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.

Situated on the island of Marie-Galante, near Saint Louis, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Anse de l'Eglise is somewhat unique because it's a generally active beach, but it's rarely crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Guadeloupe's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight for a spot on the sand, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Picnic tables are on-site——great for full-fledged lunches or afternoon snacks.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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.

A lesser known beach, Anse de l'Eglise and its available amenities will most likely be a safe choice among tourists wishing to enjoy some time free of the crowded beaches, as it is located within a quiet area. With that fact in mind, fighting to obtain an unused convenience at the beach is not something you will be forced to do when arriving at the beach, in spite of if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


Anse de l'Eglise is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North coast of Marie-Galante; it will be near other attractions like Jardin de Buckingham, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historic attractions, including Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse de l'Eglise, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, this site can be found within taxi range of this place of historical interest.

If you want to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse de l'Eglise
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 7.3 mi. S Marie-Galante
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site 7.4 mi. S Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Operating Distillery 7.5 mi. S Marie-Galante
Ecomussee de Marie Galante Museum 8.3 mi. S Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The closest region on Marie-Galante to Anse de l'Eglise is Saint Louis. This part of Guadeloupe is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


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 major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though there aren't many places to stay nearby, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse de l'Eglise
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village de Menard -- -- Cottages
Le Soleil Levant 8.6 mi. SE Guest house
Coco Beach Resort 8.9 mi. S Resort
La Rose du Brésil 9.1 mi. SSE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants right on this coast, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Anse de l'Eglise.

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

Maybe Anse de l'Eglise is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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