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 coast of the island of Martinique, 2.4 miles south of Sainte-Anne, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Grand Anse is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Martinique's urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across on Martinique offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you tend to enjoy beach days which offer those who visit a tranquil enclave, then you may want to try Grand Anse; it's tucked away in a less urbanized section of Martinique.

What's Nearby


Grand Anse is on the South East coast of Martinique. It is near some interesting sites like Cabrits Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Écomusée de la Martinique. This museum is located easily within taxi range, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you want 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 region of Martinique to Grand Anse is Sainte-Anne. This interesting part of Martinique is just two and a half miles from the shore, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This part on Martinique is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good assortment of hotel options to pick from in the area around the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Grand Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 1.9 N Guest house
La Dunette 2.2 N Hotel
Club Med Buccaneer's Creek 3.2 N Resort


Though the area surrounding Grand Anse isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is KokOaRum, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Grand Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
KokOaRum 596 596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.7 mi. N
Le Zanzibar 0596 74 08 46 Creole Very Casual 4.7 mi. N
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 4.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Grand Anse on Martinique.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pointe du Marin, located a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Grande Terre Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found a half mile to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Corps de Garde, which is located a quick cab ride away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Martinique, but visiting Grand Anse or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Martinique even more memorable.


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