Anse Crawen

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

Located on the western edge of the island of Terre-de-Haut, 1.3 miles east of Grand Anse, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Anse Crawen may be a little more trouble to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Anse Crawen is a remote beach, so visitors are likely to have it almost completely to themselves.

Anse Crawen offers those who visit a quiet and serene environment, as the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Terre-de-Haut. It is close to Fort Napoleon, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Museum at Fort Napoleon (found only a walk or a short cab ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view Guadeloupe's traditions and culture.

If a visit to the Anse Crawen isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 1.4 mi. ENE Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 1.8 mi. NE Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 2.1 mi. ENE Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The nearest region of Terre-de-Haut to Anse Crawen is Grand Anse. This location is just one and a quarter miles away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Grand Anse is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

While you will not find very many places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to Anse Crawen can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Anse Crawen
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Bois Joli 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Paradis Saintos 0.9 mi. ENE Guest house
Lo Bleu Hotel 1.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 1.4 mi. E Hotel
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 1.7 mi. NE Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Bois Joli Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious French cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Crawen
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NE
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 1.4 mi. E
Couleurs du Monde (059) 092-7098 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
La Case aux Epices (059) 098-0788 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Fringale (059) 098-1465 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Saladerie (059) 099-5343 Caribbean Informal -- --
Ti Kaz La (059) 099-5763 Creole, French Informal -- --
Ti-bo Doudou -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Mambo (059) 099-5618 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 1.6 mi. ENE
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. WSW
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Anse Crawen is just one of many beaches you can visit on Terre-de-Haut.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Les Pompierres, located just a little ways away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, La Coche offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located a mile and a half to the south-southwest.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Devant, which is located within a short distance.

Anse Crawen could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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