Beaches in Saint-Francois

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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. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll find a handful of beaches to visit in the area. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. For a detailed article concerning one particular beach you can click on the names of the ones you're curious about.

A beach 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 good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Plage du Helleux. The beach is located just south of the Saint Francois track and tennis courts.

Baie Sainte Marie: Surrounded by a dense forest, the bay appears to be etched just slightly into the coast. Luckily, the forest cuts off pretty neatly, so there is little actual vegetation on the beach. With nothing in the immediate area, the beach is a quiet and free of many people.

The beaches in Saint-Francois are listed directly below.

Beaches In Saint-Francois
Name Location Coast
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

Needless to say, you'll be able to find other types of attractions. You can find out more 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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