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.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, Petit Bourg is on the East coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; secluded parts of the coast like Petit Bourg might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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 won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Petit Bourg because there are public restrooms. In addition, lounge chairs are available for use at this location.

the immediate vicinity around Petit Bourg is not exactly a tourism capital. With that fact in mind, sweating to acquire an available service while at the beach is not something you will have to do regularly, no matter what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Petit Bourg on the East coast of Basse-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Distillerie Montebello, which is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, which is six miles to the northeast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Petit Bourg
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Distillerie Montebello Operating Distillery 1.4 mi. NW Basse-Terre
Distillerie Montebello Tour Distillery 1.4 mi. NW Basse-Terre
Moreau Falls Waterfall 2.7 mi. SSW Basse-Terre
Aux Milles Fruits Fruit and Tree Nut Farm 2.8 mi. S Basse-Terre
Les Jardins de Valombreuse Botanical Garden 3.2 mi. W Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Scenic Road Scenic Trail 4.5 mi. NW Basse-Terre
Schoelcher Museum Museum 6.0 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 6.1 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Place de la Victoire Park 6.1 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Historical Site 6.2 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Cascade aux Ecrevisses Trailhead Hiking Trail 6.5 mi. W Basse-Terre
St John Perse Museum Museum 6.5 mi. NE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Petit Bourg is near Pointe A Pitre, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Petit Bourg
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hôtel Fleur d’Epée 5.5 NE Resort
Hotel Matic 5.5 N Hotel
Hotel Village Soleil 5.6 NE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants near this location, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Basse-Terre besides Petit Bourg.

Another location you might enjoy is Creole Beach, situated six miles to the east-northeast. Creole Beach is ideal for families, since it has shallow water and variety of fun water sports. On the other hand, Anse de Sable could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located three miles to the south-southeast.

You might also want to visit Pointe des Salines, located ten miles to the east-northeast.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Petit Bourg is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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