Welcome to the town of Sainte-Luce, located in the south of Martinique. Spread over many districts, notably the Trois Rivières district known for its rum with the Habitation Trois Rivières. The town of Sainte-Luce offers numerous panoramas of the Caribbean Sea thanks to its neighborhoods located in the heights of the Mornes. By the sea, restaurants will offer lobster or queen conch meals. A post office and a few souvenir shops will also be at your disposal. This town is attractive for its white sand beaches which are very pleasant with family or friends. One of them, Anse Corps de Garde beach, is ideal for beach outings with family or friends.
Anse Corps de Garde beach is a light sand beach located on the Caribbean Sea side. This cove will offer you a swim with the pleasure of contemplating the Diamond Rock and the reclining woman in the distance. It is also a stopover on the coastal path of the commune of Sainte-Luce. Other advantages of this beach are that you have several seaside restaurants, sports grounds nearby and it is a supervised beach.
The beach offers a few shady spots which quickly become popular.
To reach the beach, starting from Fort-de-France, join the A1 expressway then head towards the south of the island (N5). You will pass through various roundabouts in Rivières Salée. At the next roundabout, you arrive at the roundabout indicating the direction of the Trois-Rivières plantation, continue straight again then turn right at the following roundabout. At the stop sign, turn left (D7) and drive for 10 to 15 minutes along the side until you reach the entrance to the Anse Corps de Garde car park (the cove is just after the one at the bottom of the banana). The parking lot is quite spacious. However, on weekends, it can quickly fill up.
The two entrances giving access to the beach car parks
Tip: this beach is less crowded during the week, so you will be quieter to enjoy the Caribbean Sea.
Finally, the beach is also accessible via the Sainte-Luce health trail, nothing prevents you from parking in the other coves nearby as well.
Several access points are possible to reach the beach. You are now in front of the main entrance.
Swimming is supervised
Anse Corps de Garde
Dès votre arrivée sur la plage, vous verrez des restaurants de bord de mer sur votre gauche et plus loin sur la droite de l’anse. Quoi de mieux pour vous restaurer au moment où le soleil est au zénith.
Attentions aux effets nocifs du soleil notamment entre 10h et 14h
As soon as you arrive on the beach, you will see seaside restaurants on your left and further on the right of the cove. What better way to eat when the sun is at its peak?
Be careful of the harmful effects of the sun, particularly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Think about lycras and index 50
Take the opportunity to eat or refresh yourself.
You can choose between the TAM TAM beach (sur la droite de la plage), HUGO, KAI GIGI, LE KANARI or l’AMERINDIEN.
Not far from the restaurants on the left, sports fields are also available for a possible football or beach volleyball match.
Finally, the last and most strenuous activity on the beach is swimming and sunbathing. The Caribbean Sea is now in front of you and you notice that a swimming pool area has been created. Ideal for families because children can swim and jump from the buoys under the supervision of parents but also swimming instructors.
Scan the beach to find a little corner in the shade and observe the panorama.
In terms of panorama, you can observe the Diamond Rock and the Reclining Woman in the distance.
Diamond Rock on the horizon
Finally, you will see many walkers along this beach, especially on weekends, because this cove is part of a section of the health trail in the commune of Sainte-Luce. It allows you to discover the Caribbean coast of the town.
It’s up to you to discover this beach now!
|In terms of advice,
Ø Traffic in Martinique: During the week, you will face traffic jams around industrial or commercial zones, particularly in the morning, in the direction of the South (Rivières Salée, N5) towards the North (Fort-de-France, A1) and from the East (Robert, N1) to the North (Fort-de-France, A1), from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and vice versa at the end of the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Think about your journey the day before in order to adapt to this traffic which can be heavy and easily cause you to waste time.
Ø Equipment: Slides, swimsuit, towel, beach bag (knife, k-way, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent).
– Quality of the bathing area: Good (Source: Ministry of Health, see map);
– Accessibility: Easily by car, no disabled access but possible with an adapted wheelchair;
– Sun cream obligatory because the beach is well exposed to the sun until late afternoon, even think about lycras for children and adults;
– The most important thing, always a bottle of water per person and something to snack on in your bag.
Miscellaneous: you can visit the nearby Habitation Trois-Rivières, take a walk in the Forêt de Montravail or even stroll along the health trail along the Sainte-Luce coastline to discover its other magnificent coves.
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