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 near the center of the island of Basse-Terre, Petit Bourg is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Petit Bourg.

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. In addition, visitors can access lounge chairs at this location.

Visitors that plan to take full advantage of the amenities and services extended here, will be thankful; Petit Bourg is located in a region which is generally free of crowds. And as such, the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Basse-Terre. It's located near Distillerie Montebello, which is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Schoelcher Museum. This museum is located six miles to the northeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are 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
Ferme Ti'Bou Amusement/Theme Park 3.6 mi. N Grande-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

Cities and Towns

Petit Bourg is very close to Pointe A Pitre, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a city which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Petit Bourg, Pointe A Pitre is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly wide selection of hotels to choose from in the area around Petit Bourg. The most accessible of which are shown in the following table.

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


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this coastal destination, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Petit Bourg on Basse-Terre.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy 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. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Anse de Sable is just right. You'll find it three miles to the south-southeast.

Another option worth considering is Pointe des Salines, which is located ten miles away.

Petit Bourg could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.