Pointe du Marin

The small Pointe du Marin is more of a sightseer's beach than a swimming one. With a rapid drop-off and heavy maritime traffic, this beach is better suited for sitting on the sand and watching the boats than going for a dip. Those wanting to kayak around the marinas here might have some luck using this as a push-off point though.

Positioned in Le Marin, Pointe du Marin is on the South East edge of Martinique. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. While Pointe du Marin is not the most secluded beach on Martinique, it offers just enough privacy to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
Luckily, the area is full of modern roads and it is easy to drive to the beach. City traffic can be confusing though, so make sure to get up to date directions. Generally, however, taking the Highway La Agnes, and taking Rue Victor Schoelcher South will take you to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to enjoy beach days that grant a peaceful haven, then you may want to try Pointe du Marin; it's located within a more natural part of Martinique.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Pointe du Marin is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Martinique. It's located near La Mauny, which is among the local attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Écomusée de la Martinique (located just a short taxi trip or walk away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Martinique.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Pointe du Marin
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
La Mauny Operating Distillery 2.5 WNW Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 2.5 WNW Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 2.6 W Martinique
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.8 S Martinique
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.4 S Martinique

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Martinique to Pointe du Marin is Le Marin. This location is just a few hundred yards from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Le Marin is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

There is a pretty good selection of hotel options to choose from in the area that surrounds Pointe du Marin. The most convenient of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Pointe du Marin
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Med Buccaneer's Creek 1.7 mi. SSW Resort
Résidence Plages Des Salines 2.5 mi. S Hotel
La Dunette 2.5 mi. S Hotel
Residence de l'Anse Caritan 2.8 mi. S Guest house
Brise Marine Martinique 3.5 mi. W Hotel
Pierre & Vacances Village de Sainte Luce 4.2 mi. W Resort
Cap Macabou 4.2 mi. NE Hotel
Karibea Resort Sainte Luce 5.3 mi. W Resort
Karibea Corail Residence 5.7 mi. W Hotel
Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa 8.3 mi. N Resort

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Zanzibar. This restaurant has Creole cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood and tapas.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Pointe du Marin
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 0.3 mi. ENE
KokOaRum 0596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Rest'ô Café 596 596 74 10 70 American, Creole, French Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Snack al Dente 33 5 96 48 07 54 Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Martinique has several beautiful beaches, so Pointe du Marin is not your only option.

You may also want to try Grand Macabou, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Anse Gros Raisin. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Corps de Garde, located five miles to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Martinique, and Pointe du Marin is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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