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 southern edge of the island of Basse-Terre, 4.0 miles south west of Capesterre, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Anse Salee is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Anse Salee, but are usually busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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 could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially fun. 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 at this spot is also an option.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Anse Salee.

Guests who plan to utilize the comforts provided here will be thankful; Anse Salee happens to be located in a region which usually doesn't see many crowds. With that fact in mind, no matter what part of the day you arrive, since there is a pretty small chance you be forced to share the sand with the other visitors who will also want access to the amenities located here.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Basse-Terre. Distillerie Longueteau Tour is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Parc des Roches Gravees, which is one of the closest historical attractions in the area surrounding Anse Salee.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 in the Basse Terre area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Basse Terre is the closest city and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Basse Terre is about seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good variety of hotel booking options to pick from in the area surrounding Anse Salee. The closest of which have been listed 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


While the area surrounding Anse Salee isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Panga Restaurant, which is just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

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

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

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, so visiting Anse Salee is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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