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.
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.
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.
|Musee du Costume et Tradition||Museum||3.2 mi.||W||Grande-Terre|
|Aquarium de la Guadeloupe||Aquarium||3.2 mi.||W||Grande-Terre|
|The Bitasyon||Museum||3.2 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|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.9 mi.||NW||Grande-Terre|
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.
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.
|Hôtel Petit Havre||1.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
|La Toubana Hotel Spa||2.8 mi.||E||Resort|
|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|
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.
|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||--||--|
|(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|
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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