Plage de la Datcha (Amazing beach in Guadeloupe!)

Plage de la Datcha Guadeloupe
Plage de la Datcha in Guadeloupe

Plage de la Datcha is a gorgeous beach in Guadeloupe with fine white sand and beautiful turquoise water.

Plage de la Datcha Quick Tips

  • Sand & water color: White sand and clear turquoise water
  • Other names:  
  • Known for: Turquoise waters and fine white sand
  • Swimming conditions: Suitable for most/all swimmers
  • Facilities: Showers available
  • Lifeguard: none
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Large car park nearby

Where is Plage de la Datcha located?

Plage de la Datcha is located in Sainte-Anne on the southern coast of Grande Terre in Guadeloupe.


There is also a very large free car park nearby.

What you can Expect at Plage de la Datcha beach

  • Gorgeous white sand beach with turquoise water
  • Ideal for swimming and making a round trip to the islet. Possible for all/most types of swimmers.
  • Beautiful view of the Gosier Islet.
  • Several small affordable restaurants and bars nearby (on the beach).
  • Canoe rentals nearby

Swimming Conditions

Water is calm and ideal for most to all types of swimmers.

Pros and Cons


  • Amazing fine white sand
  • Turquoise waters
  • View of Gosier islet
  • Several affordable restaurants on the beach.


  • Can get crowded
  • Can have sargassum (a large brown type of seaweed)

What to Bring to the Beach

Travel towel – So much easier to pack these quick dry microfiber travel towels than go without or be forced to buy one once there. We always travel with at least two of them.

Dry Bag There are some lessons you just don’t want to learn the hard way. Ruining your phone, camera, or other valuables at the beach is a very expensive lesson to learn. This dry bag is amazing and works for any and all water activities.

Reef-safe sunscreen – The sun here can be very strong. Make sure to wear a reef safe sunscreen or a rashguard.

Rash guard or long sleeve swim top – I wear the one from Skims and I love not having to worry about getting burned when I am out in the sun ALL DAY.

Free people also has some amazing rash guards you can shop here. 

Backpack or waterbottle sling – I am obsessed with my Beis travel backpack. I never travel without it. It is seriously the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. If you don’t want to bring a full backpack this waterbottle sling is my absolute favorite. It fits a waterbottle, iPhone 14 pro max, plus some extra space for bars or snacks or your wallet.

Packable snacks – I always travel with these That’s it bars from Amazon. OMG, they are sooo good and only have a few minimal ingredients.

Conclusion: Is Plage de la Datcha worth visiting?

One of my favorite beaches, so absolutely yes!

Things to do near Plage de la Datcha

  1. Several small restaurants and bars nearby.
  2. Anse Tabarin
  3. Ïlet du Gosier


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