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.

Situated on the eastern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, near Dubedou, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Visitors will find that, while La Porte d'Enfer is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Guadeloupe either. It's makes a great option for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

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

If you like beach days that grant a quiet experience, then maybe head on over to La Porte d'Enfer; it is found in a much quieter section of Grande-Terre.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find La Porte d'Enfer on the East coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Domaine de Zevallos, which is a short distance away away.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Le Maison du Crabe Museum (one of the closest to La Porte d'Enfer) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Guadeloupe's history.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 closest region of Grande-Terre to La Porte d'Enfer is Dubedou. This region of Guadeloupe is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


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. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are seen 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 many nearby restaurants, 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 delicious Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Grande-Terre, of course, so La Porte d'Enfer is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider Le Moule, another favorite sun-spot 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but a trip to La Porte d'Enfer could end up a family favorite.


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