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 down a flight of steps from the hotel car park.
Edged with palms and trees, this beautiful beach is superb for swimming and snorkelling. Snorkelling is particularly good around the rocks below the hotel, and sightings of turtles here are common. The sea does have a sudden drop in depth close to the shore; so small children do need close adult supervision. As the name suggests, the sunsets here are breathtaking!
Sunset beach is approximately 18km from the airport or a 15-minute drive from Victoria. From the clock tower in Victoria, drive towards the traffic light and turn left at the light onto Revolution Avenue. Continue on the main road up the hill and down the other side until you reach the Beau Vallon police station. Turn right at the police station junction, going in the direction of Glacis and drive straight ahead for about 3.5km passing Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa on your left. Look for the Sunset Beach hotel on your left where you'll find the beach.