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.

Positioned on the island of Basse-Terre, 4.0 miles south west of Capesterre, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Anse Salee, since it's fun and active, but not usually over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid Guadeloupe's quiet, secluded beaches, dut don't want to be overwhelmed by crowds of hotel guests, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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. Every destination has its own culinary style, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the best places to sample the local fare is right on the water. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a snack bar here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Anse Salee.

Beach-goers hoping to take full advantage of the amenities offered at this location, need not worry; Anse Salee is located in a region that is generally free of many crowds. This means that don't fret about what time you arrive, as there's a pretty small possibility that you be required to contend with other beach-goers who might want access to the amenities and services available.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Basse-Terre. It is close to Distillerie Longueteau Tour, which is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions like Parc des Roches Gravees provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse Salee, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to go too far from the beach.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Anse Salee is very close to Basse Terre, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Basse Terre, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Basse Terre is located roughly seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

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


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Panga Restaurant, which is just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Basse-Terre will have lots of options besides Anse Salee.

You may also want to consider Anse Devant, which is located nine and a half miles away.

Perhaps Anse Salee is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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