Gosier coastal path is a medium level hiking trail, theoretically, it supposed to take 3 hours (return). I’m a clumsy hiker, so it took me closer to 4.5 hours. Here is what to expect from this hike.

 

There are 2 starting points, I started off from Petit-Havre beach and ended at La Saline.

Le Plage de Petit-Havre, Gossier
I highly recommend arriving at the beach before 8h00. The sun is BLAZING by 10h00. O, also this beach is super popular, after 10h00 it is difficult to find parking. **Alternative parking is at the beach next door, St Jacque. Huge waves and boulder, so there’s no one there. 10min paved road walk to Petit-Havre beach

Entrance is to the left of this restaurant. There is no sign, but the path is obvious.

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I am not sure if this was a viewing point, but I think the view was stunning!!!

Petit Havre, Gosier, Guadeloupe
Yup, this beach is Petit Havre. It really is a stunning beach from the ground level and up.

The beginning bits was quite easy; a steady climb, but nothing rocky.

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O, tread carefully, there are a lot of hermit crabs and earth crabs. I came across at least 10? Basically, whenever you see a shell in the middle of nowhere, don’t step on it. For instance, look at this hermit’s camouflage… it really isn’t that er… skillful.

Gossier coastal hike, Guadeloupe
I found him in the middle of the path. The moment I leaned close to it, it pretended to be a shell. *LOL*

The earth crab, however, will flee asap.

 

Anyways, onto the harder part. Be prepared to use your hands. Part of the path was almost vertical. Like, 70+ degrees? There’s no rope, so if you’re scared o height or rock climbing etc, it is better to not do this hike.

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In any case, this is as hard as it got. This hike did wear me out before we reached Le Saline. It felt like 3 rounds of ascend and descend? I guess I lack the endurance.

 

O, watch out for strange plants with stingers and wasp.

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I don’t know if you can see this, but it has orange spikes on the leaves.
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New nest…. of wasps

 

 

For easy hiking trails in Guadeloupe? Click here for the list 😉

 

 

Summary

Type: Coastal

Terrain: Hilly

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 3 hours (return) **This is the official suggested time. It took me closer  4.5 hours

Distance: Around 3.2 km

Gear suggestion: Hiking shoes are essential, mosquitoes repellent, 1.5L water per person, snack bar

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Where was this hike?

Starting point: La plage de Petit-Havre (beach)

**It is possible to start from La plage de La Saline

The path doesn’t have a label or sign, but it is next to the restaurant on the beach LOL

Saint Félix, which is part of Le Gosier 😉 Grande Terre, Guadeloupe

 

Camera: Canon 6D, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Hi, I am Joyce. 30 something. Observe little things and share giggles. Travel blogger, project pan supporter. #ExploreLaughRepeat

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