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.

The Area's Beaches

There are an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

Plage de Folle Anse

A nice beach where snorkeling is an option 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 to consider is Anse de l'Eglise. 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.

Anse Feuillard: One of the several hidden beaches along the eastern coast, Anse Feuillard is known for its powdery white sand and clear water. While this paradise is beautiful, it is also secluded and will have no amenities.

The table below lists more details on the beaches found on the island.

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

Keep in mind, Marie Galante has other attraction types. Read this page concerning even more attractions if you want to find additional facts.


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