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 northern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, 1.0 mile north of Anse-Bertrand, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Anse Laborde has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is never too crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach offers a nice middle ground.

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. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking a break from the hot sun will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment 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.

A lesser known beach, Anse Laborde as well as its offering of amenities are sure to be a good choice for tourists that that are looking to get away from the busy beaches, as it is located within a quiet area. Taking that into consideration, straining to find an unoccupied amenity here is something that you will not do regularly, no matter what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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 most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is five miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 part of Grande-Terre to Anse Laborde is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is only a mile from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Anse-Bertrand is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

While the area surrounding Anse Laborde isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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

Grande-Terre has many nice beaches, so if Anse Laborde doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another option worth considering is Anse Bertrand, 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.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Anse Laborde is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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