La Plage de Cluny

La Plage de Cluny is mainly used for swimming and nude suntanning.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, in the general vicinity of Deshaies, You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While La Plage de Cluny may be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

Amenities and Ambiance

La Plage de Cluny lies on the northwest coast of Basse-Terre. The beach is small and the water is calm.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Since clothing is optional at La Plage de Cluny, it is geared toward adults. Families with children might want to go elsewhere.

If you find that you choose shores that bring visitors a peaceful haven, then think about trying out La Plage de Cluny; it is found in a much quieter area of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Basse-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Jardin Créole, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Ecomusée CréoleArt, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near La Plage de Cluny
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 3.3 SE Basse-Terre
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site 3.3 SW Basse-Terre
Ecomusée CréoleArt Museum 4.4 SSE Basse-Terre
Distillerie Reimonenq Operating Distillery 4.6 SE Basse-Terre
Musee du Rhum Museum 4.7 SE Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Basse-Terre to La Plage de Cluny is Plessis Nogent. This destination is just three quarters of a mile from the beach, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Plessis Nogent is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near La Plage de Cluny
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The African Regent Hotel 2.0 mi. SE Cottages
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 2.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Caraibes Royal 2.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Caraib Bay Hotel 3.9 mi. SW Lodge
Tendacayou 4.7 mi. SW Lodge
Le Rayon Vert 6.7 mi. SW Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their salads.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near La Plage de Cluny
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 3.9 mi. SW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 3.9 mi. SW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 3.9 mi. SW
The Red Fish (059) 028-4272 Caribbean, French Informal 4.7 mi. SW
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 4.7 mi. SW
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 4.7 mi. SW
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. SW
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. SW
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. SW
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, La Plage de Cluny isn't the only beach worth visitng on Basse-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Bas-du-Fort, located 18 and a half miles to the southeast. Others might prefer Anse du Vieux Fort, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the south west.

Another location you may want to try is Ane des Lles, located only a short distance away.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, La Plage de Cluny is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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