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 should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on Martinique. While Anse Trabaud may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually prefer shores which bring guests a tranquil environment, then you may want to try Anse Trabaud; it's tucked away in a less urbanized section of Martinique.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on Martinique's South East coast. It's located near Savane des Pétrifications, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Écomusée de la Martinique. This museum is located five and a half miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found 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 part on Martinique to Anse Trabaud is Sainte-Anne. This friendly part of Martinique is just two and a half miles from the shore, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Sainte-Anne is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the list below.

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

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Anse Trabaud; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Snack al Dente is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole menu items. They are also famous for their pasta and pizza.

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

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Martinique, so Anse Trabaud is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pointe du Marin, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Baie des Anglais. It's found less than a mile to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Corps de Garde, which is located just a cab ride away.

Martinique offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Anse Trabaud offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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