Plage Leroux

A quiet little beach with sand so soft that children immediately feel obligated to run through it, visitors must still keep an eye on the surf since this is not a protected cove.

Located on the northwestern coast of the island of Basse-Terre, 4.0 miles south west of Cafeiere, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Plage Leroux is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is rarely crowded. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach might be the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is white, the water is a deep blue, and the vibe is laid back. Rough storms have left the local vegetation in shambles, but things are beginning to grow back nicely.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Plage Leroux offers visitors an angelic and peaceful retreat, since the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Basse-Terre. It's located near Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe, which is one of the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Ecomusée CréoleArt. This museum is relatively near Plage Leroux, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage Leroux
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.2 mi. SSW Basse-Terre
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies Botanical Garden 2.1 mi. NNE Basse-Terre
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 2.9 mi. SE Basse-Terre
Le Tapeur Zip Line Site 3.2 mi. SSE Basse-Terre
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site 3.9 mi. NE Basse-Terre
Ecomusée CréoleArt Museum 5.8 mi. E Basse-Terre
Parc del Memelles Zoo 7.5 mi. SSE Basse-Terre
Domaine de Severin Distillery 7.6 mi. E Basse-Terre
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 7.6 mi. ENE Basse-Terre
Distillerie Reimonenq Operating Distillery 8.1 mi. ENE Basse-Terre
Musee du Rhum Museum 8.1 mi. ENE Basse-Terre
Habitation du Moulin Historical Site 10.1 mi. S Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Basse-Terre to Plage Leroux is Cafeiere. This location is only four miles from the shore, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Cafeiere is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice assortment of hotels and resorts to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Plage Leroux
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Rayon Vert 0.6 N Hotel
Tendacayou 2.6 NNE Lodge
Caraib Bay Hotel 3.4 NNE Lodge


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Le Rayon Vert. The restaurant has a menu featuring Creole food. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Plage Leroux
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Rayon Vert (059) 028-4323 Creole -- 0.6 mi. N
The Red Fish (059) 028-4272 Caribbean, French Informal 2.6 mi. NNE
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 2.6 mi. NNE
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 2.6 mi. NNE
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. NNE
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Plage Leroux on Basse-Terre.

Another option worth considering is La Grande-Anse, located not a great distance away, which means a short cab ride is an easy option. The calm and peaceful beach of La Grande-Anse is ideal for those beachgoers who want to catch some waves.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Plage Leroux or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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