Anse Crawen

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

Located on the western side of the island of Terre-de-Haut, 1.3 miles east of Grand Anse, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Anse Crawen may be a little more difficult to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Anse Crawen is a remote beach, so visitors are likely to have it almost completely to themselves.

If you find that you prefer beach days that bring guests a quiet environment, then think about trying out Anse Crawen; it's found in a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Terre-de-Haut; it's located near attractions like Fort Napoleon, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum at Fort Napoleon. This museum is located a mile and a half to the northeast, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 destination is only one and a quarter miles from the beach, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Grand Anse is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Crawen will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although beach-goers will find few places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the list below.

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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Bois Joli Restaurant. The restaurant has French food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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

Of course, Anse Crawen is just one of many beaches you might like on Terre-de-Haut.

You might also enjoy Les Pompierres, found within a mile or so. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at La Coche. It's located a mile and a half to the south-southwest.

Another option worth considering is Anse Devant, located a half mile away.

Perhaps Anse Crawen is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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