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Information about Seychelles island Beaches, a selection of the best beaches where you will be able to fully enjoy your holidays. Get a full description and some pictures of the best beaches in Seychelles.

 

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Seychelles Beaches

 

Surrounded by clear blue sea and it's white sandy beaches, Seychelles island is already famous for its tropical beauty and it's post cards sceneries. Enjoy your holidays on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

 

The Best beaches in the Seychelles

 

Anse Source D'Argent

 

Anse Source D'Argent

 

Anse Source D'Argent, one of the best beach in the Seychelles and also one of the most popular. The coastline is a series of small crescent pink sand beaches separated by gigantic granite boulders which are famous for their unusual curves worn by weathering. The beach is surrounded by a reef, ideal for snorkeling and sun bathing.

Anse Source D'Argent, voted numerous times as one of the 'best beaches in the world'.

Anse Source D'Argent is located on La Digue, one of the main islands. The Seychelles was once thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden, and Anse Source D'Argent almost leaves no doubt about a paradise found on earth.


Anse Lazio

 

Anse Lazio

 

The Best Beach in the Seychelles

 

Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles and the most popular with tourists. The Soft white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters wil let you know why.

The Best Beach in the Seychelles goes to Anse Lazio. Situated on the north west corner of Praslin in Bay Chevalier, it is a perfect crescent of soft, fine grained sand.

The beach is relatively deep, from the fringe of Takamaka trees and palms to the waves of the warm Indian Ocean. To the right of the beach you'll see the craggy deserted Pointe Chevalier. Bounded on the other side by the curve of the island, you feel secluded. This is why year after year Anse Lazio is voted "the best beach in the world" by numerous travel publications and newspapers.

Due to its north-west facing location, Anse Lazio is perfectly situated to experience the full force of a Seychelles sunset.

 

 

Mahe, Anse Major

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming.

 

Mahe, Anse Major

 

Anse Major is a treasure hidden far away from any roads or hotels. The only way to get here is either by walking on the Anse Major trail, or by hiring a fisherman to give you a boat ride.

The tranquility and the beauty of the place is inspiring. Overwhelmed by a lush jungle covering the slopes of the island. The beach looked golden in the sun's gaze, and the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean crashed on the ancient granitic rocks that framed the beach. The ocean was of an intense blue, stretching to infinity, where it met seamlessly with the sky.

 

 

 

Mahe, Anse A La Mouche

Best for Swimming.

 

Mahe, Anse A La Mouche

 

A lone boat in the middle of the immense Anse A La Mouche slumbers in this tranquil scenery; past the lush curtain of vegetation protecting the beach, the water gradually intensifies its color from the lightest blue, while the distant peaks of Mahe form the perfect backdrop for the superb gulf.

 

 

ANSE AUX PINS AND TURTLE BAY

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming.

 

ANSE AUX PINS

 

This long stretch of coastline stretching along the south-eastern coast of Mahé and including Turtle Bay, has narrow beaches and shallow waters that lie close to the coastal road. At low tide, it is interesting to walk on the sand and rocky outcrops where you will discover all sorts of marine life trapped in rock pools.

Local fishermen also use this stretch of coast to set fish traps and hunt for octopus and can often be seen wading out to the reef at low tide. At high tide it is possible to swim here, but the water remains fairly shallow.

 

Mahe, ANSE BOILEAU

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming.

 

ANSE BOILEAU

 

Located on the south-western coast, the beach of Anse Boileau is a narrow band of sand fringing shallow waters close to the main coastal road. Fishermen can often be seen unloading their fish traps and small boats along this beach.

 

 

ANSE BONNET CARRé

La Digue

Best for Swimming.

 

ANSE BONNET CARRé

 

Many visitors to La Digue walk or cycle to the famous Anse Source d’Argent, but few take the trouble to explore further along the coastline.

Anse Bonnet Carré rewards those that do; a beach that can only be accessed by foot and so, is often deserted. It has the same white sand as its famous neighbour, with fewer rocks and the same shallow warm waters, more suitable for a relaxing wallow than an energetic swim.

 

 

ANSE KERLAN AND PETIT ANSE KERLAN

Praslin

Best for Snorkelling / Surfing / Swimming

 

ANSE KERLAN

 

These two stunning aquamarine bays are part of the Lémuria Resort. Both have sandy coves surrounded by picturesque granite rocks. Swimming and particularly snorkelling here is excellent. There can be strong currents pushing swimmers out to sea at certain times of the year, but the hotel will advise guests on the suitability of swimming.

 

Mahe, Anse Intendance

Best for Surfing

 

Mahe, Anse Intendance

 

The famous Intendance beach in southern Mahé offers half a mile of powder white sand and huge breakers. There is no reef so the waves are much larger than most of the other beaches around the island, making it more suitable for surfing rather than swimming at most times.

During the south-east trade winds the waves can reach fearsome heights, but in the north-west trade wind season the sea is calmer. This beautiful beach is also a popular spot for sunbathing.

 

Beau Vallon

Mahe

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming / Water Sport

 

Beau Vallon

 

This is Mahé’s most popular resort beach with both visitors and locals alike. This sweeping bay of white sand and clear waters on the north-western coast of Mahé offers a very safe swimming area. With hotels stretched out along its sand, together with water sport and diving centres, this is the beach for those wishing to do something a little more energetic than soaking up the sun.

Beau Vallon is also very safe for children, as there are no strong currents, no rocks or corals underfoot and a lifeguard service is supplied. During the south-eastern trade winds, the sea is extremely calm and the beach is at its absolute best.

 

 

Mahe, Port Launay

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming

 

Mahe, Port Launay

 

This breathtaking beach, which is also a Marine National Park, is on the north-western coast of Mahé and can be reached by taking the road past Port Glaud.

Swimming and especially snorkelling here is excellent, with a wide variety of colourful fish that can be seen in and around the edges of the impressive bay.

The beach itself is large and wide with white sand and plenty of shady trees. It is popular with picnickers at weekends but during the week tends to be much quieter. There are often beautiful shells and corals to be found along the shoreline, but please remember this is National Park property and it is strictly prohibited to take coral and shells away.

 

 

La Digue, Petite Anse

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming

 

La Digue, Petite Anse

 

A large beach for one named petit! This is the sister beach to Grand Anse and can be reached by walking across the rocks from Grand Anse, following the footpath. Swimming here is dangerous, but it is a secluded beach for sunbathing or picnicking.

 

 

ANSE VOLBERT / CôTE D'OR

Praslin

Best for Snorkelling / Swimming / Water Sport

 

ANSE VOLBERT / CôTE D'OR

 

Praslin’s main beach, with its many hotels and guesthouses lining the golden coastline is rarely crowded. Anse Volbert / Côte d'Or is a dazzlingly white stretch of beach and the crystal clear sea here is excellent for swimming and water sports. Further out in the bay, around Chauve Souris island and St Pierre islet, the snorkelling is superb.

 

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