Plage de Folle Anse

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Located on the outlying island of Marie Galante, Plage de Folle Anse is known as a beach for simply relaxing. While visitors will be able to play in the sand and on the water, the sun, the view, and the gentle breeze beckons for you to lay down and let go.

Located on the western edge of the island of Marie-Galante, 2.1 miles south west of Saint Louis, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. You will typically find the beach to be rather roomy, as the area surrounding the beach is not overflowing with tourists.

How to Access The Beach
When on the island of Marie Galante, simply follow the coastal road D-206. Plage de Folle Anse is located between Anse La Frais and Ansa Ballet.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Plage de Folle Anse brings guests an idyllic and tranquil environment, since the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Marie-Galante; the area is home to other attractions such as Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ecomussee de Marie Galante, a lovely museum found four miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage de Folle Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site 2.8 mi. SSE Marie-Galante
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 3.0 mi. SE Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Operating Distillery 3.1 mi. SE Marie-Galante
Ecomussee de Marie Galante Museum 4.2 mi. SE Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The nearest part on Marie-Galante to Plage de Folle Anse is Saint Louis. This destination is just two miles from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. This part in Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though there aren't many places to stay within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Plage de Folle Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village de Menard 3.3 mi. NNE Cottages
Coco Beach Resort 5.3 mi. SE Resort
La Rose du Brésil 7.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Le Soleil Levant 7.8 mi. ESE Guest house


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Marie-Galante you might like besides Plage de Folle Anse.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse Chalet, located only a short distance away.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Plage de Folle Anse could end up a family favorite.


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