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Marie Galante certainly is the most authentic island in the Guadeloupe archipelago. Anse Feuillard is often considered as one of the nicest snorkeling spot on the island, but snorkeling there can be disappointing, as the seabed has a poor showing of coral and fish.

Anse Feuillard beach
Anse Feuillard beach

How to get to Anse Feuillard for snorkeling?

From Grand Bourg, head east (N9) towards Capesterre de Marie Galante, then head north for about 5km. 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.

Anse Feuillard snorkeling map, Marie Galante

Water entrance for snorkeling Anse Feuillard

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

Anse Feuillard snorkeling exploration

You can explore the whole area between the beach and the coral reef, a distance of about 250 meters.

Spotted trunkfish at Anse Feuillard
The spotted trunkfish is quite common at Anse Feuillard.

Even though it is mostly made of coral, the seabed (↕1-3m) is covered with 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 jacks, butterflyfish, sergeant majors, and the spotted trunkfish are among the species you are likely to see.

Do not get too close to the reef itself (where the waves break), 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.

Soft coral at Anse Feuillard
An undetermined soft coral photographed at Anse Feuillard.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

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


  • Level required Intermediate
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • Potential DangersCurrents, waves
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree

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These spots are accessible to anyone with basic snorkeling skills, and feeling comfortable in the water and with his snorkeling gear. You will enter the water from the shore (beach, pontoon, ladder, rocks) or from a boat. The water height in the sea entrance area is reasonable, but you will not necessarily be within your depth. Moderate currents can occur in the area, even when the sea conditions are good. The distance to swim to reach the most interesting snorkeling areas of the spot does not exceed 200 meters.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.