Welcome to Tartane, in the town of Trinité, known for its beaches and its surf spot, its fish market and its Hardy distillery, created in 1830 and bought by Gaston Hardy in 1905. Many hikes are also to be done in this area. and in particular the best known, the hike of the Presqu’île de la Caravelle.
You can also enjoy the many beaches in the area, Anse l’Etang (surfing sport), Pointe de la Brèche or Baie du Trésor.
Take the road towards the town of Robert (A1 then Route N1). Pass the town of Robert, then direction Trinité then Tartane (follow the sign direction Château Dubuc, Route D2). You will have a little road with views of the ocean that will be pleasant to observe.
Arrived at Tartane, walk along the seaside still in the direction of Château Dubuc, just after the village you will see on your left a beach and a sign indicating the Plage de la Brèche.
Turn left and drive to the parking lot. The parking lot is quite wide and can accommodate many cars.
Park and take the various paths on foot to access the seaside.
Plage de la Brèche
The site has recently been refurbished and is very well suited to welcoming people. You will have access to tables and carbets to have lunch there and fully enjoy the beach on a day with family or friends.
You will quickly see the beach and its waters reaching out to you.
This blond sand beach is sheltered by its tip and its warm turquoise waters are the perfect combo for a most pleasant swim.
As you can see from the photos above and below, the beach has a few places in the shade. Think, if you are going with the family in particular, to provide protection for children with sunscreen index 50 or lycra.
The sun is harmful between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
During these hours, you can go to the seaside restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste Creole dishes.
The restaurant, Ti Carbet, is located next to the parking lot. Here is the link to their Facebook page.
In terms of advice,
Ø Traffic in Martinique: During the week, you will face traffic jams around industrial or commercial areas, especially in the morning, in the direction of the South (Rivières Salée, N5) to the North (Fort-de-France, A1) and from the East (Robert, N1) to the North (Fort-de-France, A1), from 7 am to 9.30 am, and vice versa at the end of the evening from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. Think about your trip the day before in order to adapt to this traffic which can be dense and easily waste time.
Ø Equipment: Slides, swimsuit, towel, beach bag (knife, k-way, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, cash, mosquito repellent), mask, flipper and snorkel.
– Quality of bathing area: Excellent (Source: Ministry of Health, see map);
– Accessibility: Easily by car and access by foot;
– Mandatory sunscreen because the beach is well exposed to the sun, even think of lycras for children and adults;
– Most important, always a bottle of water per person and something to snack in your bag.
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