Anse Rodrigue

Just as accessible as any of the beaches on Terre-de-Haut, Anse Rodrique is one of the least crowded. Visitors who come to this cove will find themselves in the extreme south east of the island between two large cliffs. The cliffs, while they may confine your view, have the benefit of blocking rough waters from entering the cove, making Anse Rodrique a great spot for swimming.

Located near the center of the island of Terre-de-Haut, 2.9 miles east of Grand Anse, Anse Rodrigue is on the South East coast of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might want to plan a visit to Anse Rodrigue.

How to Access The Beach
Luckily, the beach has its own named road. Starting at the airport, you can take Route de l'Anse Rodrigue Southeast all the way to the beach, where the road dead ends.

Amenities and Ambiance

While the beach is not that big, the lack of any build up or any major vegetation gives visitors more space than many other beaches of the same size.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Anse Rodrigue offers visitors a quiet and relaxing place to escape, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Terre-de-Haut; this area boasts other attractions such as Galerie Martine Cotten, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Fort Napoleon provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse Rodrigue, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, you'll find this spot a half mile from this historical destination.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Rodrigue
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NNW Terre-de-Haut
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 0.5 mi. NW Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 1.0 mi. N Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 1.2 mi. N Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The nearest part on Terre-de-Haut to Anse Rodrigue is Grand Anse. This friendly part of Terre-de-Haut is just three miles from the beach, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This region of Guadeloupe is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the closest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse Rodrigue
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Paradis Saintos 0.7 mi. WNW Guest house
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 1.1 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Bois Joli 1.4 mi. W Hotel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Anse Rodrigue
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 0.4 mi. NW
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 0.8 mi. N
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 3.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Terre-de-Haut besides Anse Rodrigue.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Les Pompierres, located within a mile or so. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Grande Anse offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a half mile to the north.

You may also want to consider Anse Devant, located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and dropping by Anse Rodrigue is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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