Anse Salee

Anse Salee is not a beach most tourist will be going to on their vacation. While not far from Basse Terre, this beach is right in a residential section of the island mainly services locals. However, guest looking to live a bit like the locals and eco-tourist are sure to enjoy the authentic and natural beach.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, 4.0 miles south west of Capesterre, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Guadeloupe's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Anse Salee is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach

Located right off Highway N-1 between Basse Terre and Capesterre Bella Eau, Anse Salee is easily reached by anyone via a rental car or taxi. However, the beach does not normally serve people from outside the area, so parking may be limited.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by trees and homes, Anse Salee is neither tropical looking nor remote. However, the cool waters are still perfect for anyone looking for a quick dip.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Beachgoers will find notice plenty of nice restaurants all around Guadeloupe, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many visitors like having lunch very close-by. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Anse Salee because there are public restrooms.

One of the more serene beaches, Anse Salee and its availability of amenities are bound to be a safe choice among anyone that hope to escape the busy beaches and crowded shores as it is situated within a laid-back area. And as such, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Anse Salee on the South East coast of Basse-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Distillerie Longueteau Tour, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to La Bonifière, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Salee
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Distillerie Longueteau Tour Distillery 3.2 NNE Basse-Terre
Distillerie Longueteau Operating Distillery 3.3 NNE Basse-Terre
Parc des Roches Gravees Historical Site 3.4 WSW Basse-Terre
Carbet Waterfalls Trail Access Hiking Trail 3.6 NW Basse-Terre
Carbet Falls Third Chute Waterfall 4.1 NW Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Basse Terre, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Anse Salee, Basse Terre is located roughly seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Salee
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Le Jardin Malanga Hotel 2.5 W Basse-Terre Cottages
Hotel St. George 6.9 W Basse-Terre Hotel
Hotel la Croisière 7.4 W Basse-Terre Hotel


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Panga Restaurant, which is only a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Anse Salee
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Panga Restaurant 590-92-67-57 Caribbean, Creole 2.5 mi. W Basse-Terre

Other Beaches

Basse-Terre has many nice beaches, so Anse Salee is not your only option.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Devant, located nine and a half miles to the south.

Guadeloupe has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Anse Salee is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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