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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse aux Cèdres" · La Digue

  • Anse aux Cèdres, La Digue
    • Coral reef
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The unique mixture of different natural materials, including sand, rocks, water, coral, sea-shells, and cedar trees. This combination makes Anse aux Cèdres an excellent location for photographs, and provides a contrast to many of La Digue’s other beaches, which can look similar to each other.

Facts:

  • 30m x 2m - very few visitors
  • Shallow water at low tide, deep at high tide
  • High tides and waves
  • Unique beach with cedar trees and mixture of coral and sand
  • Good beach for photography

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Sandy, coralline beach in the south of La Digue.
  • The surface is often lined with sea­shells, especially at low tide.
  • At high tide the beach is almost completely covered by the sea.
  • The beach is often deserted, with most visitors passing through on the way to another beach.
  • Located about 30 minutes on­foot from Anse Union.
  • Situated in the Union estate. Visitors must pay the entrance fee: 100 Rupees/day.

Description:

Anse aux Cèdres is located in the south of La Digue, about 30 minutes on-foot from Anse Union. The mixture of tall waves, granite boulders, coral reef, and sea-shells dotting the sand make this beach a unique natural prospect, with some great opportunities for photographers thanks to the interplay between the sand, the ocean, and the rocks.

Along with a number of other beaches on La Digue, Anse aux Cèdres is located within the Union Estate. Anyone wishing to enter the estate on-foot must pay the entrance fee, which is currently 100 Seychelles Rupees per person each day. Once in the estate, Anse aux Cèdres is located about 30 minutes’ walk from Anse Union. Most visitors to Anse aux Cèdres, however, only discover this beach as part of a tour, which many of the local tour guides offer.

While not a beach for swimming or snorkelling due to the deep water and choppy waves, Anse aux Cèdres offers a unique combination of natural features, including rocks, coral reef, sand, and the cedar trees that give the beach its name. These small trees separate the two sections of Anse aux Cèdres, and bend and sway with the coastal breeze. Early in the morning, it’s possible to see droplets of water on the pines of the cedars, which can be particularly beautiful. In fact, it’s the uniquely natural atmosphere of Anse aux Cèdres which is its biggest draw, and will give you plenty to look at during your (likely) short stay on this beach.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Phone:
      +248 2 59 13 08
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm
      Address:
      Anse Source d'Argent (Union Estate)
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This open beach-restaurant in the Union Estate offers traditional local cuisine, and is the ideal place to enjoy some delicious delicacies after (or even before) sunbathing on the nearby Anse Source d'Argent. Enjoy freshly-grilled fish, a salad, or one of many other culinary treats with the sand between your toes!

    • Le Relax Beach House Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 4.0 of 5 49 Reviews  
    • 2.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 52 73 53
      E-mail:
      beachhouse@lerelaxhotel.com
      Website:
      www.lerelaxhotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Le Relax Beach House, Anse Reunion, Opp. Roman Catholic Church
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This small hotel, located in the Beach House hotel, offers Creole cuisine, international dishes, and Indian food, as well a beautiful view of the neighbouring island of Praslin.

    • Snack Bellevue
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 330 Reviews  
    • 2.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 52 78 56
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 8pm
      Address:
      Nid Aigle
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      On the slopes of the Nid d'Aigle lies this snackbar, reached after a challenging climb. That said, it's well worth it thanks to the incredible view. If you want to stay for the incredible sunset then we recommend taking a taxi back down, or at least being very careful, as the way can be dangerous at night due to poor visibility in the dark!

    • Zerof Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 351 Reviews  
    • 2.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 44 39
      E-mail:
      zerofguesthouse@yahoo.com
      Website:
      www.zerofguesthouses.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 9pm
      Address:
      Anse Reunion
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      At the 'Zerof' restaurant, guests can get to know the best that Creole cuisine has to offer, backed up by the fact that the restaurant is equally-popular with tourists and the Seychellois themselves. Enjoy a variety of cultural flavours and seasonings in the menus, which change every evening.

    • Gala Takeaway
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 581 Reviews  
    • 2.8 km
    • Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 3pm
      Address:
      Anse Reunion
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      Delicious local meals at an affordable price are the order of the day here. Those who are expecting fast food will be pleasantly surprised, as there is the possibility to enjoy good, well-priced food here, something that the locals also enjoy.

    • Chateau St. Cloud
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 43 46
      E-mail:
      stcloud@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.chateaustcloud.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Chateau St. Cloud restaurant offers guests a delicate choice of local Creole meals, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Seychelles. The restaurant's location amidst a stunning garden creates a unique experience for each guest.

Nearby accommodation:

Villa · La Digue · Distance: 1.9 km · Map