Degrat

This beach is at the end of the line. When reaching the eastern most point on mainland Guadeloupe, there is a beach to the north and to the south. Degrat is the beach to the south. While not much is unique at Degrat, being the southeastern most beach does stand for something, and it does offer some good views of a few islands on nice days.

Located on the eastern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Degrat.

How to Access The Beach
Taking D-118 all the way into the Southeastern Point, the road will eventually taking a forty-five degree turn left. During that turn there will be a dirt road off to the right. The road to the right is the one you want, and it will take you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Degrat offers those who visit an angelic and tranquil environment, in part because the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach 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.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Le Maison du Crabe Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Degrat
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 5.9 W Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 6.6 W Grande-Terre
Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.9 SE None
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 9.0 WNW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 12.7 WNW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Grande-Terre to Degrat is Dubedou. This interesting part of Grande-Terre is just eight miles from the beach, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Dubedou is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Degrat
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 6.0 W Hotel
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie 6.0 W Hotel
La Plantation Resort 6.1 W Resort

Food

There aren't any restaurants right on this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Grande-Terre will have lots of options besides Degrat.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Anse Champagne, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Anse des Chateaux. You'll find it a quarter mile to the north-northeast.

You might also want to visit Plage du Helleux, located seven miles to the west.

Degrat could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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