Welcome to the town of Sainte-Marie, located east of the island of Martinique at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. This town is known for its distillery, the Habitation Saint-James, and its church “Notre-Dame de l’Assomption” which sits at the top of a staircase that dominates the village. Within the municipality, you will find in terms of services a covered market (next to the Tombolo Passage), banks, gas station and post office. You will also find seaside restaurants in the town to enjoy local flavors. In terms of activity, besides the visit of the rum and its train circuit in the bananerais, hiking and beaches are located near this town. Swimming is prohibited near the Passage Tombolo because the currents are too dangerous but the beach of Anse Azerot will make you enjoy a bath in a beautiful environment. This is the last beach where you can swim in the North Atlantic before arriving in the town of Grand’Rivière (Sinai Beach).
The beach of Anse Azerot is a large beach of clear sand located in the North Atlantic side. This cove, will offer you a swim in an atypical landscape with cliffs in the distance and a coconut forest under where you will enjoy picnicking or relaxing. Finally, there is a restaurant on the beach if you want to eat by the sea (The Ti Punch Coco).
The sea can be rough and the beach is not supervised (be careful).
To get to the beach, from Fort-de-France, join the A1 speedway then exit towards the town of Robert (N1). From this exit, count 45 minutes of road, follow the direction of the communes of Robert, Trinité then Sainte-Marie. The beach is located before the village. Watch the sign, you will turn right and take a more winding road that will take you down to the beach..
When you arrive at the beach, the path runs along the beach, you can park either along the beach or advance to the restaurant at the end. Parking is located next door. Shower and toilet were also fitted out for the public.
Restaurant Ti Punch Coco
La Plage de l’Anse Azerot
From the parking lot, the beach is now facing you. You can see it through the seaside vegetation.
Tip: It is better to go there and swim in the morning on this beach because in the late afternoon, the sun is less present. You will be in the shade coming out of the water.
The beach is quite long and you will not have a hard time finding a place to enjoy the water and the landscape.
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Ø Circulation in Martinique: During the weeks you will encounter many traffic jams from 7 a.m. to 9. 30 a.m. in the industrial and commercial areas. Especially mornings driving from south (Rivière Salée, N5) to the North (Fort-de-France, A1), but also East (Robert , N1) going North , you will find the same traffic jams every evening on the other side from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tip, think of the way and time you want to travel in order not to lose time.Tips
Ø Facilities: hats, Swimsuit, towel, beach bag (knife, k-way, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, cash, mosquito repellent).
Ø Sanitary conditions :
– Quality of the bathing area: Excellent (Source: Ministry of Health, see map)
– Easy to access : by car and then walking
– Sun cream obligatory because the beach is well exposed to the sun until the end of the afternoon, Lycras may be a good idea for children and adults.
– Important tip: always have a bottle of water per person and a snack in your bag.
Others : Nearby you can visit the Habitation Saint-James or go for a walk in the Forest La Philippe.
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