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 edge of Martinique. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will like how easy it is to reach Pointe du Bout. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Pointe du Bout visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every region in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Martinique is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy the local fare is right on the water. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Pointe du Bout. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. 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.

Even so, you will want to be sensitive to the fact that while there are a few conveniences for you to enjoy if you go to Pointe du Bout, it is located within a popular area that can get crowded. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it'll be an appropriate motivator to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, like showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. If not, you could possibly be unable to take advantage of the amenities which the beach has on site.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Martinique's South West coast. It is close to Musée de la Pagerie, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

History-focused attractions such as La Savane des Esclaves are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Pointe du Bout, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Martinique, without having to go too far from the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 a trip into the city is a definite option. Those visiting Pointe du Bout who are hoping to find other interesting places to see might want to think about making the trip to Trois Ilets, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Martinique. From the shore, Trois Ilets is just up the road, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Those looking for a hotel room close to Pointe du Bout won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the table 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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is La Sirene. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Pointe du Bout
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Sirene 596-5-96660202 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSW
Le Chateaubriand 596-5-96660202 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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Martinique besides Pointe du Bout.

You may also want to try Plage de Cosmy, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located 15 miles to the north-northeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Anse Mitan. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Plage de Madiana, which is located fairly close-by, so a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Martinique, 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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