Beaches on Marie Galante

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There are about 10 beaches on the island of Marie Galante, and all are known for their clear waters and deserted sands.  It is easy to feel as though you are the only person to have ever discovered the shores because you'll rarely encounter another person while you frolic in the sand.  The best part about these beaches is that a coral reef system just off the coast keeps the waters calm enough that families find it easy to relax here.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will discover several beaches to choose from on the island. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that part of the coast.

Plage de Folle Anse

A local beach with snorkeling is Petite-Anse. Soak up some sun on the beach or head out to deeper waters for a magnificent scuba diving excursion. Scuba trips depart from the shores three times each day.

A second alternative worth considering is 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.

Anse Feuillard: There is no easy way to reach this remote beach. You will have to take the main road all the way to the east side of the island, and then turn off on the side road that takes you to the coast. Finding the exact side road can be tricky, so it is suggested you have a guide, taxi service, or at least a high-quaility GPS to help guide you.

The beaches on Marie Galante are summarized down below.

Beaches On Marie Galante
Name Location Coast
Anse Canot 1.5 mi. North of Central Saint Louis North West
Anse Chalet 0.6 mi. North of Central Saint Louis West
Anse Feuillard 8.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg East
Anse Taliseronde 8.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg East
Anse de Mays 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Saint Louis West
Anse de l'Eglise 3.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Saint Louis North
Petite-Anse 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central Marie-Galante South East
Plage de Folle Anse 2.1 mi. South West of Central Saint Louis West

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond just these, you can expand your planning horizon. If interested, you can find out more concerning other attractions here.


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