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.

Located 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 want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is usually less active, but could still provide opportunities for social interaction; that's the type of balance you'll discover at Plage de Madiana.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Martinique's South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Schelcher Park, which is a half mile away.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Martinique, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fontaine Gueydon, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the vicinity of Plage de Madiana.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby 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 very close to Fort de France, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Plage de Madiana tourists seeking some additional excitement might consider going to Fort de France, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Martinique. From the beach, Fort de France is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Plage de Madiana
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel La Bateliere 0.5 mi. SSE Hotel
Hotel Simon 1.8 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Le Bleu Marine. The restaurant has Creole cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Martinique, so Plage de Madiana is just one of your options.

You may also enjoy Anse Mabouyas, located within the range of a taxi.

Martinique has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Plage de Madiana is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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