Plage de Tillet Beach in Guadeloupe!

Beach Plage de Tillet, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
Beach Plage de Tillet, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

The Caribbean has a lot of gorgeous white sand beaches with gorgeous turquoise blue water. What the Caribbean doesn’t have is many beaches like this that are almost entirely empty!

Plage de Tillet is incredibly gorgeous, easy to access, yet somehow mostly isolated beach! This is AWESOME news for those looking to have their own stretch of paradise.

Beaches in Guadeloupe are a secret that so many Americans don’t know about. Being in the Caribbean it is quite close to the US, but 80% of the visitors to this island group are from Europe! With it being a French overseas territory it makes sense that it gets a lot of visitors from France, but somehow it stays a secret from most Americans.

For those that aren’t French speakers, calling it Plage de Tillet Beach is a little redundant; it is basically saying Tillet Beach Beach. Regardless, of the redundancy, it is worth a visit.

I’m convinced that Plage de Tillet won’t stay a secret for too much longer so you should plan your visit immediately!

Plage de Tillet Quick Tips

  • Sand & water color: Golden sand, turquoise blue water
  • Other names: Anse Tillet, Tillet beach
  • Good for: Relaxing, swimming, sunning
  • Known for: Isolated beautiful beach
  • Facilities: None (only nature)
  • Swimming conditions: Moderate (Current can get strong)
  • Lifeguard: none
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located directly on the beach.

Where is Plage de Tillet located?

It is located in Deshaies on the north side of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe. The shape of Guadeloupe is often described as being shaped like a butterfly. With that mental image in your mind it is located on the top of the left wing (northwest part of the main island).

If you drive there from the main airport it will take you about 35 minutes.

Parking

This beach is easily accessible, the access point is located very close to road. The parking lot is easy to find and given that this beach is largely still a secret, it is almost never an issue to find an open spot.

Once you park you need to walk about 5 minutes through a small forest to access the beach. The path is easy to follow and goes quickly.

What you can Expect at Plage de Tillet Beach

In short you can expect to find a perfect slice of paradise, and you have a good shot of having it to yourself. Even if there are others on the beach it is generally quite easy to spread out so you feel alone.

  • Very isolated, not even 5 minutes from the parking lot.
  • If you go in the morning there is a good chance you can have the beach all to yourself!
  • Moderate waves
Plage de Tillet beach in Guadeloupe
Tillet Beach (Plage de Tillet).

Snorkeling

This beach is not great for snorkeling. Instead, I recommend Plage de Malendure where you have a good chance of snorkeling with sea turtles!

Pros and Cons

Pros 

  • Isolated, not crowded
  • Beautiful

Cons

  • Not great for snorkeling
  • No facilities
  • No lifeguards

Conclusion: Is Anse Tillet worth visiting?

Yes! Isolated and so beautiful! Highly recommend visiting this beach in Guadeloupe to have your own Caribbean beach escape!

Things to do near Plage de Tillet

There are 10 more beaches available within a 5 km (3 mile) radius. The best one is Plage des Amandiers.

  1. Plage des Amandiers – most relaxing beach in Guadeloupe.
  2. Plage de la Perle (Another incredible beach)

Most Popular Tours on Basse-Tillet


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.

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