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 island of Grande-Terre, 1.3 miles west-southwest of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. It's often said that Anse Fontaine is perfect for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Anse Fontaine, 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to go for sunny days that offer a quiet environment, then you may want to try Anse Fontaine; it is tucked away within a less urban area of Grande-Terre.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Gratel, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is only a brief cab ride away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest 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 region on Grande-Terre to Anse Fontaine is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is only one and a quarter miles away, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Anse-Bertrand is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

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

Food

While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table 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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Anse Fontaine on Grande-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Arawak Beach, another place which provides ample 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, you might find that Anse Lavolvaine is just right. You'll find it a mile to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Bertrand, located only a short distance 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, and Anse Fontaine offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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