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In addition all of the regular beach activities, visitors to Anse Canot can enjoy a variety of water sports off the coast of Anse Canot. There are no facilities, however, so be sure to bring your own supplies.
Located on the northwestern side of the island of Marie-Galante, 1.5 miles north of Saint Louis, this beach invites tourists lodging in this area and nearby locations. But even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, Pointe A Pitre is 23 miles (37 and a half kilometers) to the northwest. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Anse Canot is less exposed than the others, making it a good choice for travelers who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.
Anse Canot is a crescent-shaped beach located in Gosier, near Pointe-a-Pitre.
The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Due to the rusticness of the island and its accomodations, the tourist industry has not become over-crowded like most Caribbean destinations. This means the beaches, including Anse Canot, are pristine and never cramped.
If you prefer shores that provide a serene experience, then a good choice for you is Anse Canot; it's tucked away in a more rural section of Marie-Galante.
Travelers will find Anse Canot on the North West coast of Marie-Galante. Accommodations nearby include the La Cohoba Hotel, it can be found only a short distance away. Some guests will want to walk here, while others will choose to take a cab out to this hotel, perhaps the most conveniently located lodging option reachable from Anse Canot, despite the lack of other attractions within driving distance.
Historical attractions such as Fort Napoleon offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Anse Canot, and allow visitors to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this coastline is located 19 and a half miles to the west-southwest of this historical destination.
If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Museum at Fort Napoleon||Museum||19.1||WSW||Terre-de-Haut|
|Golf de St-Francois||Golf Course||19.6||N||Grande-Terre|
|Fort Napoleon||Historical Site||19.6||WSW||Terre-de-Haut|
|Musee du Costume et Tradition||Museum||20.0||NW||Grande-Terre|
|Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee||Historical Site||21.2||NW||Grande-Terre|
The nearest region of Marie-Galante to Anse Canot is. This location is only a mile and a half away, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Saint Louis is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
How many other people you encounter at Anse Canot will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this location, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.
Needless to say, there are other beaches in Marie-Galante besides Anse Canot worth visiting.
Another option worth considering is Anse de l'Eglise, located two miles away. Find adenture, nature, sparkling azure waters, and your own secluded paradise at Anse de Vieux Fort.
There's plenty to see and do in Guadeloupe, and paying a visit to Anse Canot is just one way you can spend your afternoon.
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