Reminiscing Among The Rocks Of Anse Couleuvre, Martinique

The very best beach experiences are earned. Some come at the end of an arduous hike. For others, one must endure a long drive or sail before savoring the sand and sea. You can take any of the three avenues to access the beauty and serenity of Anse Couleuvre. Nestled along the extreme north Caribbean coast of Martinique, this most beautiful black sand beach exudes sultry exoticism in every way.

The scenic drive along the coast from Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France, extends more than an hour. Sailing up from the marinas in the south takes even longer. The hike to Anse Couleuvre from Grand-Riviere, however, is the greatest challenge.

The trek is among the most demanding on the island, extending nearly 10 miles through thick tropical forest. Along the way you’ll scale peaks rising up to 3,000 feet in elevation! The reward at the end, though, makes it all worth it.

The therapeutic gin-clear waters of Anse Couleuvre soothe aching muscles. Coarse volcanic sand works wonders on callouses too.

The sweetest salve, though, comes from sitting among the rocks at the southern end of the shore, reminiscing about your journey while staring out to the sea.

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Last updated by Steve Bennett on .