Pointe du Bout

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There's plenty to do and see both in and out of the water at Pointe du Bout. Watch the boats come in to dock or take in the local shops. There are also plenty of fine places at which to take lunch or dinner.

Located in Pointe du Bout, 3.5 miles south-southeast of Fort de France, this beach is on the South West coast of Martinique. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will find that Pointe du Bout is a good choice for them. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

Amenities and Ambiance

Pointe du Bout is a small, narrow man-made beach that is home to several marinas and an abundance of hotels and resorts. The beach is lined with restaurants, shops, and facilities. Though the sand is nice and white, the water is somewhat murky due to industrial use.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Pointe du Bout. There are so many dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on Martinique, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors hoping for a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. Pointe de Bout is crowded with tourists staying in the area's pricey hotels. The throng is also largely French, so if you don't speak the language, take a translation guide.

Be mindful that the area right around Pointe du Bout is an urban area, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Martinique's South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Musée de la Pagerie, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Martinique, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is La Savane des Esclaves, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the area surrounding Pointe du Bout.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Martinique. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Pointe du Bout
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Musée de la Pagerie Museum 1.2 mi. SSE Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 1.3 mi. SW Martinique
Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine Golf Course 1.4 mi. SSE Martinique
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 1.5 mi. SW Martinique
Maison de la Canne Museum 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
La Savane des Esclaves Historical Site 1.8 mi. SE Martinique
Casino Trois-Ilets Casino 1.9 mi. SE Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 1.9 mi. SE Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 1.9 mi. SE Martinique
Mangofil Zip Line Site 1.9 mi. SE Martinique
Fort St. Louis Historical Site 3.0 mi. N Martinique
Pierre-Aliker Stadium Sporting Event Venue 3.2 mi. N Martinique

Cities and Towns

Pointe du Bout is in the Trois Ilets area, so walking the city is a definite option. Pointe du Bout visitors seeking some additional excitement might think about checking out Trois Ilets, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Martinique. From the beach, Trois Ilets is a quick trip away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a room near the beach won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Pointe du Bout
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Bakoua Martinique 0.1 mi. SSW Resort
Hotel Carayou 0.2 mi. SE Hotel
Residence Village Creole 0.2 mi. S Resort
Hotel La Pagerie 0.4 mi. S Hotel
L’Impératrice Village 0.7 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Bambou 0.7 mi. SW Cottages
Le Panoramic 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Club Trois Ilets 1.7 mi. SW Hotel
Karibea Camelia Residence 1.8 mi. SE Hotel
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 2.0 mi. SW Guest house

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Pointe du Bout; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is La Sirene. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Pointe du Bout
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Sirene 596 596 66 02 02 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSW
Le Chateaubriand 596 596 66 02 02 International Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Le Gommier -- Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Le Pitaya +596 596 66 05 30 Creole Informal 0.4 mi. S
Camélia Résidence Restaurant 596 (0) 596 66 05 85 -- Very Casual 1.8 mi. SE
Chez Geo (059) 668-1060 Creole Very Casual -- --
Il Gallo Rosso (059) 638-7957 Italian Informal -- --
Kaza Kebab (069) 607-9892 Greek Very Casual -- --
La Villa Créole (059) 666-0553 Creole Informal -- --
Le Bistro d'en Face (059) 673-0387 French Informal -- --
Le Copacabana (059) 666-0892 Brazilian Informal -- --
Le Corsaire (059) 666-1585 American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Pointe du Bout is just one of many beaches you can visit on Martinique.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Pointe du Bout is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Plage de Cosmy, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located 15 miles to the north-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Anse Mitan is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Plage de Madiana, which is located not too far away, so a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Martinique has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Pointe du Bout or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Martinique even more memorable.

 

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