Anse Kanouanne

More natural coast than beach, Anse Kanouanne is just one of a string of beaches that make up the southern coast of Guadeloupe's Southeast Point. With clear water and relatively free of waves, this area is a top snorkeling destination on the island.

Positioned on the eastern edge of the island of Grande-Terre, 2.0 miles east of downtown St. Francois, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Anse Kanouanne is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Guadeloupe may be just as beautiful, but are usually more cramped since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors to the beach will need to take Highway D-118, the main road of the Southeast Point. While the specific beach access road is unmarked, the string of beaches are accessible by any of the dirt roads off to right to the south of D-118.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Kanouanne is a small beach, really not much more than a strip of sand. However, its remoteness and wall of trees give it near absolute privacy from the world outside, making a prime beach for those looking to get away.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you usually desire coasts which offer visitors a calm experience, then you will want to try Anse Kanouanne; it is found in a much quieter part of Grande-Terre.

What's Nearby


Anse Kanouanne is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

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, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Kanouanne
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 1.6 W Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 2.3 W Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 5.1 NW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 8.6 NW Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 8.8 NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Grande-Terre to Anse Kanouanne is Dubedou. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is only four and a half miles away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This section of Guadeloupe is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent range of accommodation options to choose from in the area that encircles Anse Kanouanne. The closest of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Anse Kanouanne
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 1.7 mi. W Hotel
La Plantation Resort 1.8 mi. WNW Resort
Golf Village Hotel 1.8 mi. W Resort
Résidence Les Boucaniers 1.8 mi. W Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 3.5 mi. W Resort
Hotel Amaudo 5.3 mi. W Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 5.7 mi. W Hotel
Village Club Sainte-Anne 8.7 mi. W Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Le Birdy. This restaurant has French food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Kanouanne
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Birdy (059) 088-4187 French Fine Dining 1.6 mi. W
Au Widdy’s (069) 030-7011 Creole Informal 1.7 mi. W
La Varangue (866) 559-3821 International Informal -- --
Le Cosy (059) 083-1163 French Informal 1.8 mi. W
L'O (059) 083-1621 French Informal 1.8 mi. W
La Porte des Indes (059) 021-3087 Indian -- 1.9 mi. WNW
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 2.0 mi. W
I.Pâtes (069) 074-1341 Italian Informal -- --
Iguane Café (059) 088-6137 African, Asian, Creole Informal -- --
L'Arobas (059) 088-7377 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Petite Crêperie (059) 090-2840 French Informal -- --
Le Métis Café (069) 053-8150 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Grande-Terre besides Anse Kanouanne.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse Champagne, located within a mile or so. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Anse Loquet could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found a quarter mile to the west.

You may also want to consider Plage du Helleux, located two and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and Anse Kanouanne is just one of the many options.


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