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.

Positioned on the eastern coast of Desirade Island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The surrounding area is not very crowded, however, that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you favor coasts that offer visitors a peaceful environment, then maybe head on over to Point du Nord; it is found within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Desirade Island. It is close to Terre-de-Bas Lighthouse, which is situated 12 and a half miles to the south-southwest, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Domaine de Zevallos provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Point du Nord, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline.

If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 city you'll find to Point du Nord is Saint-Francois. Since the center of town is 18 and a half miles from Point du Nord, you'll probably have a bit of a drive from your hotel to this beach.


How many other people you encounter at Point du Nord will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


You might not find any places to eat close to this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Point du Nord doesn't suit their tastes.

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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, and dropping by Point du Nord is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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