Anse Laborde

The rough waters at Anse Laborde aren't good for swimming, but highly experienced surfers, and locals who are accustomed to the waves, find it to be a fun spot for surfing.

Situated on the island of Grande-Terre, 1.0 mile north of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Anse Laborde, since it's fun and active, but not constantly overrun with crowds. If you prefer to avoid Guadeloupe's quiet, secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach is right in the middle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Laborde is located on the northwestern coast of Guadeloupe, bordering the village of Anse-Bertrand. The surf is very rough on this beach, and the water is home to a dangerous coral reef area.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Anse Laborde does have public restrooms for your convenience. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. This beach mainly draws in courageous surfers and locals. It's not a good spot for families with children since the surf is so rough.

Beach-goers who plan to take advantage of the comforts offered at this beach, will be thankful; Anse Laborde happens to be found in a region that is rarely overpopulated. Thankfully, because of this you will generally find all amenities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


You'll 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 to visit.

Historical attractions like Beauport Pays de la Canne offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Anse Laborde, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Guadeloupe's past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot five miles to the south of this destination of historical interest.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Laborde
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gratel Museum 4.8 SSW Grande-Terre
Beauport Pays de la Canne Historical Site 4.8 S Grande-Terre
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 7.1 S Grande-Terre
Monument to Liberty Monument 7.3 S Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 14.6 SE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Grande-Terre to Anse Laborde is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is only a mile from the beach, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This area of Guadeloupe is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Anse Laborde
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Château de Feuilles (059) 022-3030 Creole, French 1.0 mi. SSW Grande-Terre

Other Beaches

Anse Laborde isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grande-Terre.

You may also enjoy Anse Bertrand, which is located a mile to the south west. 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 is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but a trip to Anse Laborde could end up a family favorite.


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