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 side of the island of Grande-Terre, in the vicinity of Dubedou, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. A surprisingly wide range of visitors end up loving La Porte d'Enfer; it's not too far off the beaten path, plus it's rarely packed with crowds of beachgoers. If you need more activity than you'll find on Guadeloupe's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, this beach offers a nice middle ground.
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.
There is also a snack bar here. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. 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 happen to choose coasts that grant a calm environment, then maybe head on over to La Porte d'Enfer; it's back in a more rural sector of Grande-Terre.
This spot is on the East coast of Grande-Terre. It is near Domaine de Zevallos, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.
If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting. It's not far from the shores at La Porte d'Enfer, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.
|Domaine de Zevallos||Historical Site||1.3||SSW||Grande-Terre|
|Musée Edgar Clerc||Museum||3.8||W||Grande-Terre|
|Rhum Damoiseau Tour||Distillery||4.0||W||Grande-Terre|
The nearest region of Grande-Terre to La Porte d'Enfer is. Dubedou is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
How many other people you encounter at La Porte d'Enfer will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.
Visitors will find a fairly good range of hotel booking options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed below.
|La Plantation Resort||4.2 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Golf Village Hotel||--||--||Resort|
|Le Meridien La Cocoteraie||--||--||Hotel|
|Le Golf Marine Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
|Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf||4.9 mi.||SSE||Hotel|
|Hôtel Club Manganao||5.3 mi.||S||Resort|
|Hotel Amaudo||5.7 mi.||SSW||Hotel|
|Hotel Eden Palm||--||--||Hotel|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|(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||--||--|
|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||--||--|
|(069) 053-8150||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||--||--|
|L’Assiette Gourmande||(059) 088-9619||French||Informal||--||--|
Needless to say, La Porte d'Enfer isn't the only beach worth visitng on Grande-Terre.
You may also enjoy 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.
There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Guadeloupe, and La Porte d'Enfer is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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