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.

Positioned in Saint-Francois, Plage du Helleux is on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, since the surrounding area and the beach itself are not packed with guests.

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 restaurant on-location, which many Plage du Helleux visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every nation has its own style of cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most memorable places to enjoy the local fare is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Plage du Helleux offers an angelic and relaxing place to escape, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Plage du Helleux is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Casino de la Marina, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Domaine de Zevallos, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the area surrounding Plage du Helleux.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are 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 closest part of Grande-Terre to Plage du Helleux is Dubedou. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is just three and a half miles from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section of Guadeloupe is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest options can be viewed 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is I.Pâtes. This restaurant features Italian food. They are also famous for their pasta.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

There are other beaches on Grande-Terre you might like besides Plage du Helleux.

Another option worth considering is 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.

Plage du Helleux could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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