Anse Dufour

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Located within a small fishing village, Anse Dufour is not normally used for swimming. Instead, the beach mainly serves and a place for picnic, or a launching pad for boats. However, it is not uncommon to see someone cooling off in the water on a hot day.

Positioned near the heart of the island of Martinique, 5.7 miles south of Fort de France, Anse Dufour is on the South West coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should pay a visit to Anse Dufour. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach

A road named Chemin Rural de L Anse Dufour breaks off from Highway D-7. Take it until it splits right and left. Take the right turn and you will be at the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is lined with houses and boats, and as a residential section, do not expect too much privacy.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Anse Dufour at all, it's worth a try. There are so many unique restaurants on Martinique, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Some visitors, in fact, find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Martinique's South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Galerie Couleurs Locales, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Martinique, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to La Savane des Esclaves, which is one of the closest historical destinations to Anse Dufour.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Dufour
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Galerie Couleurs Locales Art Gallery 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 1.9 mi. NE Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 2.0 mi. NE Martinique
Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine Golf Course 3.1 mi. ENE Martinique
Musée de la Pagerie Museum 3.1 mi. ENE Martinique
Maison de la Canne Museum 3.6 mi. E Martinique
La Savane des Esclaves Historical Site 3.7 mi. E Martinique
Casino Trois-Ilets Casino 3.8 mi. E Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 3.8 mi. E Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 3.8 mi. E Martinique
Mangofil Zip Line Site 3.8 mi. E Martinique
Cap 110 Monument 5.1 mi. SE Martinique

Cities and Towns

Anse Dufour is close to Trois Ilets, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Anse Dufour visitors seeking additional places to explore should consider making the trip to Trois Ilets, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Martinique. From the shore, Trois Ilets is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Anse Dufour
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 1.4 mi. ENE Guest house
Club Trois Ilets 1.6 mi. NE Hotel
Le Panoramic 1.7 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Bambou 2.6 mi. NE Cottages
L’Impératrice Village 2.6 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel La Pagerie 3.1 mi. NE Hotel
Residence Village Creole 3.2 mi. NE Resort
Hotel Bakoua Martinique 3.2 mi. NE Resort
Hotel Carayou 3.3 mi. NE Hotel
Karibea Camelia Residence 3.8 mi. E Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Le Pitaya. The restaurant has Creole food.

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

Restaurants near Anse Dufour
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Pitaya +596 596 66 05 30 Creole Informal 3.1 mi. NE
La Sirene 596-5-96660202 Caribbean Very Casual 3.2 mi. NE
Le Chateaubriand 596-5-96660202 International Informal 3.2 mi. NE
Le Gommier -- Caribbean Informal 3.2 mi. NE
Chez Geo (059) 668-1060 Creole Very Casual -- --
Il Gallo Rosso (059) 638-7957 Italian Informal -- --
Kaza Kebab (069) 607-9892 Greek Very Casual -- --
La Villa Créole (059) 666-0553 Creole Informal -- --
Le Bistro d'en Face (059) 673-0387 French Informal -- --
Le Copacabana (059) 666-0892 Brazilian Informal -- --
Le Corsaire (059) 666-1585 American Very Casual -- --
Le Green (059) 668-3801 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Anse Dufour.

You might also enjoy Les Salines, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it 15 and a half miles to the east-southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Anse Noire is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Plage de Madiana, located not too far away, which means a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Martinique offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Anse Dufour is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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