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 side of the island of Marie-Galante, 2.1 miles south west of Saint Louis, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you usually desire beach days which bring guests a peaceful haven, then a good choice for you is Plage de Folle Anse; it's tucked away within a much quieter part of Marie-Galante.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Plage de Folle Anse is on the West coast of Marie-Galante. Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory is one of a few area's attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Ecomussee de Marie Galante (located four miles to the southeast) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Guadeloupe's interesting past.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 part of Marie-Galante to Plage de Folle Anse is Saint Louis. This friendly part of Marie-Galante is only two miles from the beach, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Saint Louis is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Plage de Folle Anse. The most accessible of which are listed 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


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Maria-Galanda, which is two miles to the northeast of it.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed 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, there are more fantastic beaches besides Plage de Folle Anse on Marie-Galante.

You might also want to visit Anse Chalet, located only a short distance away.

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Plage de Folle Anse is just one of the many options.


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