Anse Tartane

Anse Tartane is a small beach. However, what it is missing in sand it makes up for in waves. The rough water at this beach has put it on the radar of many local and visiting surfers. Not much else is for the beach, as the rough waves can make swimming tough, and even nappers at the far end of the beach can be hit by a wave.

Located on the island of Martinique, 6.9 miles north-northeast of Le Robert, Anse Tartane is on the North East edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. It's often said that Anse Tartane is the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Martinique's urban areas. Most other beaches on Martinique offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
You can reach Anse Tartane by traveling up the aptly named Rue du Surf, right off the Highway D-2.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually go for coasts that offer those who visit an idyllic haven, then you may want to try Anse Tartane; it is tucked away within a less urbanized part of Martinique.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Martinique's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Château Dubuc, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Musee de la Banane. This museum is located within reach of a cab, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Tartane
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Château Dubuc Historical Site 0.6 E Martinique
Nature Reserve of La Caravelle Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 SW Martinique
Dubuc Castle Historical Site 1.6 E Martinique
St. James Distillery Operating Distillery 6.4 W Martinique
St. James Distillery Operating Distillery 6.5 W Martinique

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Sainte Marie, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Sainte Marie is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though beach-goers will generally find few places to stay nearby, those accommodation options closest to Anse Tartane can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse Tartane
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel La Caravelle 0.7 SW Lodge
French Coco 1.0 SW Hotel
La Résidence Goélette 1.1 SW Hotel


There aren't any restaurants close to this beach, so you might want to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, Anse Tartane is just one of many beaches you might like on Martinique.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse l'Entang, located only a short distance away. Others might prefer Plage de Cosmy, which offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found four and a half miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Sainte-Marie Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Martinique, but Anse Tartane is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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