Plage de Grande Anse
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Murray B
Montreal, Canada480 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Loved this beach, beautiful sand built up quite high. We went 5 times as a couple and also brought our adult children. All agreed they loved this beach. Since the sand goes from deep in the water to shallow quickly, the waves at the beach from can be quite large. Once you go past these breaking waves, it is actually quite calm for swimming or floating.
We also found to the right of the beach a Beach Club and Spa where you can rent a lounger for 10€, plus food and drinks available. We liked the smoked salmon plate and the chicken wraps. Cold beer also available! You get access to the washrooms and even better, free parking as customers. This avoids the crowded street parking. There is also an overflow parking just outside the beach area when the street is too crowded. Restaurants on site too for lunch.
Written February 14, 2020
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Seb
Paris, France29 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Postcard material, the beach truly is very beautiful. Only thing is, everyone knows it, and goes there! Sand isn’t very wide either, so can get a bit packed. We only paid the beach a visit once, enjoyed it, but preferred the greater space and smaller crowd on plage de la Perle.
Written September 9, 2022
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Dormy
Oakham, UK45 contributions
Feb 2020
Just magical clean golden sand. Spectacular setting. Excellent range of beach bars and restaurants but be aware only L’Otentik opens in the evening and then only Wednesday to Saturday.
Swimming can be dangerous but on calm days fantastic swimming.
Written February 10, 2020
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PSF3366
Amsterdam, The Netherlands71 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
One of my favorite spot in Gwada whoever travel with you, teens, family, friends, old people.
Easy access straight from the parking, some “restaurant” in front of the beach (relative quality), and a shower post bath if needed.
This beach can offer you sand, sun and waves for the fun.
No major risk if you are a swimmer, be careful with young children due to the backwash sometimes.
Let’s go
Written July 24, 2021
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John Licharson
Kingston, Canada379 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is easily one of the best beaches in Guadeloupe. Long, clean, light sand and friendly water.

It would be hard to imagine an expanse this extensive crowded.

Well served with lots of restaurants (some really quite excellent), snack places and bars. A vendor or two selling beach wraps. Also a kayak (and paddle chair rental) for either sea side or mangrove.

Parking is crowded and generally a madhouse, but it is worth persevering.

What is missing is some sort of public amenities for rinsing off the salt after bathing and toilet facilities. Even if offered at a charge, these would be welcome for those who come from any distance.
Written January 22, 2020
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Nieske Halim
The Netherlands139 contributions
Oct 2022
Beautiful paradise beach. We visited in October and it there weren't many visitors. From our rental house a couple of hundred yards from the beach we went for a stroll every day. It is a perfect tropical destination
Written October 27, 2022
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Denise S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK94 contributions
Feb 2020
A perfect Caribbean beach. Gorgeous beach, turquoise sea, blue sky & lush vegetation. Sitting in a beach bar looking at the amazing view & drinking rum punch was perfect. Unfortunately it was part of a tour so could not spend long there, but we have wonderful memories.
Written February 17, 2020
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Dan Pontarlier
Paris, France130 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful beach, quite crowded around parking area but quiet a bit further onwards. Water was lovely, and you lay on the sand between crabs...
Written April 24, 2020
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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Jan 2019
Gorgeously soft, sandy beach with turquoise waters and lots of sun, this is THE beach where everyone goes around Deshaies. Arrive early enough to snag both a spot on the beach AND in the parking lot. The beach is clean and beautiful, but can get busy just before lunch, and mid-afternoon. Note that the coastline here is steep, so when the rather violent waves crash into shore, they crash out with just as much force. You have to swim quite far out to get to the calmer waters and float, and through strong waters. If you are not a confident swimmer, maybe choose another beach for swimming, and stick to sun-tanning here. Nearby Plage de la Perle has calmer waters.
Written October 21, 2019
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Footprints561142
76 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Dropped into Grande Anse beach and found a brand new set of bungalows for rental 5?minutes walk away at Amour Deshaies. Owners are super and the bungalow we stayed in for 3 days are fabulous. Room easily for 4-5 people, beautiful bathroom and terrace. Kitchen with all mod cons and a/c too ! What’s not to like ? Swimming pool as well! So easy to get to Deshaies( Death in Paradise set!) Go back again - absolutely and this time spend longer as this side of the island is less touristy and very natural with tropical rainforest, rum making , cocoa (chocolate) production and beautiful fabulous waterfalls !
Written November 19, 2018
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