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*From October 2017

Beach "Petite Anse" · La Digue

  • Petite Anse, La Digue
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

Crystal-clear water, sand banks at low tide, and beautiful scenery. This beach shares much in common with Grand Anse, and its beautiful, calm atmosphere is it’s real highlight, along with the wild nature of the waves and the plants.

Facts:

  • 400m x 25m - not very busy
  • Water gets deep quickly, especially at high tide
  • Sea can be rough due to lack of coral protection
  • Sister beach to Grand Anse, with beautiful scenery just like its larger sister
  • Good for surfing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Shares many characteristics with the neighbouring Grand Anse. Just like its larger sister, swimming should be avoided here due to dangerous underwater currents.
  • Good for families to play on the beach, but children should not be allowed into the water.
  • Access via Grand Anse, over a small hill. The walk takes about 15 minutes.
  • Driftwood shelters and natural shade provide protection from the sun.

Description:

Petite Anse, as you may expect, lies next to Grand Anse in the south-east of La Digue. In fact, these two beaches share much in common, including their deep water and lack of coral reef, but also their beauty and relative anonymity. In fact, Petite Anse is arguably even less busy than Grand Anse, with very few visitors on most days, making it great for a secluded, peaceful picnic or for sunbathing.

The easiest way to access Petite Anse is via Grand Anse, and the short trek over a small hill takes just 15 minutes or so. The nearest parking is also at Grand Anse, and this is the best place to leave bicycles if visitors decide to bike here. Beware that the trek between the beaches can be difficult for people with limited mobility, but most visitors should have no problems.

Just like at Grand Anse, it is not safe to swim at Petite Anse, and signposts will remind you of this fact. If you do decide to venture into the water, do not go too far out, and always have someone watching you. The beach is much better suited to beach games, sunbathing, and picnicking. In fact, thanks to its beautiful surface, as well as plentiful shade, it’s a great beach for families to play on, away from the water. The driftwood shelters and trees ensure that children won’t have to stay in the sun for too long, and the short walk back to Grand Anse means that there are toilets and a restaurant nearby as well.

While (only slightly!) smaller than Grand Anse, Petite Anse is no less beautiful, and well-worth a visit thanks to its stunning scenery and lack of visitors. Anyone looking for a peaceful location to sunbathe, play beach games, or enjoy a picnic will find Petite Anse to be the perfect beach for them.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Snack Bellevue
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 332 Reviews  
    • 1.5 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!

    • 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.

    • Chateau St. Cloud
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.1 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 5 353 Reviews  
    • 2.3 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.

    • 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!

    • Gala Takeaway
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 589 Reviews  
    • 2.7 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.

Nearby accommodation:

Guesthouse · La Digue · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4.5 of 5 36 Reviews

Villa · La Digue · Distance: 1.7 km · Map