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Beach "Anse Fourmis" · La Digue

  • Anse Fourmis, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant

Highlights:

The abandoned road and the interesting rock formations make it a rather intriguing location. The beach is also peaceful, and perfect for sunbathers or families.

Facts:

  • 300m x 20m - some visitors, mostly sunbathers
  • Shallow water - some seaweed at times
  • Normal tide - calm sea
  • Relaxed beach for sunbathers and families to play on the sand
  • Possible to bathe in water, but beware of currents at high tide

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Relaxing beach that is mostly frequented by sunbathers, although the beach is also suitable for families.
  • Shallow water means it is possible to bathe in the ocean, but proper swimming can be tricky at both low and high tide, due to exposed coral (low tide) and strong currents (high tide).
  • Can be accessed on-foot, by bike, or by taxi; the road ends at Anse Fourmis. There are a few shops and a small snack bar at Anse Banane, which is 5 minutes’ walk from Anse Fourmis.
  • Natural shade makes the beach safe for families, and fauna and coral provide interesting features for children to enjoy.

Description:

Anse Fourmis is located on La Digue’s east coast, in between Anse Banane and the isolated Anse Caïman. This beach is often empty, besides a few sunbathers lying on the sand, or families relaxing underneath the tall takamaka trees. While the water here is protected by a coral reef, it doesn’t really lend itself well to swimming or snorkelling, as the water is too shallow at low tide, and the currents are too strong at high tide.

The beach is easily-accessible via walking, by bike, or by taxi. Anse Fourmis lies about as far as possible from the island’s more well-known spots (although still not too far!), and anyone coming here should try to do a tour of the beaches around the island’s northern coast, easily done with a bike. Anse Fourmis also provides a path that leads to Anse Cocos in the south, which itself provides access to Grand Anse and Petite Anse. Anse Fourmis is also lucky in that it is so close to Anse Banane, which offers some basic shops and facilities, including a small snack bar.

The large takamaka trees which line Anse Fourmis provide shade for families to escape the sun, and the fauna and coral provide points of interest, especially for children, who can learn a bit more about the Seychelles’ natural environment here. In addition, the road that runs along one side of the beach was built, then abandoned, making it an interesting feature to add to the intrigue of the beach.

All in all, this family-friendly beach is great for anyone who wants to relax in the sun or under the shade, away from the beaten track, hence its popularity with sunbathers. The water may not be great for swimming or snorkelling, but the beautiful sand is perfectly good enough to relax on underneath the tropical Seychelles sun.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 42 87
      E-mail:
      rchezjules@yahoo.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 9am - 5pm
      Dinner on request.
      Address:
      Anse Banane
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      This beach bar, right on the sea, with a roof made from palm tree leaves, wooden carvings, and a laid-back atmosphere, constitutes a real insider's tip. Enjoy fresh fruit-juice, snacks, and Creole cuisine on request, including the well-loved octopus salad. Reservations are recommended for evening meals.

    • Snack Bellevue
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 252 Reviews  
    • 0.9 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!

    • Chateau St. Cloud
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.5 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.

    • Zerof Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 304 Reviews  
    • 1.9 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.

    • Villa Authentique
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 111 Reviews  
    • 2.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 44 13
      E-mail:
      villauthentique@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.villaauthentique.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 11pm
      Address:
      Villa Authentique, La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Anyone looking for exceptional Creole cuisine for an affordable price will be happy here at the Villa Authentique. Particular highlights include live music at the weekend or the cocktail evening.

    • Gala Takeaway
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 429 Reviews  
    • 2.4 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.

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