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Beach "Anse Source d'Argent" · La Digue

  • Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The absolutely breathtaking scenery is the real highlight of Anse Source d’Argent. The mixture of shallow, clear water, golden sand, and imposing granite formations make it one of the most picturesque beaches anywhere in the world, and one that’s well worth visiting for anyone taking a holiday to the Seychelles.

Facts:

  • 1100m x 20m - lots of visitors
  • Shallow water - protected by coral reef
  • Occasional presence of seaweed
  • High tide can cover the beach
  • One of the most famous beaches in the world, with many visitors
  • Excellent conditions for swimming and snorkelling (at high tide)

Map:

At a Glance:

  • World-famous beach, and one of the most photographed spots in the whole world thanks to its amazing natural beauty.
  • The beach is protected from the open ocean by a coral reef, ensuring the water is shallow and calm, with small waves.
  • Extremely family-friendly thanks to the shallow, clear water, protected by the coral reef.
  • Restaurant, toilets, and parking can all be found near the entrance to the beach, as well as several fruit stands at the far end of the beach.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Visitors are advised to come early, as the beach is particularly busy between 10.00 and 17.00 each day.

Description:

Anse Source d’Argent, in the south-west of La Digue, has often been described as the most beautiful beach in the world, and it is certainly one of the Seychelles’ most famous attractions. The beautiful mix of turquoise water, golden sand, and impressive boulders makes it a unique prospect worldwide.

Access to Anse Source d’Argent is via the Union Estate, which charges 115 Rupees per person each day for access, however the outcome is well-worth the fee. Besides this initial entrance fee, access to the beach is easy thanks to a number of well-signposted paths.

One of the main reasons for the beach’s popularity, besides its astounding beauty, is its variety of activities. The shallow, clear water, as well as the coral reef protection, means the beach is a great spot for families, and is also perfect for swimming and snorkelling. That said, it can be difficult to swim here at low tide, as the water is extremely shallow, but at high tide, the water is deep enough to swim while still being shallow enough to be safe for most swimmers.

The protection provided to the beach by the coral reef ensures that the open ocean feels far away, so parents shouldn’t worry about their kids playing in the water. On top of that, the nearby restaurants and fruit stands mean you can easily spend a whole day here if you like, although those wanting the beach to themselves should arrive before 10.00.

As mentioned, the beach is also famous for having been used in a number of prominent photoshoots and films, including movies such as Emanuelle, Crusoe, and Castaway, as well as the famous Bacardi adverts of the 1990s.

Anse Source d’Argent is truly a must-see for all Seychelles holidaymakers, and especially for those staying on La Digue. The unique mixture of shallow water, pristine white sand, and impressive granite boulders make it a real treat, and one that visitors will remember for a long time.

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  
    • 1.5 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 5 352 Reviews  
    • 2.0 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 5 586 Reviews  
    • 2.1 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.

    • Pool Side Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 25 25
      E-mail:
      reservation@ladigue.sc
      Website:
      www.ladigue.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 5pm
      Address:
      La Digue Island Lodge, Anse Réunion
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      A variety of different foods can be enjoyed in this semi-open restaurant, from snacks to Creole cuisine to international food. Since being founded in 1973, the history of this establishment has been defined by enjoyment and indulgence, with the view of Praslin serving as a real highlight.

    • Pizzeria at Gregoire's
    • italian 
    • 4.0 of 5 358 Reviews  
    • 2.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 25 57
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11pm - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Anse Reunion Village
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Enjoy traditional Italian food, including pizza, right from the wood-fire oven! This pizzeria is well-known across the island, including by the locals themselves.

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