Les Pompierres

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Visited primarily by the residents and visitors of the small adjacent community, Les Pompierres is a nice little no-nonsense beach that shines in its simplicity. Visitors who come to the beach will be able to do as they wish, whether it be relaxing in the sun, playing in the water, are simply taking in the sights.

Located near the heart of the island of Terre-de-Haut, Les Pompierres is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. You'll find the region surrounding the beach to be rather congested, but it would be incorrect to assume that the beach itself will be found too congested. Instead, you will usually find the beach to be rather roomy.

How to Access The Beach
Les Pompierres can be reached by taking Rue de la Saline north.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

What's Nearby

Attractions

Les Pompierres is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Terre-de-Haut. It is near some interesting sites like Museum at Fort Napoleon, which is located a few hundred yards away, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Fort Napoleon, which is less than a mile to the south-southwest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Les Pompierres
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 0.2 mi. WSW Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 0.4 mi. SE Terre-de-Haut
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 0.8 mi. S Terre-de-Haut
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 0.9 mi. SSW Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The closest region of Terre-de-Haut to Les Pompierres is Grand Anse. This interesting part of Terre-de-Haut is just three miles from the shore, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This section of Guadeloupe is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Les Pompierres
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 0.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 0.9 mi. SSW Hotel
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 1.0 mi. S Hotel
Paradis Saintos 1.2 mi. SW Guest house
Hotel Bois Joli 1.8 mi. SW Hotel

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Les Pompierres; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Au Bon Vivre is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Creole food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Les Pompierres
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Le Mambo (059) 099-5618 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. SSW
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 -- --
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 1.0 mi. S
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SW
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 3.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Terre-de-Haut besides Les Pompierres.

If the exciting vibe at Les Pompierres is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Pont-Pierre Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a half mile to the east-southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Anse St Sauveur. It is located nine and a half miles away.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Devant, which is located only a short distance away.

Les Pompierres 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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