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 just outside the heart of Saint-Francois, Plage du Helleux is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may find that Plage du Helleux is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not quiet or boring either.
The beach is located just south of the Saint Francois track and tennis courts.
Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Plage du Helleux. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.
The concession stand at this spot is also an option.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.
If you happen to prefer coasts that bring visitors a quiet place to escape, then you will want to try Plage du Helleux; it's found in a less urbanized part of the region.
Positioned on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like(one of the closest to Plage du Helleux) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Guadeloupe's interesting past.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.
|Golf de St-Francois||Golf Course||1.2||ENE||Grande-Terre|
|Domaine de Zevallos||Historical Site||4.0||N||Grande-Terre|
The closest area on Grande-Terre to Plage du Helleux is. This location is just three and a half miles away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Dubedou is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
There is a fairly wide assortment of rooming options to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table below.
|Le Golf Marine Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
|Hôtel Club Manganao||0.7 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|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|
|Hotel Eden Palm||--||--||Hotel|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. I.Pâtes is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. Many guests rave about their pasta.
The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|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||--||--|
|(069) 053-8150||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||--||--|
|L’Assiette Gourmande||(059) 088-9619||French||Informal||--||--|
|Restaurant 619||(069) 072-1301||Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|(059) 021-3114||Mediterranean||Informal||0.8 mi.||E|
|(059) 083-1621||French||Informal||1.0 mi.||E|
|Le Cosy||(059) 083-1163||French||Informal||1.0 mi.||E|
Of course, Plage du Helleux is just one of many beaches you might like on Grande-Terre.
You may also enjoy La Porte d'Enfer, one of the many great Guadeloupe beach sites. Set in a beautiful natural environment of limestone cliffs and protected waters, La Porte d'Enfer is an idyllic beach destination.
Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but Plage du Helleux is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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