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

You'll find several beaches to enjoy on the island. Just click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that section of the coast.

Plage de Folle Anse

One 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.

Another option for beach-goers 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: 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 following chart provides 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

If you would prefer having a wider selection of attractions beyond the category on this page, you can think about other possibilities. To see our complete page about other attractions, go to this article.


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