Anse de l'Eglise

Enjoy canoeing in the fresh water alongside the beach or hike through the mangrove swamp. Anse de l'Eglise is a great place for water and nature lovers.

Located on the island of Marie-Galante, near Saint Louis, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You will generally find the beach to be rather roomy, as the beach and the surroundings that call it home are not overflowing with tourists.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated on the west coast of the island, Anse de l'Eglise is north of Saint Louis. The beach features clear blue water and also borders a body of fresh water and a mangrove swamp.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. Anse de Vieux Fort is a quiet, secluded beach that never gets too crowded. It's easy to find a cozy spot all to yourself.

Anse de l'Eglise's location is rarely very crowded, Taking that into consideration, you can give less thought to what part of the day you visit, since there's only a very little chance that you need to navigate around any other beach-goers who might need access to the amenities and services located here.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Marie-Galante; the area hosts attractions such as Rhum Belle Distillery, which is easily reached by taxi to the south-southeast of this spot.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It's located relatively close to Anse de l'Eglise, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are 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 de l'Eglise
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Rhum Belle Distillery Operating Distillery 6.3 SSE Marie-Galante
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery 6.3 SSE Marie-Galante
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 7.3 S Marie-Galante
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site 7.4 S Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Distillery 7.5 S Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Marie-Galante to Anse de l'Eglise is Saint Louis. Saint Louis is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Anse de l'Eglise
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village de Menard 2.3 SW Cottages
Hôtel Solédad 8.0 S Hotel
Le Soleil Levant 8.6 SE Guest house


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Aux Plaisirs des Marins, which is easily reached by taxi to the south west of it.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Anse de l'Eglise
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 3.4 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Of course, Anse de l'Eglise is just one of many beaches you might like on Marie-Galante.

You might also want to visit Anse Canot, which is located a short distance away to the south west. Travelers seeking an unspoiled Caribbean beach with no crowds need look no further than Anse Canot.

You may find that Anse de l'Eglise is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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