Diamond Beach

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Enjoy water activities or sunbathe on sandy white beach. There's plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. There's much more to do now the area has developed into a resort beach.

Situated in the vicinity of Diamant, 1.5 miles west-southwest of downtown Diamant, Diamond Beach is on the South edge of Martinique. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. The area around this beach is relatively urbanized, but as is occasionally the case, this should not suggest that the beach itself is going to be too crowded. Instead, you will usually find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Diamond Beach is Martinique's longest beach at over six miles long. The sand and surf vary along the beach, but palms are ever-present to provide respite from the sun. Just off the coast of Diamond Beach, visitors can glimpse the uninhabited island of Diamond Rock.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Diamond Beach is the ultimate convenience. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Diamond Beach, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Diamond Beach is a resort area, but there's enough room to accommodate everyone without getting overcrowded. The beach is mainly populated by tourists.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Diamond Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Martinique's South coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Cap 110, which is a half mile to the south.

History-focused attractions such as La Savane des Esclaves are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Diamond Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Martinique's past, for those willing to go exploring.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Diamond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cap 110 Monument 0.4 S Martinique
Galerie Couleurs Locales Art Gallery 3.3 NW Martinique
Mangofil Zip Line Site 4.2 NE Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 4.7 N Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 4.7 N Martinique

Cities and Towns

Diamond Beach is very close to Diamant, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Diamant, a city which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Diamant is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it usually isn't that difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the closest options to Diamond Beach.

Accommodations near Diamond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Diamant Beach 2.0 ENE Hotel
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 4.8 NNW Guest house
Karibea Camelia Residence 4.8 N Hotel

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is New Cap. This restaurant features French food. They're also renowned for their tapas.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Diamond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
New Cap (059) 676-1299 French Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
La Pasta d'Alba (059) 658-2653 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. NE
Pizzbook (059) 638-7223 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Le Kano (059) 678-4033 Creole Informal -- --
Il Gallo Rosso (059) 638-7957 Italian Informal 4.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Diamond Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Martinique.

Another location you might enjoy is Les Salines, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located 11 and a half miles to the east-southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Grand Anse d'Arlet. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Mabouyas, located fairly close-by, which means a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Martinique, and Diamond Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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