Grande Anse


Easily one of Terre-de-Haut's best beaches, long, sandy Grande Anse unfortunately has rough water conditions, and swimming is not allowed. The north side of this windy beach is backed by clay cliffs and the entire area is wonderfully wild and remote. The beach is immediately east of the airport runway.

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