Anse Canot

In addition all of the regular beach activities, visitors to Anse Canot can enjoy a variety of water sports off the coast of Anse Canot. There are no facilities, however, so be sure to bring your own supplies.

Located on the island of Marie-Galante, near Saint Louis, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Anse Canot is tamer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Canot is a crescent-shaped beach located in Gosier, near Pointe-a-Pitre.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Due to the rusticness of the island and its accomodations, the tourist industry has not become over-crowded like most Caribbean destinations. This means the beaches, including Anse Canot, are pristine and never cramped.

Anse Canot grants an idyllic and tranquil escape, especially since the region surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Marie-Galante. It is near Rhum Belle Distillery, which is located easily reached by taxi away, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory, which is just a brief cab ride away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Canot
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Rhum Belle Distillery Operating Distillery 5.6 SE Marie-Galante
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery 5.6 SE Marie-Galante
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 5.7 S Marie-Galante
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site 5.7 S Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Distillery 5.8 S Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Marie-Galante to Anse Canot is Saint Louis. This region in Guadeloupe is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a fairly wide range of hotels and resorts to pick from near the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Canot
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village de Menard 0.2 SW Cottages
Hôtel Solédad 6.3 S Hotel
Coco Beach Resort 7.5 S Resort


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Aux Plaisirs des Marins, which is just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Anse Canot
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aux Plaisirs des Marins (059) 097-0811 Creole Very Casual -- --
Le Maria-Galanda (059) 097-5056 Creole Informal 1.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Anse Canot.

You may also enjoy Anse Chalet, one of the many great Guadeloupe beach sites.

Maybe Anse Canot is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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