Grande Anse

The major beach on Terre-de-Haut, Grand Anse stretches for about a quarter of the island's eastern shore. While you can always expect there to be someone on the beach, the size of it means that you may not even notice them.

Located on the island of Terre-de-Haut, Grande Anse is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Grande Anse may be a little farther away, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

How to Access The Beach
Grand Anse is the beach to the east of the airport, so simply take the road adjacent and you can get to one of the Grand Anse entrances.

Amenities and Ambiance

Various parts of Grand Anse look different than others. In some spots you will find a well maintained area with smooth sand and in others you are likely to find a more natural beach with trees and vegetation on the sand. So if you show up, feel free to search for a spot that fits exactly what you want.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you choose beach days which bring guests a quiet haven, then you will want to try Grande Anse; it is located in a much quieter section of Terre-de-Haut.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Grande Anse on the East coast of Terre-de-Haut. It is close to Galerie Martine Cotten, which is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museum at Fort Napoleon, a lovely museum found just a walk or cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Grande Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 0.4 mi. W Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 0.4 mi. N Terre-de-Haut
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 0.6 mi. W Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 0.7 mi. NNW Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Terre-de-Haut to Grande Anse is Grand Anse. This interesting part of Terre-de-Haut is just three miles from the beach, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This part of Guadeloupe is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While beach-goers won't find very many accommodations close-by, those options closest to Grande Anse are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Grande Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Paradis Saintos 0.8 mi. W Guest house
Hotel Bois Joli 1.6 mi. W Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can dive into Guadeloupe's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Couleurs du Monde is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and French cuisines. They also specialize in seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Grande Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 0.4 mi. NW
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 0.4 mi. SW
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 1.6 mi. W
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 3.6 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Grande Anse isn't the only beach worth checking out on Terre-de-Haut.

You might also enjoy Les Pompierres, located within a mile or so. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Anse Rodrigue. It's found a half mile to the south.

Another option worth considering is Anse Devant, which is located a mile and a half to the west.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Grande Anse is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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