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.

Situated on the island of Martinique, 5.7 miles south of Fort de France, Anse Dufour is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Martinique's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Anse Dufour is tamer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Anse Dufour, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Vacationers will find plenty of places on Martinique serving up delicious local cuisine, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Many visitors find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Martinique. Galerie Couleurs Locales is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Musée de la Pagerie, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Martinique's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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 near Trois Ilets, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Tourists at Anse Dufour who are looking for further attractions might want to consider heading to Trois Ilets, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Martinique. From the shore, Trois Ilets is not far away, roughly four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers seeking a place to stay close to Anse Dufour won't have a tough time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

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

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. Le Pitaya is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Creole food.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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 596 596 66 02 02 Caribbean Very Casual 3.2 mi. NE
Le Chateaubriand 596 596 66 02 02 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Martinique, so if Anse Dufour doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Anse Dufour has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Les Salines, a beach with a similar ambiance. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Anse Noire is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Plage de Madiana, located not too far away, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

You may find that Anse Dufour is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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