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.

Situated on the island of Basse-Terre, Petit Bourg is on the East coast of the island, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Guadeloupe. While Petit Bourg may be a little harder to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this location.

Guests who hope to utilize the conveniences available at this location, don't need to worry; Petit Bourg is found in a region which is not as popular among tourist. As such, straining to find an unused amenity at the beach is not a scenario that you will have to do regularly, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Basse-Terre; it's located near attractions like Distillerie Montebello, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Schoelcher Museum, a lovely museum found six miles to the northeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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

Pointe A Pitre is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Petit Bourg will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the table 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 in the vicinity of this beach, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Basse-Terre will have lots of options besides Petit Bourg.

You might also enjoy Creole Beach, located six miles to the east-northeast. Creole Beach is ideal for families, since it has shallow water and variety of fun water sports. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Anse de Sable. It's found three miles to the south-southeast.

You may also enjoy Pointe des Salines, which is located ten miles to the east-northeast.

Guadeloupe has so much to offer, so visiting Petit Bourg is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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