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.
Set on the island of Grande-Terre, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Degrat is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Guadeloupe may be just as refreshing as Degrat, but tend to be busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.
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.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.
If you usually prefer beach days which offer visitors a serene environment, then you may want to try Degrat; it's tucked away in a much quieter part of Grande-Terre.
Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Golf de St-Francois, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
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.
|Golf de St-Francois||Golf Course||5.9||W||Grande-Terre|
|Domaine de Zevallos||Historical Site||9.0||WNW||Grande-Terre|
The closest area of Grande-Terre to Degrat is. This location is just eight miles from the coast, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This region of Guadeloupe is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
You'll find a decent amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the following list.
|Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf||6.0||W||Hotel|
|Le Meridien La Cocoteraie||6.0||W||Hotel|
|La Plantation Resort||6.1||W||Resort|
You might not find any places to eat close to this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.
Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grande-Terre, so if Degrat doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
Another location you might enjoy is Anse Champagne, found a quick car or cab ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Anse des Chateaux. It's located a quarter mile to the north-northeast.
You might also want to visit Plage du Helleux, located just a cab ride away.
Guadeloupe offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Degrat offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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