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  Baie de Pompierre at Terre-de-Haut
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  • Baie de Pompierre at Terre-de-Haut - Guadeloupe
      Baie de Pompierre at Terre-de-Haut
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  • Anse du Figuier at Terre-de-Haut - Guadeloupe
      Anse du Figuier at Terre-de-Haut
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  • Grande Anse at Terre-de-Haut - Guadeloupe
      Grande Anse at Terre-de-Haut
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  • Palmtree-forest on the beach of Baie de Pompierre - Guadeloupe
      Palmtree-forest on the beach of Baie de Pompierre
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  • A fishingboat on the beach of Anse du Figuier - Guadeloupe
      A fishingboat on the beach of Anse du Figuier
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The islands of Les Saintes are famous for its beaches. Although the islands are very small, there are beaches everywhere: often quiet and well protected from high waves because they are located in deep bays. Terre-de-Haut is no exception, and driving around on the island makes you discover another beach every ten minutes. Here you'll find only three of them; the beaches I visited during my stay on the island:

The most famous beach of the island, and by far the biggest is Grande Anse. The beach here is easy to reach, even on foot from the village and it can never be crowded because it simply is too big. But: the sea here can be pretty rough since there is not much protection nor from the bay it is located in, nor from reefs. This is therefore a good place for surfing, for swimming you'd better look for another one.

A very good option if you want to swim is the beach of Baie de Pompierre at the eastern end of the island. Here you'll find a great beach with a true palmtree-forest on it. The bay is protected by two small islands at its entrance, and therefore the sea is pretty calm here. If you are in time and there are no tourists yet, you can even walk (through the water for a few metres) to one of the islands to claim your own piece of beach there and have a private island for the day.

And a last calm option is the Anse du Figuier; a very quiet beach in the southwest of the island. This one is also well protected, and the scenery here is amazing. If there are any more people here, it will never be more then ten.

Address: Beaches all around Terre-de-Haut

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2009
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