Many of Grande Terre's most high quality beaches are located in the space between St. Francois and Gosier. They vary depending on which part of the coast you end up on, ranging from rocky to fine, soft sands, but most are backed by palm trees interspersed with vendors. Be aware that because this is a French territory, some of the beaches welcome nude sun bathing.
You will find a good group of beaches to enjoy in the area. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. To read a detailed article concerning any one of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you are curious about.
A location where snorkeling is popular is Anse Kanouanne. More natural coast than beach, Anse Kanouanne is just one of a string of beaches that make up the southern coast of Guadeloupe's Southeast Point. With clear water and relatively free of waves, this area is a top snorkeling destination on the island.
Another top pick for snorkelers is Plage du Helleux. One of Guadeloupe's city beaches, Plage du Helleux serves the area of Saint Francois as a convenient beach where you can easily just get away. The modest palm tree lined beach offers the basics of sand and water, but is close by many of the area's amenities.
Baie Sainte Marie: Baie Sante Marie is a natural bay tucked away on the eastern coast of Guadeloupe. Free of a lot of traffic, the beach is a good one for anyone looking for some privacy.
The chart just below shows some details concerning the beaches located in the area.
|Anse Champagne||0.5 mi. East of Downtown St. Francois||South East|
|Anse Kanouanne||2.0 mi. East of Downtown St. Francois||South East|
|Anse Loquet||1.6 mi. East of Downtown St. Francois||South East|
|Baie Sainte Marie||2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Saint-Francois||South East|
|Plage du Helleux||0.8 mi. West of Downtown St. Francois||South East|
|Raisins Clairs||0.5 mi. West of Downtown St. Francois||South|
Bear in mind, you'll be able to find other types of attractions. Those interested can obtain more information concerning other attractions by visiting this page.
Because the beaches of St. Francois are so varied, you'll easily be able to find the perfect stretch of sand for you as you explore this gorgeous Caribbean coast line.
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