Basse-Terre: volcanic black and ochre sand beaches

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Basse-Terre: volcanic black and ochre sand beaches

The left wing of the butterfly, Basse-Terre, between sea and mountains, is lush with vegetation. It is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

This volcanic island, which is partly classified as a reserve, is home to the Guadeloupe National Park. Its rainforest, volcano, mountains, waterfalls, and wild shores are the work of capricious and radiant nature, as evidenced by its black, brown, or tan sand beaches, with the different colours evidence of the island's volcanic activity.

The most famous of all is Grande Anse Trois-Rivières, with its long shore laid out at the foot of the verdant mountain and one of the best spots to watch the sunset. The same tones can be seen at Banana Beach, with its black sand and coconut trees, and at Anse à la Barque, while the sand is grey on Roseau Beach, in Sainte-Marie. Its calm and peaceful waters attract families, who find the place ideal for young children.

The west coast, facing the Caribbean Sea, offers lighter shades, like those on Malendure Beach in the village of Bouillante. Although they are all different, these beaches share some common features, including a water temperature above 25ºC, so swimming is always a pleasure.

Trois-Rivières Tourism Office
Le Bourg
3 rue Gerville Réache
97114 Trois-Rivières

+590 (0)5 90 92 77 01