Beaches in Saint-Francois

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 will discover a small variety of beaches to visit in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you'd rather have more of the beach to yourself, you can find what you want. To get additional information concerning any one of these beaches click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

One beach with snorkeling is Anse Kanouanne. Visitors to the beach will need to take Highway D-118, the main road of the Southeast Point. While the specific beach access road is unmarked, the string of beaches are accessible by any of the dirt roads off to right to the south of D-118.

Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is Plage du Helleux. The beach is located just south of the Saint Francois track and tennis courts.

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 some time to look through the following table for more information about your options.

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

Bear in mind that Saint-Francois is home to other attractions. Click to view our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Saint-Francois.

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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