Fodor's Expert Review Plage de la Chapelle à Anse-Bertrand
If you want a delightful day-trip to the northern tip of Grande-Terre, aim for this spot, one of the loveliest white-sand beaches, whose gentle mid-afternoon waves are popular with families. It's shaded by coco palms, there are the ruins of a chapel to explore, and the sea kayaking's excellent. When the tide rolls in, it's equally popular with surfers. Several little terrace restaurants are at the far end of the beach, but you might want to bring your own mat or beach towel, because no one rents chaise longues. The town has remained relatively undeveloped. Amenities: food and drink; showers; toilets. Best for: solitude; sunrise; sunset; surfing; swimming; walking; windsurfing.