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 near the center of the island of Terre-de-Haut, Grande Anse is on the East edge of the island, You might want even if you are not staying nearby. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Grande Anse may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually go for coasts that offer an idyllic enclave, then you may want to try Grande Anse; it is found within a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Terre-de-Haut; the area hosts attractions such as Galerie Martine Cotten, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Guadeloupe, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Fort Napoleon, which is a half mile away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 part of 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 a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Grand Anse is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find relatively few hotels withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the list below.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Couleurs du Monde is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and French cuisines. They are also known for their seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

Terre-de-Haut has many beaches, and Grande Anse is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Les Pompierres, situated just a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Anse Rodrigue could provide more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a half mile to the south.

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

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 there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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