La Porte d'Enfer

The calm protected waters of La Porte d'Enfer are great for swimming, especially for small children. Adventurous travelers can explore the limestone cliffs and surrounding area.

Located on the eastern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, near Dubedou, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The area surrounding the beach is not stuffed with visitors, but that doesn't mean the beach is free from attractiveness.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated along the Atlantic on the northern coast of Grande-Terre, La Porte d'Enfer is a protected cove with calm waters. The small palm-lined beach is backed by high limestone cliffs that give it a uniquely captivating allure.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. La Porte d'Enfer is popular among locals on the weekend. So, if you're seeking a more subdued beach environment, you might want to plan your trip to this beach on a weekday.

La Porte d'Enfer offers visitors an angelic and peaceful place to escape, since the region surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Grande-Terre. It is close to Domaine de Zevallos, which is found a short distance away to the south-southwest, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Le Maison du Crabe Museum (one of the closest to La Porte d'Enfer) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience Guadeloupe's culture.

If a visit to the La Porte d'Enfer isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near La Porte d'Enfer
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 1.3 SSW Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 3.7 W Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 3.8 W Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 4.0 W Grande-Terre
Rhum Damoiseau Tour Distillery 4.0 W Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Grande-Terre to La Porte d'Enfer is Dubedou. This region of Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


How many other people you encounter at La Porte d'Enfer will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. La Porte d'Enfer is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near La Porte d'Enfer
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Plantation Resort 4.2 mi. SSE Resort
Golf Village Hotel -- -- Resort
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 4.9 mi. SSE Hotel
Résidence Les Boucaniers -- -- Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 5.3 mi. S Resort
Hotel Amaudo 5.7 mi. SSW Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne -- -- Hotel
Village Club Sainte-Anne 8.2 mi. SW Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is La Maison du Crabe. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for serving seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near La Porte d'Enfer
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Maison du Crabe (069) 090-8371 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Mandiana (059) 023-5359 Caribbean, Indian Very Casual 3.7 mi. W
La Porte des Indes (059) 021-3087 Indian -- -- --
Maharajah Monty Damencourt (059) 023-2604 Indian Informal -- --
La Varangue (866) 559-3821 International Informal -- --
I.Pâtes (069) 074-1341 Italian Informal -- --
Iguane Café (059) 088-6137 African, Asian, Creole Informal -- --
L'Arobas (059) 088-7377 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Petite Crêperie (059) 090-2840 French Informal -- --
Le Métis Café (069) 053-8150 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Le Zagaya (059) 088-6721 Caribbean Informal -- --
L’Assiette Gourmande (059) 088-9619 French Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, La Porte d'Enfer isn't the only beach worth visitng on Grande-Terre.

Another option worth considering is Le Moule, another great beach choice in Guadeloupe. Le Moule is one of Guadeloupe's most happening beaches. Beautiful surf and sands attract a multitude of sunworshipping vacationers to its shores.

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


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