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Diamond Beach, located in the town of Le Diamant, is rarely crowded, but always beautiful. Travelers in the know choose this southwestern beach over the touristy sands of Pointe du Bout, and you should too if you prefer more peace and quiet while you sunbathe. This part of the island is rather undeveloped, so you'd probably rather visit than lodge here. Instead, consider planning a trip to Diamond Beach on the same day you stop by the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial. While you're there, be sure to take pictures of Diamond Rock in the distance.

Recent visitors cautioned that the surf here can be a bit rough, and many recommended not swimming at this beach.

Diamond Beach is about 20 miles south of Fort-de-France and is accessible via car or taxi, though taxi fare to the beach is expensive and will cost around $100.

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High on a hill in southwest Martinique are 20 white stone effigies, silently facingDiamond Beachand the Caribbean Sea. They commemorate an 1830 catastrophe when a slave ship failed to properly anchor in Anse Cafard and careened into Martinique's Diamond Rock Mountain, killing many of the passengers and sailors as well

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