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 island of Marie-Galante, 2.1 miles south west of Saint Louis, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The area surrounding the beach isn't packed with guests, but there is still plenty to do here.

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you usually like beaches that offer an idyllic place to escape, then you will want to try Plage de Folle Anse; it is tucked away in a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Plage de Folle Anse is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it 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.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Ecomussee de Marie Galante. This museum is located four miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 Distillery 3.1 mi. SE Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Operating Distillery 3.1 mi. SE Marie-Galante
Poterie Au Grés Des Iles Ceramics and Pottery Shop 3.4 mi. SSE Marie-Galante
Jardin de l'Habitation Murat Botanical Garden 3.5 mi. SSE Marie-Galante
Ecomussee de Marie Galante Museum 4.2 mi. SE Marie-Galante
Rhum Belle Distillery Operating Distillery 5.2 mi. E Marie-Galante
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery 5.2 mi. E Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Marie-Galante to Plage de Folle Anse is Saint Louis. This friendly part of Marie-Galante is just two miles from the shore, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This section of Guadeloupe is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Plage de Folle Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Village de Menard 3.3 NNE Cottages
Hôtel Solédad 3.4 SSE Hotel
Coco Beach Resort 5.3 SE Resort


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Maria-Galanda, which is not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Plage de Folle Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Maria-Galanda (059) 097-5056 Creole Informal 2.1 mi. NE
Aux Plaisirs des Marins (059) 097-0811 Creole Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNE
Le Murato (059) 046-0651 Italian Very Casual 3.4 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Of course, Plage de Folle Anse is just one of many beaches you might like on Marie-Galante.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse Chalet, which is located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Guadeloupe, and paying a visit to Plage de Folle Anse is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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