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.

Set in the vicinity of Forte de France, 1.9 miles west of downtown Forte de France, Plage de Madiana is on the South West edge of Martinique. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. At Plage de Madiana, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.

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 plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Martinique's South West coast. It is close to Schelcher Park, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you want to learn more about the history of Martinique, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fontaine Gueydon, which is one of the closest historical attractions in the area surrounding Plage de Madiana.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Martinique. The following table includes 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——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Plage de Madiana visitors looking for further attractions will want to think about checking out Fort de France, which is nearby and is an especially active area of Martinique. From the beach, Fort de France is not far away, about two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

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

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Martinique's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Bleu Marine. This restaurant serves Creole food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are 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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Plage de Madiana doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Mabouyas, located 13 and a half miles to the southeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Martinique, and Plage de Madiana offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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