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 find several beaches to choose from on the island. To get additional information about any one of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you are intrigued by.

Plage de Folle Anse

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a beach offering that 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 location for beach-goers to consider 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 are many beautiful beaches along the island's eastern coast, but Anse Feuillard stands as one of the prettiest. Between the turquoise water, white sand, and lush green vegetation serving as a backdrop, this is a quintessential beach that people picture when they think of remote Caribbean islands. Just remember that as you wade in the clear shallow water, the beach is directly on the Atlantic Ocean, so currents and waves have the potential of becoming stronger than other places in the island chain.

The table directly below offers some key facts concerning the beaches located 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 includes additional attraction types. For more in formation concerning other attractions for Marie Galante, go to this page.


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