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.

Located on the northwestern coast 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 consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you choose sunny days which offer those who visit an idyllic enclave, then maybe head on over to La Coche; it's tucked away in a less urban sector of La Coche.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of La Coche; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort Napoleon, which is two and a half miles to the northeast.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museum at Fort Napoleon. This museum is located three miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, 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 closest section of La Coche to La Coche is Grand Anse. This destination is just a mile and a half from the shore, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This part in Guadeloupe is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Although vacationers won't find that many accommodations in the vicinity, those options closest to the beach can be viewed below.

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 hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Soleil La. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for serving seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on La Coche will have lots of options besides La Coche.

You might also enjoy Les Pompierres, found three and a half miles to the northeast. More active guests, though, may be interested in Anse Crawen, which offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

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

Guadeloupe has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting La Coche or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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