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 side of the island of Martinique, 2.4 miles south of Sainte-Anne, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Grand Anse allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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 desire beach days that offer visitors an idyllic enclave, then you should enjoy Grand Anse; it's back in a more natural sector of Martinique.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Martinique; this area boasts other attractions such as Cabrits Lighthouse, which is a mile away.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Écomusée de la Martinique, a lovely museum found four and a half miles to the north-northwest, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 region on Martinique to Grand Anse is Sainte-Anne. This destination is just two and a half miles from the coast, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This area on Martinique is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


How many other people you encounter at Grand Anse will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a fairly wide variety of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area that encircles Grand Anse. The closest of which are listed 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


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Zanzibar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

Restaurants near Grand Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole 4.6 mi. N Martinique

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Martinique, and Grand Anse is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pointe du Marin, situated a quick car or cab ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Grande Terre Beach is just right. You'll find it a half mile to the southeast.

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

Grand Anse could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Martinique offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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