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 spectacular beach with rolling waves and a long stretch of shoreline is ideal for taking a relaxing walk.
From the clock tower in Victoria, drive down Francis Rachel Street, going towards the roundabout at Unity Monument (4 fish). Take the 4th exit onto Mont Fleuri Road, and continue until you reach the next small roundabout at Plaisance. Take the 3rd exit up La Misère Road and down the other side until you reach the junction at Grand Anse. Turn right and drive for approximately 0.8 Km until you arrive at Grand Anse beach. Total travelling time is approximately half an hour.