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.

Situated on the southern coast of the island of Grande-Terre, 3.2 miles east of Gosier, You might want regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Pointe des Salines is a little bit further from the crowds, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

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.

If you tend to go for coasts that grant a calm haven, then think about trying out Pointe des Salines; it is hidden away within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grande-Terre. Musee du Costume et Tradition is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Pointe des Salines, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Pointe des Salines, Pointe A Pitre isn't out of reach at six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it usually isn't all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those hoping to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodations 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
Club Med - La Caravelle 4.3 mi. ENE Resort

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Grand bleu. This restaurant has both Creole and French dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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 -- --
Gosier Restaurant & Bar (590) 590-8787 ext. 72 Creole Fine Dining 3.4 mi. W
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

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Grande-Terre besides Pointe des Salines worth visiting.

Another option worth considering is Bois Jolan, located five miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and dropping by Pointe des Salines is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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