Level: Free shore access This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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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.
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.
You can get in the water wherever you want from the 200m long sandy beach.
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 also see a few cushion starfish.
On both sides of the beach are rocky areas (↕1-12ft/0.5-4m), with more varied underwater life. Sponges are attached to the rocks, 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.
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.
Several snacks and restaurants are available near the beach.
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.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
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