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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Pointe des Salines for a few hours. It's a little bit removed from Guadeloupe's urban areas, but it's not totally secluded either.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you tend to favor shores that offer visitors a relaxing haven, then think about trying out Pointe des Salines; it is located within a less urbanized part of Grande-Terre.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Musee du Costume et Tradition, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the closest historical attractions in the neighborhood of Pointe des Salines.

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

Pointe des Salines is near Pointe A Pitre, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Nearby, you'll find the city of Pointe A Pitre, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre is a little ways off, maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a hotel room close to Pointe des Salines shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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 dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. Le Grand bleu is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Creole and French cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included 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 -- --
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 Pointe des Salines is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Bois Jolan, located five miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and Pointe des Salines is just one of the many options.

 

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