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.

Located on the northern edge of the island of Grande-Terre, 1.0 mile north of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. You will typically find plenty of places to set up shop, since the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overly populated.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Anse Laborde does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas here, so guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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 full advantage of the conveniences provided here don't need to worry; Anse Laborde happens to be located in a region that is generally free of crowds. Because of this, struggling to locate an unused amenity or service at Anse Laborde is not something you will have to go through very often, no matter what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Anse Laborde is on the North West coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Gratel, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is a short cab ride away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 closest region on Grande-Terre to Anse Laborde is Anse-Bertrand. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is only a mile away, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This area in Guadeloupe is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Laborde will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. 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.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grande-Terre, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Guadeloupe, and Anse Laborde is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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