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Anse Petit Macabou Beach

Beach at Vauclin, Martinique

  • Icone étoile Rating : 3/5
  • Icone étoile Type of sand : White

Anse Petit Macabou, as its name indicates, is the little sister of Anse Grand Macabou. It is located on the southeast side of the island of Martinique, more precisely in the commune of Le Vauclin, just southeast of the island of flowers.

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

This cove is just as well known as its larger sister cove, however it is less frequented. Because its sand line is smaller, many people think they won't find room. However, even if the beach gets crowded, there will always be room to put your towel.

The sea is calm and quite translucent, so you can take your children for a good swimming session. What makes the charm of this small beach? Its fine and blond sand, almost pure white, worthy of a heavenly beach.

The beach of Anse du Petit Macabou is completely surrounded by a dense and diversified vegetation, for a natural look. On the other hand, bad news for the photophobics, there is very little, if any, possibility to get in the shade.

It is true that sometimes a large part of the shoreline is covered with seaweed, coming from the abundant sea grass beds. And even if this can confuse some bathers, these algae are absolutely not toxic. There is no restaurant near the beach, but you will find something to eat in the town.

The beach of Petit Macabou is known because it is the place where the famous hike "La Trace des Caps" starts. It is declared as the most beautiful hike to do in Martinique, because it allows you to visit several wild beaches, accessible only by foot. The hike takes you through the Anse Mitan which is located in the commune of Sainte-Anne. The impressive vegetation is enriched by many tropical varieties, a treat for your eyes.

The city of Le Vauclin in 6 questions

What to do or see in Le Vauclin ?

  • The wind power plant of Morne Carrière (the only wind turbines on the island)
  • The Mountain of Vauclin and its calvary
  • The Pointe Chaudière
  • Bust of Louis-Joseph Landa (Market place)
  • Pointe Faula and its white bottom. Protected by a coral reef, Pointe Faula is a very popular beach for the Martiniquais because the sandy bottom is barely covered by a few tens of centimeters of water and sinks from the edge to the Fonds Blancs in the middle of the lagoon, making it possible to reach them by walking. Another advantage of this beach is that its water is one of the warmest in the Caribbean.
  • The beach of Petite Anse Macabou (beginning of the hike "Trace des Caps")

How many inhabitants are there in Vauclin

8,844 inhabitants

Surface area and density of the commune

Area: 39 km2

Density: 226/km2

Where to sleep in Vauclin

  • Macabou Residence - 50 Petit Macabou
  • Le village de la Pointe - Pointe Faula Beach
  • Makare Lagoon Club - Baie des Mulets 599 Villa Béthanie

Best restaurants in the town

  • The Dklé - Pointe Faula
  • The Toucan - Faula Point
  • K'Bana - Pointe Faula
  • Chez Marie-Alice - 11 Boulevard de l'Atlantique

Information about the Town Hall

2 rue Collignon
97280 Le Vauclin
Phone number : +596 596 74 40 40
Opening hours:
Monday to Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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