Cap Chevalier

Bring your snorkel gear and take in the underwater sights, or relax on the sandy beach. Local fisherman can be seen maneuvering the beach on wooden rafts.

Positioned on the southeastern edge of the island of Martinique, 3.8 miles southeast of Le Marin, You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Cap Chevalier are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cap Chevalier is located on the eastern side of Martinique along the Atlantic. Trade winds blow across the beach, but the water remains calm and fairly shallow due to coral reefs.

There is also a snack bar here. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Cap Chevalier is known to get crowded on weekends, so travelers seeking a quieter day at the beach might want to visit on a weekday. Locals can be seen fishing in the water off of Cap Chevalier in their wooden rafts.

Cap Chevalier offers visitors a quiet and serene place to escape, since the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Martinique's South East coast. It's located near Savane des Pétrifications, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historic attractions, including Trois Rivieres Historic Distillery, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Cap Chevalier, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Martinique's past, without straying too far from the coastline.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cap Chevalier
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 SW Martinique
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.2 SW Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 5.8 W Martinique
La Mauny Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 6.2 NW Martinique

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Martinique to Cap Chevalier is Sainte-Anne. This location is just three and a half miles from the beach, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section of Martinique is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Cap Chevalier is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent range of hotels to choose from near Cap Chevalier. The most accessible of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Cap Chevalier
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Résidence Plages Des Salines 3.6 W Hotel
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 3.7 W Guest house
La Dunette 3.7 W Hotel

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Snack al Dente. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. They are also famous for their pasta and pizza.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Cap Chevalier
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Snack al Dente 33 5 96 48 07 54 Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian Very Casual 3.3 mi. NW
KokOaRum 0596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW
Rest'ô Café 596 596 74 10 70 American, Creole, French Very Casual 3.5 mi. NW
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 3.6 mi. NW
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Cap Chevalier.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pointe du Marin, located a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer Baie des Anglais, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the south west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Corps de Garde, which is located eight and a half miles away.

While Martinique has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Cap Chevalier is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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