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.

Located on the island of Martinique, 3.8 miles southeast of Le Marin, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Cap Chevalier.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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.

If you usually enjoy shores which grant a serene environment, then a good choice for you is Cap Chevalier; it's hidden away within a less urban section of Martinique.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Martinique. It's located near Savane des Pétrifications, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Écomusée de la Martinique. This museum is located easily within the range of a cab, 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 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 part of Martinique to Cap Chevalier is Sainte-Anne. This destination is just three and a half miles from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This part on Martinique is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Cap Chevalier will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a decent range of accommodation options to pick from in the area that encircles Cap Chevalier. The closest of which can be seen in the table below.

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, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Snack al Dente. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. They are also famous for their pasta and pizza.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Cap Chevalier on Martinique.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Pointe du Marin, located a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Baie des Anglais. It's located one and a quarter miles to the south west.

You might also want to visit Anse Corps de Garde, located a short taxi ride away.

Martinique has so much to offer, and dropping by Cap Chevalier is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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