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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

There are a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that appeals to you. To read a detailed article concerning any specific beach you can click on the names of the ones you'd like to know more about.

A beach scene where you may find people snorkeling is Anse Kanouanne. Anse Kanouanne is a small beach, really not much more than a strip of sand. However, its remoteness and wall of trees give it near absolute privacy from the world outside, making a prime beach for those looking to get away.

Another good option for visitors who enjoy snorkeling 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: Getting to Baie Sainte Marie can be difficult. Those wishing to go will need to navigate a maze of dirt roads twisting through rural Guadeloupe and through the forest. An ATV, or at least a car capable of off-roading, is essential.

Take a moment to read the chart below if you want more information.

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

Keep in mind, Saint-Francois offers other attractions. To visit our page about other attractions, use this link.

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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