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 northern coast of the island of Marie-Galante, in the general vicinity of Saint Louis, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. The area surrounding the beach isn't packed with guests, however, that doesn't mean the beach will be boring.

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 at this spot is also an option. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

If you're thinking about eating lunch here, consider that their picnic tables make it even easier.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

the immediate vicinity around Anse de l'Eglise is not exactly a tourism capital. With that fact in mind, sweating to acquire an unoccupied convenience at the beach is not a thing you will have to go through when coming to the beach, despite if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of Marie-Galante. It's located near Rhum Belle Distillery, which is a short taxi ride's distance, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions such as Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse de l'Eglise, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this shoreline is within taxi range from this site of historical interest.

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 area on 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.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

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


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Aux Plaisirs des Marins, which is a short taxi ride away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near 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

Marie-Galante has several beautiful beaches, so if Anse de l'Eglise doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another option worth considering is Anse Canot, located a short distance away away. Travelers seeking an unspoiled Caribbean beach with no crowds need look no further than Anse Canot.

Perhaps Anse de l'Eglise is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.


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