Baie des Anglais

Tucked way in one of the most natural and pretty areas of Martinique, Baie des Anglais is a good distance from any form of civilization. Visitors here will be able to explore the expanse of coast and hiking trails that make this a hikers and eco-tourist's beach of choice.

Located on the southeastern edge of the island of Martinique, 2.9 miles east-southeast of Sainte-Anne, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Martinique. While Baie des Anglais may be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

How to Access The Beach

Part of its remotness means it can be hard to get to. Guests will be able to drive and park on a dirt road called "Petit Sable", but then will have to walk about half a mile to get to the beach. The only way to avoid this is if you take a boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by nature and isolated from any kind of development, Baie des Anglais is one of the untouched beaches that are scattered on Martinique. With clear and calm waters and plenty of room to move about, the beach offers a full day of playing, exploring, and relaxing.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

If you happen to enjoy shores which provide an idyllic enclave, then you will want to try Baie des Anglais; it is tucked away within a less urban sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Martinique's South East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Savane des Pétrifications, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Écomusée de la Martinique. This museum is located well within taxi range, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Baie des Anglais
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.1 SW Martinique
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.9 SW Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 5.4 WNW Martinique
La Mauny Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Martinique to Baie des Anglais is Sainte-Anne. This destination is just three miles from the shore, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Sainte-Anne is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Baie des Anglais
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 3.0 W Guest house
Résidence Plages Des Salines 3.0 W Hotel
La Dunette 3.0 W Hotel


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Zanzibar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Baie des Anglais
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole 4.0 mi. NW Martinique

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Baie des Anglais.

Another location you might enjoy is Pointe du Marin, found a brief car or taxi trip away. On the other hand, Anse Trabaud offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it less than a mile to the south west.

You might also want to visit Anse Corps de Garde, which is located eight miles away.

There's plenty to see and do on Martinique, so visiting Baie des Anglais is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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