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.

Positioned on the island of Grande-Terre, 1.3 miles west-southwest of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. It's often said that Anse Fontaine is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you find that you enjoy beach days which offer visitors an idyllic haven, then a good choice for you is Anse Fontaine; it's located in a more natural part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Gratel, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Guadeloupe, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is three miles away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 section of Grande-Terre to Anse Fontaine is Anse-Bertrand. This location is just one and a quarter miles from the shore, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This area of Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the closest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Anse Fontaine on Grande-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Arawak Beach, an additional spot which offers plenty of peace and tranquility. Visitors to Guadeloupe will find Arawak Beach to be captivatingly beautiful with its tropical palms and protected waters. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Anse Lavolvaine may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a mile to the south west.

You might also want to visit Anse Bertrand, located within a couple of miles. 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.

You may find that Anse Fontaine is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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