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Anse à la Mouche

Anse à la Mouche

Mahé

Situated on the south-western coast of Mahé, Anse à la Mouche is a large, sparkling calm bay with shallow clear waters. Swimming here is very safe and suitable for chil...

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Anse Aux Pins and Turtle Bay

Anse Aux Pins and Turtle Bay

Mahé

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 coa...

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Anse Boileau

Anse Boileau

Mahé

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...

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Anse Bonnet Carré

Anse Bonnet Carré

La Digue

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's reward ...

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Anse Boudin

Anse Boudin

Praslin Island

Anse Boudin is close to the coastal road leading to Anse Lazio. It is a long slender beach with very soft sands and calm sea for swimming and snorkelling. Refreshments ca...

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Anse Cocos

Anse Cocos

La Digue

This pretty bay on the eastern coast of La Digue is only accessible by foot, either by taking a path from Grand Anse or in the other direction from Anse Fourmis. Because ...

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Anse Forbans

Anse Forbans

Mahé

Perhaps, in the age of the corsairs, pirates did indeed visit this beautiful beach on the south-eastern coast of Mahé. Nowadays, Anse Forbans is popular with visitors fr...

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Anse Gaulettes

Anse Gaulettes

La Digue

On the north of the island, Anse Gaulettes is a long narrow stretch of sand close to the coastal road. The beach is not considered safe for swimming.

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Anse Georgette

Anse Georgette

Praslin Island

Widely regarded as one of the most stunning beaches in Seychelles, framed by granite boulders, it offers powder soft sand and magnificent swimming. Anse Georgette i...

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Anse Gouvernment

Anse Gouvernment

Praslin Island

On the edge of the Côte d’Or coastline, this smaller white sandy bay is situated between the Côte d’Or Lodge and the L’Archipel Hotel. It is safe for swimming and...

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Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance

Mahé

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 ot...

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Anse Kerlan and Petit Anse Kerlan

Anse Kerlan and Petit Anse Kerlan

Praslin Island

These two stunning aquamarine bays are part of the Lémuria Resort. Both have sandy coves surrounded by picturesque granite rocks. Swimming and particularly snorkelling h...

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Anse La Farine

Anse La Farine

Praslin Island

Perhaps so named because the sands here are so powder soft they resemble flour. This small pretty beach is unfortunately not accessible by road but can be reached by boat...

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Anse La Passe

Anse La Passe

Silhouette Island

The long narrow beach at Anse La Passe borders Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. The sea here blends itself well for swimming and sunbathing and the beach itself...

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Anse La Reunion

Anse La Reunion

La Digue

La Digue Island Lodge lies along its shore. Anse la Reunion is an attractive long, curving sun-soaked beach offering fine views of the neighbouring island of Praslin. An...

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Anse Lascars

Anse Lascars

Silhouette Island

On the eastern side of the island, Anse Lascars beach can be reached by taking the footpath from La Passe. Sandy and with shells and corals lining its shore, this beach i...

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Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio

Praslin Island

The most famous beach on Praslin, and rightly so. Well worth the long winding drive from Côte d'Or, Anse Lazio can claim to be the perfect tropical paradise beach and is...

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Anse Matelot

Anse Matelot

Praslin Island

Anse Matelot is a small sandy cove, a short walk away from the L’Archipel Hotel. Its remote location means it is often deserted. Suitable for swimming.

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Anse Patates

Anse Patates

La Digue

On the northern most tip of La Digue, Anse Patates is close to Patatran Village and borders the longer beach of Anse Gaulettes. Blessed with soft white sand and calm seas...

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Anse Pierrot

Anse Pierrot

La Digue

When walking along the famous Anse Source d’Argent, continue across the small river until you reach Anse Pierrot. This beach is slightly narrower than Source D’Argent...

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Anse Possession

Anse Possession

Praslin Island

Close to Le Domaine de La Reserve Hotel, Anse Possession is a sandy bay just off the main coastal road with tranquil shallow waters.

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Anse Royale

Anse Royale

Mahé

The stretch of small rock-fringed coves along the coast of Anse Royale on the south-eastern coast of Mahé, from the area known as Fairyland down to the Anglican church a...

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Anse Severe

Anse Severe

La Digue

Anse Severe is a quiet spot, well suited for sunbathing and swimming. It is the first beach that you will come to along the road if you turn left from the jetty. There ar...

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Anse Soleil

Anse Soleil

Mahé

Anse Soleil on the south-western coast of Mahé is a stunningly attractive bay, good for swimming and snorkelling, presenting a wide stretch of sandy beach, surrounded by...

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Anse Souillac

Anse Souillac

Mahé

Nestled in-between the wide and spectacular beaches at Port Launay and Baie Ternay, this tiny cove is well worth a stop. Hemmed in by granite boulders, the small beach is...

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Anse Source d'Argent

Anse Source d'Argent

La Digue

Anse Source d'Argent is reputed to be the most photographed beach in the world. With its soft white sand, clear turquoise water and huge granite boulders sculptured by th...

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Anse Union

Anse Union

La Digue

This beach is part of the L’Union Estate, a plantation open to the public. Along its shore are the secluded L'Union Estate Chalets where famous names such as British Pr...

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Anse Victorin

Anse Victorin

Fregate Island

This award-winning beach has often been voted the most beautiful beach in the world. It is a wide dazzlingly white expanse of powdery sand, surrounded by lush vegetation ...

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Anse Volbert / Côte d'Or

Anse Volbert / Côte d'Or

Praslin Island

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 bea...

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Baie Lazare

Baie Lazare

Mahé

For the historically minded, this beach is worth visiting to imagine the vantage of Lazare Picault, the first mariner to land and claim Mahé for France in 1742. This pal...

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Baie Ternay

Baie Ternay

Mahé

Surrounded by National Marine Park waters, this pristine beach is popular with scuba divers and sailors but unfortunately cannot at present be reached by car as the road ...

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Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon

Mahé

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 offe...

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Bombe Bay Beach

Bombe Bay Beach

Desroches Island

This vast expanse of white sand is on the opposite side of the island to the Desroches Island Resort and can be reached by foot or by bicycle. This is the best beach on t...

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Carana Beach

Carana Beach

Mahé

Situated on the north coast of Mahé, this beach can be considered dangerous for swimming and swimmers are advised not to proceed beyond the breakers. Carana is not suita...

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Grand Anse (on La Digue)

Grand Anse (on La Digue)

La Digue

A picturesque beach with huge waves and surrounded by large granite rocks, the sea is unfortunately not for swimming, and there are signs on the seashore warning of the d...

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Grand Anse (on Mahé)

Grand Anse (on Mahé)

Mahé

Grand Anse, on the south-western coast of Mahé is, as its name suggests, an imposing sandy bay. Although not suitable for swimming because of the strong undertow, this s...

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Grand Anse (on Praslin)

Grand Anse (on Praslin)

Praslin Island

On the eastern side of Praslin, close to the airport, Grand Anse is the longest beach on Praslin. This large bay has several hotels overlooking the seashore. Grand Anse i...

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North East Point

North East Point

Mahé

This stretch of coastline is a rocky windswept contrast to the tranquil sandy bays on the opposite shores of the island. Close to the main road, the beaches are narrow st...

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Petit Anse (on La Digue)

Petit Anse (on La Digue)

La Digue

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...

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Petit Anse (or Anse la Liberte, on Mahé)

Petit Anse (or Anse la Liberte, on Mahé)

Mahé

This breathtaking bay is close to Anse Soleil. Smaller than its more popular neighbour it is difficult to access but more than worth the journey as it offers tranquil swi...

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Police Bay and Petit Police

Police Bay and Petit Police

Mahé

On either side of the south-western tip of Mahé are two magnificent bays with rolling waves and soft white sand. These two beaches are best suited for walking and photog...

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Port Launay

Port Launay

Mahé

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 ...

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Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

Mahé

At Glacis, on the north-western coast of Mahé, this small beach is close to the Sunset Beach Hotel and can be reached by taking a path from the main road or by walking d...

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Anse Major

Anse Major

Mahé

This relatively easy trail winds its way along the rocky northwestern coastline of Mahé, leading to the small secluded beach of Anse Major.

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