Anse Pistolet

Between two rocky cliffs is a soft sandy beach known as Anse Pistolet. This beach, while a little far from the main tourist areas of Guadeloupe, is well known for its many activities. Rougher than average waves in some areas mean good fun for surfers and body-boarders, while calm lagoon like waters in other places make it great for wading.

Situated on the island of Grande-Terre, 3.5 miles northeast of Anse-Bertrand, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Anse Pistolet are perfect for getting away from it all.

How to Access The Beach
The northern highway in East Guadeloupe, D-122 has several dirt roads that extend North that will help you reach Anse Pistolet. These roads, however, are inconsistent and often not maintained, so be sure to tread carefully and bring a vehicle that is made for rough roads.

Amenities and Ambiance

The long arching beach offers visitors plenty of room to spread out, while the wall of trees and cliffs give an exotic impression to the whole cove.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Anse Pistolet provides a quiet and peaceful escape, due to the fact that the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Anse Pistolet is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. It's located near Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Gratel. It's located relatively close to Anse Pistolet, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Pistolet
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Beauport Pays de la Canne Historical Site 7.0 SW Grande-Terre
Gratel Museum 7.1 SW Grande-Terre
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 8.5 S Grande-Terre
Monument to Liberty Monument 8.7 S Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 14.0 SE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Grande-Terre to Anse Pistolet is Pressec. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is just two and a half miles from the shore, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This section in Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Anse Pistolet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Château de Feuilles (059) 022-3030 Creole, French 3.7 mi. SW Grande-Terre

Other Beaches

Anse Pistolet is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grande-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Arawak Beach, another area that provides ample quietude and peace. Visitors to Guadeloupe will find Arawak Beach to be captivatingly beautiful with its tropical palms and protected waters. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Anse Fontaine is just right. It's located five miles to the south west.

You may also enjoy Anse Saint Jacques, located only a short distance away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, so visiting Anse Pistolet is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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