Plage du Helleux

One of Guadeloupe's city beaches, Plage du Helleux serves the area of Saint Francois as a convenient beach where you can easily just get away. The modest palm tree lined beach offers the basics of sand and water, but is close by many of the area's amenities.

Located in Saint-Francois, Plage du Helleux is on the South East edge of Grande-Terre. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Plage du Helleux stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Other nearby beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Plage du Helleux, but tend to be more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located just south of the Saint Francois track and tennis courts.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Each country in the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the best places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a snack bar here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Plage du Helleux brings guests an angelic and tranquil retreat, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Casino de la Marina, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Domaine de Zevallos, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance to Plage du Helleux.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage du Helleux
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino de la Marina Casino 0.5 NE Grande-Terre
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 1.2 ENE Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 4.0 N Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 7.0 NW Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 7.1 NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Grande-Terre to Plage du Helleux is Dubedou. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is just three and a half miles from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Dubedou is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a pretty good assortment of accommodation options to choose from close to the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Plage du Helleux
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf -- -- Hotel
Hôtel Club Manganao 0.7 mi. WSW Resort
Résidence Les Boucaniers 0.9 mi. E Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Golf Village Hotel 1.2 mi. NE Resort
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
La Plantation Resort 1.5 mi. NE Resort
Hotel Amaudo 2.5 mi. W Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Village Club Sainte-Anne 6.0 mi. W Resort

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Guadeloupe's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is I.Pâtes. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian food. They are also known for their pasta.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Plage du Helleux
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
Regal Pizza (059) 023-1559 Italian Informal -- --
Restaurant 619 (069) 072-1301 Caribbean Informal -- --
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 0.8 mi. E
L'O (059) 083-1621 French Informal 1.0 mi. E
Le Cosy (059) 083-1163 French Informal 1.0 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grande-Terre, so Plage du Helleux is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider La Porte d'Enfer, another great beach choice in Guadeloupe. Set in a beautiful natural environment of limestone cliffs and protected waters, La Porte d'Enfer is an idyllic beach destination.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, and dropping by Plage du Helleux is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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