L'Anse Noire vue du ciel
Anse Noir vue de la pointe
Anse Noir vue du mouillage
Anse Noir - Anse Dufour
Mouillage à l'Anse Noire

Anse Noire beach

Les Anses d'Arlet

Anse Noire Anses d'Arlet Martinique: Pictures and description

Located near the Anse Dufour, the Anse Noire is distinguished by its appearance of a small cove rather than a large beach. It is approximately 150 meters long and is at the bottom of an imposing staircase of 130 steps.

To access the Anse Noire, you must take a small road going down to the sea, located between Trois-Ilets and Les Anses d'Arlet. The beach can be busy, so you may have to park some distance away. To avoid the crowds, it is recommended to come early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as turtle sightings are more frequent in the morning.

The beach is dotted with gum trees used by fishermen, as well as nets and traps drying in the sun. Behind these facilities, under the cover of trees, are some bungalows belonging to the only hotel on the beach

Unlike the white sand beaches commonly found in the Caribbean, the Anse Noire Beach is covered in volcanic black sand. This color comes from the residue of past volcanic activity on the island. The contrast between the black sand, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the lush vegetation surrounding the beach creates a magnificent landscape.

The seabed of the Anse Noire is of great beauty, home to a variety of underwater life, including gorgonians, large tube sponges, and many colorful fish. This beach is also one of the best places to observe sea turtles. At the Anse Noire, just like at neighboring Anse Dufour, you have the impression of moving away from the modern world, escaping the classic tourist trails.

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