The beach of Anse Turin is one of the few black sand beaches of Martinique. The sand is a witness of past volcanic activity of Martinique which dates back nearly 24 million years. If you are going there early the morning, you will see fishermen doing seining.
This beach is famous on two levels. It was the location of wrecks sunk by the eruption of Montagne Pelée. It is also known to have been painted by Gauguin who lived in the town during his stay in Martinique.
Moreover, a small museum dedicated to him nearby.
It is very busy on weekends. It is equipped with toilets and showers. On the right of the beach, you can enjoy a wonderful panorama of Montagne Pelée, the volcano on the island.
To get there, take the direction of Carbet and then Saint-Pierre.