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Beaches on La Digue

Anse aux Cèdres · La Digue

  • Anse aux Cèdres, La Digue
    • Coral reef
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse aux Cèdres is a uniquely natural beach in the south of La Digue. While not the best beach for snorkelling or swimming, the beautiful natural environment, including the cedar trees that give the beach its name, provides plenty for visitors to enjoy.

    Facts:

    • 30m x 2m - very few visitors
    • Shallow at low tide, deep at high tide
    • High tides and waves
    • Unique beach with coral/sand mix

Anse Banane · La Digue

  • Anse Banane, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Banane is situated on La Digue's east coast, with an open view of the impressive Indian Ocean. With a snack bar, beautiful views, and easy-access, it's an ideal beach for many visitors to La Digue, and certainly a fine addition to the island's beaches.

    Facts:

    • 200m x10m - some visitors
    • Shallow water
    • Normal tide - small waves
    • Sandy coral beach

Anse Bonnet Carré · La Digue

  • Anse Bonnet Carré, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Bonnet Carré is a relatively bare and isolated beach in the south of La Digue. That said, the wild scenery and atmosphere here lend the beach a unique charm, at least for passers-by on their way to the more popular Anse Marron along the coast.

    Facts:

    • 200m x 4m - very few visitors
    • Shallow water, strong tides
    • Remote, empty beach on La Digue
    • A good spot for snorkelling

Anse Caïman · La Digue

  • Anse Caïman, La Digue
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Caïman can be difficult to get to, especially without a tour guide, but anyone willing to brave the journey will find a number of interesting features here, including an abandoned shed, pools of water, and rocky formations.

    Facts:

    • 20m x 20m - no visitors
    • Deep water - not safe to swim
    • Normal tide - high waves
    • Good for photographs

Anse Fourmis · La Digue

  • Anse Fourmis, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
  • Anse Fourmis is an oft-deserted beach in the east of La Digue. This family-friendly beach is ideal for children thanks to its ample shade and beautiful sand, both of which make it a great location for families to play. The beach is also a great spot for sunbathing.

    Facts:

    • 300m x 20m - some visitors
    • Mostly shallow water
    • Good for sunbathers and families
    • Beware of currents at high tide

Anse Gaulettes · La Digue

  • Anse Gaulettes, La Digue
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Gaulettes may not be the best beach for swimming, but the sand here is especially good for sunbathing, and the views of four nearby islands make it a great location to sit back, relax, and enjoy the surrounding sights.

    Facts:

    • 800m x 2m - mostly empty
    • Shallow water, almost no seaweed
    • Good for sunbathing
    • Art gallery & snack bar

Anse Grosse Roche · La Digue

  • Anse Grosse Roche, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Grosse Roche offers scenery so unique that it has been used a number of times as a film location for various projects, including the 1989 film "Crusoe", starring Aidan Quinn. With shallow water, a snack bar, and the eponymous Grosse Roche, there is plenty to keep you busy here.

    Facts:

    • 450m x 20m - infrequent visitors
    • Shallow water
    • Unique boulder gives the beach its name
    • Good for snorkelling and photography

Anse La Réunion · La Digue

  • Anse La Réunion, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse La Réunion is one of the best all-round beaches on La Digue thanks to its huge variety of activities and close proximity to a number of different hotels and guesthouses. In fact, its excellent features make it one of the best beaches anywhere in the Seychelles.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 2m - few visitors
    • Shallow water at low and high tide
    • Family-friendly beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Pierrot · La Digue

  • Anse Pierrot, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Pierrot lies in the south-west of La Digue in the Union Estate. With crystal-clear water, an excellent atmosphere, and plenty of shade, the beach is a good all-rounder, with plenty to keep both couples and families busy.

    Facts:

    • 70m x 10m - very few visitors
    • Calm ocean and small waves
    • Clear water and lots of shade
    • Suitable for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Severe · La Digue

  • Anse Severe, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Severe is one of La Digue's most renowned beaches, thanks largely due to its incredible sunset views. That said, the beach is equally beautiful during the day, with shallow, calm water and excellent views of the ocean and of Praslin.

    Facts:

    • 400m x 5m - some visitors
    • Shallow water and coral reef
    • Beautiful, sheltered beach
    • Great for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Source d'Argent · La Digue

  • Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Source d'Argent is perhaps the best-known beach in the Seychelles, and certainly one of its most spectacular locations. A real must-see for any Seychelles holidaymaker, the powdery sand, crystal-clear water, and imposing granite boulders make this a uniquely enchanting beach, and undoubtedly worth a visit.

    Facts:

    • 1100m x 20m - lots of visitors
    • Shallow water & coral reef
    • Famous, popular beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Union · La Digue

  • Anse Union, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Union is located in the west of La Digue, and offers shallow, safe waters, perfect for swimming or even for snorkelling beginners. While less famous than some of the island's other beaches, Anse Union has plenty to offer those who decide to pay a visit during their stay on La Digue.

    Facts:

    • 300m x 2m - normally empty
    • Always shallow water
    • Family-friendly beach
    • Great for swimming and snorkelling