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Plage de l'Anse Noire

Beach in Les Anses-d'Arlet
  • Anse Noire, the only black sand beach in the south of Martinique and a geological curiosity, offers a glimpse of the wilder beaches in the north of the island. This ribbon of volcanic sand, fringed by tall coconut palms and framed by steep hills, stands out clearly from its neighbour, Anse Dufour, with its blond sand.

    Famous for its rich and diverse seabed, easily accessible with a mask and snorkel, Anse Noire also attracts snorkellers and diving clubs. The possibility of spotting sea turtles adds to its charm. To reach this beach, you have to climb down a staircase cut into the rock, with around 136 steps. It is separated from the white-sand Anse Dufour by a lava cliff known as "Point Y".

    Anse Noire, often quiet during the week, becomes a popular spot for yachties at the weekend thanks to its large pontoon and mooring area. Its black sand can get very hot in the sun, but this detail is quickly forgotten. With few waves, this beach is also ideal for children. For the full experience, don't forget to bring your flippers, mask and snorkel.

    Nearby, you can enjoy kayaks, restaurants and the Robinson Hotel,

  • Location: Located halfway between Trois-Îlets and Anses-d'Arlet, turn right towards Anse Dufour and Anse Noire. It is located to the right of Anse Dufour at the bottom of the 130 steps.

    Beach type: Small

    Water: Turquoise

    Sand: Grey

    Sea: Calm

    Vegetation: Shade

    Environment and nearby: Restaurant

    Wildlife: Fishes - Turtles

    Diving: Snorkeling

    Hiking: Cape Salomon (Gallochat - Grande Anse)

    Facilities: Pontoon - Nautical Activities