Petit Bourg

While Petit Bourg is in no way the prettiest beach, it is very popular for people looking for a ramp for their boat or a shoving off point for their kaykas. As far as general beach activities go, the water is not very clear, and the sand not very white. However, there can be some decent views, especially if you enjoy watching boats.

Set on the island of Basse-Terre, Petit Bourg is on the East coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Guadeloupe. While Petit Bourg might be a little bit out of the way, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located just off highway N-1 right before reaching the main area of Petit Bourg.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will be able to use a public restroom at Petit Bourg. In addition, guests will have access to lounge chairs at this destination.

Tucked away, Petit Bourg plus its conveniences are likely to be a good choice for visitors wishing to find a place away from all the other tourists, as it happens to be hiding in a laid-back area. Because of this, there's no need to plan ahead the time of day you arrive, as there is only a very little chance you'll find yourself deal with the other beach-goers who might need access to the comforts located here.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Basse-Terre. It is close to Distillerie Montebello, which is one of the area's attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, which is six miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Petit Bourg
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Distillerie Montebello Operating Distillery 1.4 NW Basse-Terre
Distillerie Montebello Tour Distillery 1.4 NW Basse-Terre
Moreau Falls Waterfall 2.7 SSW Basse-Terre
Les Jardins de Valombreuse Botanical Garden 3.2 W Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Scenic Road Scenic Trail 4.5 NW Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Pointe A Pitre, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. Petit Bourg is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good range of resorts and hotels to choose from near the beach. The most accessible of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Petit Bourg
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hôtel Fleur d’Epée 5.5 NE Resort
Hotel Village Soleil 5.6 NE Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 5.9 NE Resort


There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this coast, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Petit Bourg is just one of many beaches you can visit on Basse-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Creole Beach, located six miles away. Creole Beach is ideal for families, since it has shallow water and variety of fun water sports. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Anse de Sable. It's located three miles to the south-southeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Pointe des Salines, which is located ten miles to the east-northeast.

You may find that Petit Bourg is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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