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.

Situated near the heart of the island of Terre-de-Haut, Grande Anse is on the East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Guadeloupe. While Grande Anse might be a little more difficult to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

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.

If you choose sunny days that provide a peaceful environment, then you should enjoy Grande Anse; it's hidden away within a less urban area of Terre-de-Haut.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Terre-de-Haut. It is close to Galerie Martine Cotten, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions like Fort Napoleon offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Grande Anse, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this site can be found only a walk or a short cab ride from this historical destination.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 nearest region of Terre-de-Haut to Grande Anse is Grand Anse. This location is only three miles from the beach, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Grand Anse is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

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

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Grande Anse; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Couleurs du Monde. The restaurant has both Caribbean and French cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Terre-de-Haut, so Grande Anse is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Les Pompierres, found just a little ways away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Anse Rodrigue may be just what you're looking for. It's located a half mile to the south.

You may also want to consider Anse Devant, which is located within a couple of miles.

Grande Anse 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 you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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