Anse Crawen

Visitors to Anse Crawen can play in the waves or take in the natural scenery around them.

Located on the island of Terre-de-Haut, 1.3 miles east of Grand Anse, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; secluded parts of the coast like Anse Crawen are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Crawen is a very narrow, rocky beach that is remote from the rest of the island. With that said, it is still only a little drive away from a variety of amenities.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Anse Crawen is a remote beach, so visitors are likely to have it almost completely to themselves.

If you desire beaches that offer visitors an angelic enclave, then maybe head on over to Anse Crawen; it's tucked away within a more rural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Terre-de-Haut; it's located near attractions like Fort Napoleon, which is one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum at Fort Napoleon, a lovely museum found a mile and a half to the northeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you want to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Crawen
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 1.2 mi. ENE Terre-de-Haut
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 1.5 mi. ENE Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 1.8 mi. NE Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Terre-de-Haut to Anse Crawen is Grand Anse. This destination is just one and a quarter miles away, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This area in Guadeloupe is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Crawen will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers generally won't find many places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to Anse Crawen are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Anse Crawen
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Bois Joli 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 1.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 1.4 mi. E Hotel
Hotel Kanaoa 1.7 mi. NE Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Bois Joli Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring French cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Anse Crawen
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NE
Ti-bo Doudou 590 98 56 67 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. ENE
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 1.4 mi. E
Ti Kaz La (059) 099-5763 Creole, French Informal -- --
Au Bon Vivre 59 0590 94 19 84 Creole Very Casual 1.6 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Terre-de-Haut will have lots of options besides Anse Crawen.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Les Pompierres, found just a short distance away. More active guests, though, may be interested in La Coche, which offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found a mile and a half to the south-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Devant, located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Anse Crawen is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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