Anse Crawen

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

Positioned on the island of Terre-de-Haut, 1.3 miles east of Grand Anse, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Guadeloupe. While Anse Crawen may be a little bit out of the way, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

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 provides a calm and serene retreat, especially since the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the West coast of Terre-de-Haut; the area hosts attractions such as Fort Napoleon, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Museum at Fort Napoleon (situated a mile and a half to the northeast) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience Guadeloupe's culture.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 area of Terre-de-Haut to Anse Crawen is Grand Anse. This interesting part of Terre-de-Haut is just one and a quarter miles from the shore, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Grand Anse is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the closest ones are listed in the following table.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Bois Joli Restaurant. This restaurant has French food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Anse Crawen doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Les Pompierres, situated within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, La Coche may be just what you're looking for. It's found a mile and a half to the south-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Devant, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Anse Crawen is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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