Plage du Souffleur Beach in Guadeloupe (Great snorkeling!)

Anse Souffleur in Guadeloupe
Anse Souffleur in Guadeloupe

Plage du Souffleur is an absolutely gorgeous long sandy beach located in Port-Louis of Grande Terre, Guadeloupe.

Plage du Souffleur Quick Tips

  • Sand & water color: Tan sand & turquoise water
  • Other names: Souffleur beach, Anse du Souffleur (cove)
  • Best for: Snorkeling, families, water activities
  • Famous for: Water sports (Kayaking, jet ski’s, etc)
  • Facilities: none
  • Lifeguard: none
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Plenty of parking space available

Where is Plage du Souffleur located?

Plage du Souffleur is located in Port-Louis on the Northern coast of Grande Terre in Guadeloupe.

To give you an idea of how big that side of the island is it will take you about 52 minutes to drive from bottom to top of Grande Terre.

Parking

Thankfully, you will find plenty of parking available here.

What you can Expect at Plage du Souffleur

  • Many water activities are available: kayak, scooter (even for the little ones), various buoys.
  • A lot of tourists come here for the water sports.
  •  If you like standing in the water at chest-level, then it is a beautiful beach. 
  • Great snorkeling!
  • Regarded by some as the most beautiful beach in Guadeloupe.

Snorkeling at Plage du Souffleur

The snorkeling at this beach is great. You will find patches of small reef scattered about a few meters out. Definitely don’t step on any of them barefoot, we snorkelerd and there are lots of sea urchins.

Aerial view of Plage du Souffleur and its coral reef.
Aerial view of Plage du Souffleur and its coral reef.

Pros and Cons

Pros 

  • Great for water sports 
  • Calm waters (if you like standing in the water at chest-level, then it is a beautiful beach.)
  • Beautiful mangroves nearby
  • Great shade

Cons

  • Touristy
  • Bad for body surfing (no waves)
  • Lots of mosquitos (BEWARE) Make sure you have your bug spray.

Conclusion: Does Plage du Souffleur live up to the hype?

Absolutely. This is a beach is gorgeous.

Things to do near Plage du Souffleur

  1. Anse du Souffleur (cove beach)
  2. Mangrove du souffleur
  3. Plage d’Antigues

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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