Anse Trabaud

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One of the beaches on Martinique's southern tip, Anse Trabaud is easy to reach and popular. Thanks to the unique location of the cove, the beach has a mix of both rough and clam water, make it a favorite among swimmers, surfers, and kayakers.

Located on the island of Martinique, 2.7 miles southeast of Sainte-Anne, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Anse Trabaud is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Martinique's urban areas. Many of the other beaches on Martinique may be just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
There are a maze of dirt roads that you will have to take to reach the beach. Your best bet is to simply head towards Pointe Baham, which is the northeast section of Anse Trabaud.

Amenities and Ambiance

This seemingly semi-circle of a beach is a popular natural beach, so while you can expect plenty of trees, vegetation, and nature, also expect fellow tourist and perhaps an activity going on.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you choose shores which offer a serene experience, then a good choice for you is Anse Trabaud; it's hidden away within a more natural part of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Anse Trabaud is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Martinique. Savane des Pétrifications is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Écomusée de la Martinique, a lovely museum found just a brief cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

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 Trabaud
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.2 SW Martinique
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.0 SW Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 5.3 NW Martinique
La Mauny Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Martinique to Anse Trabaud is Sainte-Anne. This destination is only two and a half miles from the beach, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This part of Martinique is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Anse Trabaud
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 2.6 WNW Guest house
Résidence Plages Des Salines 2.7 NW Hotel
La Dunette 2.7 NW Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Snack al Dente. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. They also specialize in pasta and pizza.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Anse Trabaud
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Snack al Dente 33 5 96 48 07 54 Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian Very Casual 4.0 mi. N
KokOaRum 0596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. N
Rest'ô Café 596 596 74 10 70 American, Creole, French Very Casual 4.1 mi. N
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 4.2 mi. NNW
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 4.2 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Martinique has many beaches, so if Anse Trabaud doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Pointe du Marin, found a quick car or cab ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Baie des Anglais is just right. You'll find it less than a mile to the northeast.

Another option worth considering is Anse Corps de Garde, which is located seven and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Martinique has a lot to offer its visitors, but Anse Trabaud is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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