With its crystal clear waters bordered by palm trees and seagrapes, Anse Figuier is one of the busiest beaches in Martinique. Well appointed (gardens, picnic tables, snacks and restaurants), it is an ideal spot for a beach & snorkeling day in the south of the island. Underwater, although the seabed is not very spectacular, you can see many colorful fish and big sea stars.

Coral reef at Anse Figuier
Anse Figuier seabed is mainly rocky, with some small sponges and coral.

How to get to Anse Figuier snorkeling spot?

Anse Figuier is located in the south of Martinique, between Sainte-Luce and Le Marin. From the N5, follow the signs to Écomusée de Martinique, located just behind the beach. A large car park has been set up all along the beach, but it fills up quickly on weekends and during school holidays.

Anse Figuier snorkeling map, Martinique

Water entrance for snorkeling Anse Figuier

You can get in the water wherever you want from the 200m long sandy beach.

Anse Figuier snorkeling exploration tips

You can snorkel all over the cove. Opposite the beach, you’ll mainly explore shallow sandy bottoms (↕1-6ft/0.5-2m). They are home to few fish, but you can see a few cushion starfish.

Cushion sea star and sea shell at Anse Figuier
The sandy beds are also interesting, with opportunities to spot cushion starfish and seashells.

On both sides of the beach are rocky areas (↕1-12ft/0.5-4m), with more varied underwater life. On the rocks are attached sponges, a few corals, and countless sea urchins. While snorkeling in these areas, you will spot many fish, such as the bluehead wrasse, sergeant majors, parrotfish, and yellowtail damselfish.

Anse Figuier Beach, Martinique
Anse Figuier Beach.

The water is generally calm and crystal clear at this spot, making it one of the best places for snorkeling in the south of the island.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

Several snacks and restaurants are available near the beach.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth15ft/5m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • Visitor numbersMedium to high
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.