Plage de Madiana

Popular among joggers each morning, this beach is where local come to avoid the crowd, but they aren't adamant about keeping it private and tourists won't be made to feel unwelcome in the slightest. There is also a small nautical shop on the beach that offers lessons in sailing and swimming.

Positioned in the vicinity of Forte de France, 1.9 miles west of downtown Forte de France, Plage de Madiana is on the South West coast of Martinique. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Martinique's beaches, but the ambiance at Plage de Madiana is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach

If you're traveling to this beach from Fort de France, follow the signs to Madiana, take the roundabout at the movie theater, and you'll see the beach near the theater.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is natural without being rustic. Small palm trees line the back of the sand, which is a deep brown and set with a few fishing huts and boats.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Plage de Madiana is on Martinique's South West coast. It's located near Schelcher Park, which is found a half mile to the northwest, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Pre-Colombian Archaeological and Prehistory Museum of Martinique, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage de Madiana
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Schelcher Park Park 0.4 mi. NW Martinique
Casino Bateliere Plaza Casino 0.4 mi. SE Martinique
Fontaine Gueydon Historical Site 1.7 mi. E Martinique
Place de l'Abbie Gregoire Park 1.8 mi. E Martinique
Theatre Aimé Césaire Historical Site 1.9 mi. E Martinique
Dillon Rhum Operating Distillery 2.0 mi. E Martinique
Habitation La Favorite Operating Distillery 2.0 mi. E Martinique
Fontaine Mackau Monument 2.0 mi. E Martinique
Pre-Colombian Archaeological and Prehistory Museum of Martinique Museum 2.1 mi. E Martinique
Pavillon Bougenot Historical Site 2.1 mi. E Martinique
Schoelcher Library Historical Site 2.1 mi. E Martinique
La Savane Park Park 2.1 mi. E Martinique

Cities and Towns

Plage de Madiana is close to Fort de France, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Plage de Madiana who are seeking further attractions might want to think about checking out Fort de France, which is not far away and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Fort de France is just up the road, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Martinique's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Bleu Marine. This restaurant serves delicious Creole cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Plage de Madiana
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Bleu Marine (335) 966-1494 ext. 9 Creole Informal 0.5 mi. SSE
Bredas Chez Maxime (059) 663-7457 -- -- 1.8 mi. E
Chez Carole (059) 606-2883 Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. E
Le Vieux Foyal (059) 677-0549 Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. E
Garage Popular (059) 679-8676 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
La Cave a Vins (059) 670-3302 French Informal 2.0 mi. E
Le Nuevo Mexico (059) 660-6021 Mexican Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
Le Petit Tonneau (059) 661-1917 French, Portuguese Informal 2.0 mi. E
Melting Pot (059) 673-6137 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
Stile Pizza (059) 679-3445 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. E
Le Laurier (059) 670-6329 French Informal 2.2 mi. E
Maximus Restaurant (069) 638-3383 French Informal 4.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Plage de Madiana doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Mabouyas, which is located 13 and a half miles away.

Perhaps Plage de Madiana is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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