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 Desirade Island, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may find that Point du Nord is just the right spot. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's also not completely secluded.

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 if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you usually desire coasts which offer visitors a calm enclave, then you may want to try Point du Nord; it's tucked away within a less urbanized area of Desirade Island.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Point du Nord on the East coast of Desirade Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse, which is 12 and a half miles away.

Historic attractions, including Domaine de Zevallos, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Point du Nord, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without venturing too far from the coast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby 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

The closest metropolitan area to Point du Nord is Saint-Francois. Since the center of town is 18 and a half miles from this beach, you may need a bit more time to reach this beach, if you're staying in that area or beyond.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

There aren't any restaurants close to this beach, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, Point du Nord is just one of many beaches you might like on Desirade Island.

You might also want to visit 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.

Maybe Point du Nord is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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