Anse Loquet

As one of the first beaches on Guadeloupe's Southeast Point, Anse Loquet is once of the more visited, especially since amenities are much more scarce as you head further into the point. Visitors who do choose Anse Locquet will be rewarded with the calm southern water mixed with soft sand; making this beach one of the last calm and clear water beaches on the point before they start becoming rough and choppy.

Located on the island of Grande-Terre, 2.0 miles east of Saint-Francois, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; less popular beaches like Anse Loquet might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
Once onto the Southeast point, Anse Loquet is the second right turn that you can make when on Highway D-118.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach itself is blocked from the main road by a wall of trees, allowing visitors to enjoy the soft sands and clear waters with the utmost privacy.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Anse Loquet brings visitors an idyllic and peaceful retreat, due to the fact that the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Le Maison du Crabe Museum. This museum is relatively near Anse Loquet, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Anse Loquet isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Loquet
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 1.3 W Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 2.0 W Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 4.8 NW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 8.4 NW Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 8.5 NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest region on Grande-Terre to Anse Loquet is Dubedou. This interesting part of Grande-Terre is only four miles from the beach, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Dubedou is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Anse Loquet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 1.4 mi. W Hotel
Golf Village Hotel 1.4 mi. W Resort
La Plantation Resort 1.4 mi. WNW Resort
Résidence Les Boucaniers 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 3.1 mi. W Resort
Hotel Amaudo 4.9 mi. W Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 5.4 mi. W Hotel
Village Club Sainte-Anne 8.4 mi. W Resort

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Birdy. The restaurant serves delicious French cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Loquet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Birdy (059) 088-4187 French Fine Dining 1.3 mi. W
Au Widdy’s (069) 030-7011 Creole Informal 1.4 mi. W
La Varangue (866) 559-3821 International Informal -- --
Le Cosy (059) 083-1163 French Informal 1.4 mi. W
L'O (059) 083-1621 French Informal 1.4 mi. W
La Porte des Indes (059) 021-3087 Indian -- 1.6 mi. WNW
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 1.6 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Grande-Terre, so Anse Loquet is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Anse Champagne, situated only a short distance away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Anse Kanouanne, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a quarter mile to the east.

You may also want to consider Plage du Helleux, located only a short distance away.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Anse Loquet is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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