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 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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby


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 Le Maison du Crabe Museum. 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.

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 region of Grande-Terre to La Porte d'Enfer is Dubedou. 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.

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
Le Golf Marine Hotel -- -- 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
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 La Maison du Crabe. 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.

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.

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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