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Beach "Anse Marron" · La Digue

  • Anse Marron, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The natural saltwater pool, cut off from the open ocean by imposing boulder formations, as well as the overall beauty of the beach thanks to the granite rocks, the beautiful sand, and the clear ocean water.

Facts:

  • 100m x 3m - very few visitors
  • Deep water - shallow protected pool
  • Normal tide - higher waves depending on trade winds
  • Spectacular beach with protected natural pool and granite boulders.
  • Excellent beach for photography

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Smallish beach in the south of La Digue with two distinct sections, an open, deep area, and a protected, shallow pool area.
  • Relatively challenging hike to the beach means it’s not the best for families.
  • Accessible on-foot, about 2 km from Anse Source d’Argent. Visitors always come with a tour guide, as the beach is almost impossible to find otherwise.
  • One of the island’s best spots for photography.

Description:

Anse Marron is the southernmost beach on La Digue. As there is no coral reef off the southern coast, the water gets deep quickly, although this is negated by the presence of a shallow saltwater pool that is perfect for paddling. This small pool is protected by the large granite formations that can be found here, which also give the beach a beautiful, scenic appearance.

Anse Marron can be difficult to find, and almost all tourists come here with the help of a tour guide. Your hotel will be able to put you in touch with an appropriate guide if you decide to visit this beach. As the journey can be a bit of a challenge, we wouldn’t recommend bringing children along. The path can be slippery, making it dangerous for anyone without sure footing, so take this into consideration before choosing to visit Anse Marron.

However, once you do get to the beach, you’ll be met by beautiful, golden sand, stunning granite boulders, and some beautiful, protected saltwater pools. The open ocean, however, can get deep quickly due to the lack of coral reef protection, making it unsafe for swimming. The small pools, however, are definitely shallow enough to bathe in, and the granite boulders protect this section of the beach from the dangers of the open ocean.

Anse Marron is definitely worth the trip for photographers and anyone wanting to dip in a shallow, crystal-clear pool. The boulders and the water combine for some excellent scenery, however, so there’s enough going on to warrant a visit. Just make sure to book a tour guide!

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!

    • Snack Bellevue
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 251 Reviews  
    • 2.8 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!

    • Le Relax Beach House Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 4.0 of 5 44 Reviews  
    • 2.9 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.

    • Zerof Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 304 Reviews  
    • 3.1 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.

    • Chateau St. Cloud
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.2 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.

    • Gala Takeaway
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 426 Reviews  
    • 3.3 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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