Point du Nord

The quiet little beach at Pointe du Nord may not have much to offer, but that is eaxactly what some people are looking for. Relax in solidtude with nothing but the gentle waves calling your name.

Located on the eastern edge of Desirade Island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Vacationers will notice that, while Point du Nord is by no means quiet and secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. This makes it an excellent choice for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located off the coast on an the island of Le Desirade. If you want to get to the beach, you will need to take a boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on an island off the coast of Guadeloupe's mainland, Point du Nord actually has a bit rougher waters than most south coast beaches. However, even here the waves do not get too high, allowing guests to lay out in the sun or under a palm tree in peace.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you usually go for beach days that offer those who visit a tranquil place to escape, then you may want to try Point du Nord; it's located within a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Desirade Island. It is close to Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse, which is seen 12 and a half miles to the , and it is one of a few area's attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Guadeloupe, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Domaine de Zevallos, which is one of the closest places of historical significance in the vicinity of Point du Nord.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Point du Nord
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse Lighthouse 12.7 SSW None
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 17.6 W Grande-Terre
Casino de la Marina Casino 18.3 W Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 19.1 W Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 22.1 W Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

It is a bit of a drive, but Saint-Francois, just about 18 and a half miles away, is the closest populated region. although you may find some smaller residential areas nearer to the beach.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Point du Nord is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


There aren't any restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Desirade Island will have lots of options besides Point du Nord.

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.

Perhaps Point du Nord is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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