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.

Situated on the island of Grande-Terre, 2.0 miles east of Saint-Francois, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Anse Loquet stands out because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Anse Loquet, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Anse Loquet brings visitors an angelic and relaxing getaway, since the region surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse Loquet is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; this area boasts other attractions such as Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Musée Edgar Clerc (one of the closest to Anse Loquet) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Guadeloupe.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 4.8 NW Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 8.5 NW Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 8.5 NW Grande-Terre
Rhum Damoiseau Tour Distillery 8.5 NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Grande-Terre to Anse Loquet is Dubedou. This destination is just four miles from the coast, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This part in Guadeloupe is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

There is a fairly good selection of lodging options to pick from in the area surrounding Anse Loquet. The closest of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Loquet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Cocoteraie 1.1 mi. W Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 1.4 mi. W Hotel
Le Vallon 1.5 mi. W Villa complex
Golf Village Hotel 1.6 mi. WNW Resort
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
La Caravelle 9.1 mi. W Resort

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest places to eat is La Petite Crêperie. The restaurant serves French cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their crepes. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Anse Loquet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Petite Crêperie (059) 090-2840 French Informal 1.3 mi. W
L'Arobas (059) 088-7377 Creole Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Au Widdy’s (069) 030-7011 Creole Informal 1.4 mi. W
Le Zagaya (059) 088-6721 Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. W
Le Métis Café (069) 053-8150 Caribbean, French Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
I.Pâtes (069) 074-1341 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. W
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 1.6 mi. W
Restaurant 619 (069) 072-1301 Caribbean Informal 1.9 mi. W
La Porte des Indes (059) 021-3087 Indian -- 2.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grande-Terre, and Anse Loquet is just one option.

You might also enjoy Anse Champagne, found only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Anse Kanouanne could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Plage du Helleux, which is located within a couple of miles.

Guadeloupe has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Anse Loquet is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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