Anse Feuillard

Marie Galante certainly is the most authentic island in the Guadeloupe archipelago. It is still mostly preserved from tourism and traditional activities like fishing and agriculture are still practiced, giving the place its unique atmosphere. Anse Feuillard is not a very recommended spot, because the seabed is poor with colors and fishes. If you visit the island, you can still try to explore this site.
How to get there?

Marie Galante island is located about 30km south west of Guadeloupe island. It is easy to reach from Pointe-à-Pitre: several boats make the round trip each day. Most boats arrive in Grand Bourg pier. From here, head east (N9) towards Capesterre de Marie Galante, then head north for about 5 km. When you arrive at Anse Feuillard crossing, go ahead on the dirt road for two or three hundred meters and park. You then have to walk for about 15 minutes to reach the beach. This place is not indicated: you will certainly need a GPS application to reach it.

Water entrance

Enter the water from the central part of the beach. Seaweed can seasonally carpet the sand, be careful as sea urchins sometimes hide in it.

Aerial view


You can explore the whole area between the beach and the coral reef. They are separated by about 250 meters.

Even though it is mostly made of coral, the seabed (↕1-3m) is partly covered with uncomely green and red seaweed, making the snorkeling experience quite disappointing. Some nice coral formations still stick out (soft coral, brain coral). The fishes you will spot here are typical of Guadeloupe shallow lagoons: schools of bar jack, butterflyfish, caribbean sergeant major and the nice spotted trunkfish are amongst the species you are likely to see.

Do not get too close to the reef itself (it is materialized by the offshore line of breaking waves), nor to the beach extremities where currents are stronger and water is choppy. The spot as a whole can be exposed to wind and waves. If sea conditions are bad, don’t get in the water.

Restaurants and accommodation

Anse Feuillard is totally unspoiled, the nearest buildings and amenities are a 15 minute walk plus a 10 minute drive from here. Bring your own food and beverages.

Spot’s weather forecasts (°C)

Spot tips

  • Type of spot
  • Level of difficulty
    Intermediary level
  • Maximum depth
    15 ft
  • Water entrance
    Easy, from a sandy beach
  • Potential Dangers
    Waves, currents
  • Lifeguard
  • Visitor numbers
  • Access costs
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Public toilets & showers

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Underwater spot photos

Species you may spot while snorkeling Anse Feuillard

Common name Scientific name Abundance Fishbase Wikipedia
Beau gregory
Stegastes leucostictus
Spotted trunkfish
Lactophrys bicaudalis
Bar jack
Carangoides ruber
Brain coral
Diploria strigosa
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