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Anse Noire... An extraordinary beach!

Beach at Anses d'Arlet, Martinique

  • Icone étoile Rating : 5/5
  • Icone étoile Type of sand : Black
  • Icone information Attendance : Medium

Running out of ideas? Although it's pretty hard to imagine given the diversity of the island's attractions! Or do you just not know where to go to relax after a walk by the sea? Don't worry! We've found the perfect spot for you: Anse Noire beach. The small beach is located in the commune of Anses d'Arlet in the south of Martinique. Even if you are not on the south coast of the island, Anse Noie deserves a visit especially for it. And you will understand why by reading this article!

  • Seabed ?
  • Wild beach ?
  • Waves/Surf
  • Toilets ?
  • Showers ?
  • Nearby help station ?
  • Restaurants nearby ?
  • Isolated beach ?
  • Easily accessible ?
  • Family friendly ?

La plage d'Anse Noire vu de la colline

Black sand like no other

The volcanic sand, one of the few on the island and the only one at the southern beaches, is sure to make an impact. Delight the goth in you with a beautiful beach with black sand and calm turquoise blue waters. It sounds a bit like a landscape from a novel, and it could be! Except that here, it's a reality, and you won't believe your eyes.

The color of the sand at Anse Noire is all the more striking because it is only a few meters from Anse Dufour. Anse du Four, the untanned twin of Anse Noire, has some of the lightest sand on the island!

L'Anse Noire et L'Anse Dufour vu d'en haut

A marine fauna without equal

So you like diving? Especially snorkeling? Well Anse Noire is THE beach for you! With an incredible aquatic fauna, it would be a shame to miss an afternoon of underwater exploration. At the rendezvous... Multicolored fish and majestic turtles for a moment stolen from the mundanity of the rest of the days of the year. The magic of the underwater world of Anse Noire will charm young and old!

Jump off the cliffs to land in unreal waters rich in local fauna and flora. A little advice: turtles are most often found on the side of the cliffs and not towards the pontoon. No surprise, even turtles prefer a little privacy! So think about doing the same and plan your visit outside of vacations and weekends to enjoy an empty beach. With all that you have just learned about Anse Noire, it is no wonder that everyone likes to come here. Locals and tourists alike come to relax under the coconut trees while admiring the horizon.

Le ponton de la plage d'Anse Noire

Almost unreal calm waters

The clear blue sky, the black sand of the volcanic rock and the large coconut trees lining the shore will amaze you! Take a break for a few hours by diving into the magical waters of the place. The pontoon is there for that! Whether you're in the clear, fresh water or sunbathing on the sand, the view is breathtaking. To tell the truth, you haven't seen anything yet, it's underwater that there is the real treasure to discover.

Are you a fan of adventure? Kayaking and hiking await you

At the edge of the beach, you will find a small hut all colored and decorated with jewels. You can rent a kayak for a solo, romantic or family excursion in the water. All formulas are good when you are on the island of flowers! The welcome is warm (as everywhere else in Martinique). You will not miss to come back there.

End the day in beauty!

You are on a beautiful beach, at the other end of the world, with a breathtaking landscape. How will you end your day? Well the banana on the cake (no cherries here) is a beautiful sunset. Like you'll never experience anywhere else! Scan the horizon carefully, though. We'll let you in on a secret... The legend of the Caribbean green ray. As the sun disappears behind the sea, if you're lucky... you'll see an emerald green ray sparkle for a moment. The sparkle will disappear as quickly as it appeared. And you will have lived the legend yourself. One more story to take with you to a family dinner.

Photo de l'Anse Noire

Anse Noire is waiting for you!

And stories, we are sure you will have a good bunch of them at the end of each stay in Martinique. Whether it's the paradisiacal beaches, the historical monuments of the island, the mythical sunsets... (I catch my breath) The waterfalls, the hikes, the flavors, the hospitality or the boat excursions, you will certainly fall under the island's charm. If it is not already the case!

The city of Anses-d'Arlet in 5 questions

How many inhabitants are there in Anses-d'Arlet ?

3 587 habitants

Surface area and density of the commune

Surface Area: 26 km2
Density :  138 km2

What to do and see in Anses-d'Arlet?

  • The ː Morne Larcher (478 m), Morne Jacqueline (223 m), Morne Genty (400 m), Morne Champagne (104 m), Morne Réduit Masson (194 m), Morne Mathurin (273 m), Morne Réduit (307 m), Morne Yoyo (294 m), Morne Baguidi (146 m), Gros Morne (264 m), Morne Bigot (467 m) are part of the volcanic and forested areas of Martinique, proposed since 2014, to the World Heritage classification.
  • The church of Saint-Henri in Anses-d'Arlet, on the edge of the beach, is known as one of the most beautiful sites in Martinique, especially because of its exact alignment with the pier. This church was affected by Hurricane Dean in 2007, it was completely restored to its pre-19301 appearance in 2008.
  • The coastal hiking trail, starting from Anse d'Arlet, along the Morne Champagne, joining Grande Anse, then Anse Dufour through the forests of Morne Réduit.

Information about the Town Hall

Information about the Town Hall

Rue Félix-Éboué

Téléphone : +596 596 68 62 02

Opening hours :
Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday to Wednesday: 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

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