La Coche

The only beach on this small island, La Coche is the perfect landing site for anyone wanting to explore this cliff-populated island. Otherwise, the beach itself is a wonderful place to simply getaway from civilization and take a long nap.

Positioned on the northwestern edge of the island of La Coche, 2.5 miles south west of Terre-de-Haut, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might want to plan a visit to La Coche.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach, and La Coche island is free of development, and the island's forest is naturally maintained. Thus, while there is a clear distinction between the forest and the beach, you can expect some vegetation to be growing on the sand. Other than that, there will not be much else. If you decide to explore, just be careful of the abrupt cliffs located throughout the island.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to enjoy beaches which provide an idyllic haven, then you will want to try La Coche; it is back within a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find La Coche on the North West coast of La Coche; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Napoleon, which is two and a half miles to the northeast of this spot.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum at Fort Napoleon, a lovely museum found three miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near La Coche
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 2.4 NE Terre-de-Haut
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 2.5 NE Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 3.1 NE Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 3.2 NE Terre-de-Haut
Parc des Roches Gravees Historical Site 10.2 N Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of La Coche to La Coche is Grand Anse. This location is just a mile and a half away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Grand Anse is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near La Coche
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Bois Joli 1.6 mi. NNE Hotel
Paradis Saintos 2.1 mi. NE Guest house
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 2.5 mi. NE Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 2.5 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 3.0 mi. NE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try an area restaurant, where you can dive into Guadeloupe's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Soleil La is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near La Coche
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 1.2 mi. WNW
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 1.6 mi. NNE
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 2.5 mi. NE
Couleurs du Monde (059) 092-7098 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
La Case aux Epices (059) 098-0788 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Fringale (059) 098-1465 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Saladerie (059) 099-5343 Caribbean Informal -- --
Ti Kaz La (059) 099-5763 Creole, French Informal -- --
Ti-bo Doudou -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Mambo (059) 099-5618 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 2.8 mi. NE
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 3.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

La Coche has many beaches, and La Coche is just one option.

You might also enjoy Les Pompierres, found three and a half miles to the northeast. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Anse Crawen. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

You might also want to visit Anse des Muriers, located one and an eighth miles away.

Guadeloupe has so much to offer, and paying a visit to La Coche is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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