertrand, which is located a mile away. The convenient location and exotic atmosphere of the Anse Bertrand beach make this Guadeloupe a perfect stop for your island vacation. The beach has public access, so anyone can visit this beautiful cove, which is also easy to reach.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, visiting Anse Fontaine or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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