Pointe des Salines

Popular among kite surfers, you'll find this beach to be especially crowded on Sundays. If you're looking or a quieter stretch of sand, visit during the week, where you will likely still be sharing the beach, but it won't be nearly as crowded.

Located on the southern side of the island of Grande-Terre, 3.2 miles east of Gosier, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should pay a visit to Pointe des Salines. It's a little bit removed from Guadeloupe's urban areas, but it's not quiet or boring either.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach features a wide strip of white sand with sparkling blue waters protected by a coral reef and marsh.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you happen to prefer coasts which offer visitors a quiet haven, then maybe head on over to Pointe des Salines; it's hidden away in a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Pointe des Salines on the South coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Musee du Costume et Tradition, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Pointe des Salines, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to stray too far from the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pointe des Salines
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 3.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 3.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 3.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 3.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 4.2 mi. W Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 4.3 mi. W Grande-Terre
St John Perse Museum Museum 5.9 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Place de la Victoire Park 6.4 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Historical Site 6.5 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Schoelcher Museum Museum 6.6 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Chemins de Mangrove Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.9 mi. NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Pointe A Pitre, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is a little ways off, maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Pointe des Salines will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't very difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your party are hoping to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the options closest to Pointe des Salines.

Accommodations near Pointe des Salines
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hôtel Petit Havre 1.2 mi. E Hotel
La Toubana Hotel Spa 2.8 mi. E Resort
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 3.4 mi. W Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 4.1 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 4.2 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 4.3 mi. W Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 4.3 mi. W Resort
La Caravelle 4.3 mi. ENE Resort

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Le Grand bleu. This restaurant offers both Creole and French dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Pointe des Salines
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Grand bleu 59 5 90 88 25 78 Creole, French Informal 2.8 mi. E
Coco Kafé (059) 093-6302 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fast Grill (059) 091-2741 American Very Casual -- --
La Kaz à Loulouz (059) 084-6455 Creole -- -- --
La Langouste des Iles (059) 084-8228 Creole Fine Dining -- --
Pinkberries (059) 021-8626 French Very Casual -- --
Safari Pizza (069) 047-9279 Italian Very Casual -- --
Thimy’s (059) 020-6273 Japanese Very Casual -- --
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --
Les Fourneaux de Saint Félix (059) 090-1602 Creole, French Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 4.4 mi. W
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 4.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grande-Terre, so if Pointe des Salines doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you may want to try is Bois Jolan, located five miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and Pointe des Salines is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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