Grand Anse

As the name implies, Grand Anse is a large beach, though it is also quite remote. Visitors to this beach will be faced with beautiful views and plenty of space to enjoy it with.

Located on the southern edge of the island of Martinique, 2.4 miles south of Sainte-Anne, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Grand Anse might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
While a bit far, Grand Anse is the ending location of Highway D-9. Just simply take D-9 as far south as you can go. Once you hit sand you know you're there.

Amenities and Ambiance

As a well protected cove on the southwest coast, Grand Anse has calm clear waters. Once you add in the palm treas and Caribbean ferns, Grand Anse is the stereotypical remote tropical beach. As long as you are willing to take the drive to this rural beach, you will have a peaceful and hopefully, sunny day.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

If you usually favor beach days that bring visitors an angelic haven, then think about trying out Grand Anse; it's hidden away in a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Martinique's South East coast; it's located near attractions like Cabrits Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Martinique, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Trois Rivieres Historic Distillery, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the neighborhood of Grand Anse.

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 Grand Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.0 SE Martinique
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.2 E Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 4.5 NNW Martinique
La Mauny Operating Distillery 5.9 NNW Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 5.9 NNW Martinique

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Martinique to Grand Anse is Sainte-Anne. This destination is just two and a half miles away, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Sainte-Anne is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a decent selection of lodging options to choose from in the vicinity of Grand Anse. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Grand Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 2.0 N Guest house
La Dunette 2.2 N Hotel
Résidence Plages Des Salines 2.2 N Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. Le Zanzibar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Creole food. They also specialize in seafood and tapas.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Grand Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 4.6 mi. N
Snack al Dente 33 5 96 48 07 54 Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian Very Casual 4.7 mi. N
KokOaRum 0596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.7 mi. N
Rest'ô Café 596 596 74 10 70 American, Creole, French Very Casual 4.7 mi. N
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 4.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Martinique besides Grand Anse.

You might also enjoy Pointe du Marin, located a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Grande Terre Beach offers more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it a half mile to the southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Corps de Garde, which is located six and a half miles to the northwest.

Maybe Grand Anse is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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