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 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.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is located just south of the Saint Francois track and tennis courts.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South East coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Casino de la Marina, 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 Le Maison du Crabe Museum (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.

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 area on Grande-Terre to Plage du Helleux is Dubedou. 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.

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Plage du Helleux
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Golf Marine Hotel -- -- 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
Hotel Eden Palm -- -- Hotel

Food

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.

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, 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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