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*From October 2017

Beaches on Mahé

Anse à la Mouche · Mahé

  • Anse à la Mouche, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse à la Mouche is an open, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé with extremely flat, calm, shallow water, as well as beautiful scenery and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Great for families, snorkelling, and swimming, the beach is rarely empty, but never crowded.

    Facts:

    • 1450m x 12m - some visitors
    • Shallow water, calm water
    • Family-friendly beach
    • Good for snorkelling and swimming

Anse aux Poules Bleues · Mahé

  • Anse aux Poules Bleues, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse aux Poules Bleues is an oft-deserted bay in the south-west of Mahé, just along the coast from Anse à la Mouche. While not the most attractive beach on the island, the shallow, calm water and nearby art studio provide a few reasons to make a trip worthwhile.

    Facts:

    • 715m x 15m - often empty
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Oft-deserted beach near a fishing village
    • Suitable for swimming

Anse aux Pins · Mahé

  • Anse aux Pins, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse aux Pins is a long, shallow bay on the east coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island. With nearby shops and restaurants, as well as a 9-hole golf course, the surrounding area offers plenty to keep you busy during your visit to this beautiful bay.

    Facts:

    • 1100m x 15m - not many visitors
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Beautiful unique beach
    • Swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing possible

Anse Baleine · Mahé

  • Anse Baleine, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Baleine is a small, oft-deserted beach in the south-east of Mahé. The shallow water and calm waves that lap the shores here create a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere, evidenced by the locals who often come here at the weekend to enjoy a beach picnic.

    Facts:

    • 40m x 15m - often empty
    • Shallow water - small, calm waves
    • Small, peaceful beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Boileau · Mahé

  • Anse Boileau, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Boileau is a long, stretched bay on the west coast of Mahé, just north of Anse à la Mouche. The surrounding region is relatively built-up, including a police station, shops, guesthouses, and supermarkets, and the beach itself offers calm, shallow water that is great for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing.

    Facts:

    • 2000m x 15m - not many visitors
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Fisherman’s bay near a small town
    • Lots of nearby facilities

Anse Bougainville · Mahé

  • Anse Bougainville, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse Bougainville lies in the south-east of Mahé, near to Anse Baleine and Anse Royale. The shallow, calm water here is protected by a coral reef, making it suitable for unconfident swimmers and children. The beach also benefits from close proximity to shops and restaurants.

    Facts:

    • 800m x 15m - often empty
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Small, secluded beach on Mahé
    • Suitable for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Forbans · Mahé

  • Anse Forbans, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Forbans is a popular beach in the south-east of the Seychelles’ largest island, Mahé. With shallow water and close proximity to a number of accommodations, this beach is great prospect for families who have children looking for a relaxing beach day.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 15m - moderately busy
    • Very shallow, calm water
    • Family-friendly beach
    • Good for snorkelling

Anse Louis · Mahé

  • Anse Louis, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Louis is a beautiful sheltered bay in the west of Mahé, near to Anse Boileau. The waves here make the beach a great location for surfers, and the nearby bus stop and car park ensure that arrival at Anse Louis is unproblematic for everyone.

    Facts:

    • 500m x 20m - not very busy
    • Deep water at high tide
    • Small, beautiful bay on Mahé
    • Good for surfing

Anse Parnel · Mahé

  • Anse Parnel, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Parnel is less famous than other beaches on Mahé but every bit as charming and beautiful. With gorgeous white sand and stunning clear water, Anse Parnel offers plenty to keep the Seychelles holidaymaker occupied.

    Facts:

    • 275m x 15m - few visitors
    • Shallow water, generally calm waves
    • Beautiful white sand and crystal-clear water
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Baie Lazare · Mahé

  • Baie Lazare, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Baie Lazare is well-known thanks to its name, which it shares with French explorer Lazare Picault, who is credited with claiming the island for France in 1742. These days, it offers beautiful scenery and a vision of colour for the Seychelles holidaymaker.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 20m - lots of visitors
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Named after French explorer Lazare Picault
    • Good for swimming and windsurfing

Port Glaud · Mahé

  • Port Glaud, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Port Glaud Beach is a small and oft-deserted beach, located on Mahé’s west coast, just along from the large national park of Port Launay. In fact, the beach shares much of the appeal of Port Launay’s south beach, with calm, shallow water, beautiful scenery, and stunning views of some of Mahé’s nearby neighbouring islands.

    Facts:

    • 100m x 15m - often empty
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Attractive, small beach in the west of Mahé
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Port Launay South Beach · Mahé

  • Port Launay South Beach, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • South Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is less popular than the beach on the other side of the park, but still offers plenty to attract visitors from all over the island. The unique views of smaller offshore islands, as well as the calm, shallow water and the pristine sandy surface of the beach make South Beach every bit as appealing as its cousin.

    Facts:

    • 670m x 25m - few visitors
    • Extremely calm, shallow water
    • Peaceful beach with stunning views
    • Great for swimming and snorkelling

Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach) · Mahé

  • Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach), Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Fairyland Beach is located at one end of the larger Anse Royale bay, and shares many characteristics with its neighbour. The shallow, calm water here is protected by an offshore coral reef, so the waves are almost always small. Easy-access, beautiful scenery, and excellent snorkelling conditions round off the beach nicely.

    Facts:

    • 50m x 15m - often busy
    • Beach may disappear at high tide
    • Popular beach in the south of Mahé
    • Good snorkelling and swimming spot

Turtle Bay · Mahé

  • Turtle Bay, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Turtle Bay is a popular, shallow-watered beach in the south of Mahé, on the east coast of the island. Thanks to the offshore coral reef, the water here is protected, making it extremely flat and calm, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. This beach shares its bay with Anse aux Pins.

    Facts:

    • 725m x 20m - often empty
    • Very shallow, calm water
    • Popular family-friendly beach
    • Great for swimming and snorkelling

Anse l'Amour · Mahé

  • Anse l'Amour, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse l’Amour is a secluded bay on the west coast of Mahé, about 300m from the popular region of Port Launay. This small cove offers beautiful views of the beach at Port Launay, as well as the offshore island of Conception. Besides that, the rocky formations and palm trees of Anse l’Amour make it worth a visit for anyone in the area.

    Facts:

    • 100m x 20m - often empty
    • The beach can disappear at high tide
    • Calm, secluded cove in the west of Mahé
    • Offers beautiful views

Baie Ternay · Mahé

  • Baie Ternay, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly
  • Baie Ternay beach is located in the Baie Ternay Marine National Park. This area is well-known for its beautiful underwater scenery, so the beach is particularly popular amongst snorkellers. With relatively easy-access thanks to its close proximity to Port Launay, Baie Ternay is well-worth a visit if you’re in the area.

    Facts:

    • 400m x 30m - often empty
    • Shallow water
    • Nature-friendly beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Barbarons · Mahé

  • Anse Barbarons, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Barbarons is a beautiful bay on the west coast of Mahé, located in front of the AVANI resort. Great for families at low tide and for swimming at high tide, the beach offers something for everyone, making it well worth a visit for patrons of the hotel, and certainly worth consideration for anyone staying in the west of Mahé.

    Facts:

    • 900m x 15m - mostly visitors from the hotel
    • Water depth depends on tide
    • Beautiful beach next to the AVANI resort
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling