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.

Positioned on the southern side of the island of Martinique, 2.4 miles south of Sainte-Anne, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Grand Anse are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Grand Anse provides a quiet and serene retreat, since the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Martinique's South East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cabrits Lighthouse, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but many travelers find that museums like Écomusée de la Martinique (situated easily within cab range) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Martinique's culture.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 nearest area of Martinique to Grand Anse is Sainte-Anne. This interesting part of Martinique is just two and a half miles from the shore, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This part on Martinique is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the list below.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Zanzibar. The restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. Many guests rave about their seafood and tapas.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Grand Anse on Martinique.

Another location you might enjoy is Pointe du Marin, situated a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Grande Terre Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found a half mile to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Anse Corps de Garde, located six and a half miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Martinique, and paying a visit to Grand Anse is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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