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 should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Anse Tartane is the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches you'll come across on Martinique may be just as refreshing as Anse Tartane, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and 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

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Anse Tartane offers visitors a calm and peaceful enclave, especially since the location that surrounds the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Anse Tartane on Martinique's North East coast. It is close to Château Dubuc, which is situated three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Musee de la Banane. This museum is located seven miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 6.5 W Martinique
Musee de la Banane Museum 6.8 W Martinique

Cities and Towns

Anse Tartane is close to Sainte Marie, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Sainte Marie, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Sainte Marie is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Tartane will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a decent range of booking options to choose from in the area that encircles Anse Tartane. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

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


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Martinique will have lots of options besides Anse Tartane.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse l'Entang, located just a little ways away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Plage de Cosmy, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it four and a half miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Sainte-Marie Beach, located reasonably close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Martinique has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Anse Tartane is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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