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 island of Grande-Terre, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Guadeloupe. While Degrat may be a bit off the beaten path, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

If you find that you desire sunny days that bring visitors a relaxing experience, then a good choice for you is Degrat; it's back within a much quieter part of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned 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 want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Domaine de Zevallos, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the neighborhood of Degrat.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 area on Grande-Terre to Degrat is Dubedou. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is just eight miles from the coast, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Dubedou is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Degrat is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a nice variety of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity of Degrat. The most accessible of which are listed 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 shore, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Degrat on Grande-Terre.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse Champagne, found a quick car or cab ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Anse des Chateaux. It's located a quarter mile to the north-northeast.

You may also want to consider Plage du Helleux, located seven miles to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Guadeloupe, and Degrat is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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