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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 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 Bazarca · Mahé

  • Anse Bazarca, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Shade
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Bazarca, located in the south of Mahé, is unlike a number of other Seychelles beaches in that it possesses deep, choppy water that isn’t really suitable for swimming or snorkelling. That said, there are a number of different attractions to the beach that make it worth a visit.

    Facts:

    • 350m x 20m - often empty
    • Deep water, with a deep drop-off
    • Beautiful, wild beach
    • Great scenery

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 Machabée · Mahé

  • Anse Machabée, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Shade
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Machabée is a small, oft-deserted beach in the north of Mahé. Often overlooked by tourists and locals, Anse Machabée nonetheless offers a stunning, peaceful bay that offers plenty of variety, including beautiful sand, as well as swimming and snorkelling possibilities.

    Facts:

    • 135m x 20m - often empty
    • Gradual increase in water depth
    • Quiet beach in the north of Mahé
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Royale · Mahé

  • Anse Royale, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Royale is one of Mahé’s most popular beaches thanks to its wide variety of activities, beautiful scenery, and proximity to a number of different hotels and guesthouses. Located in the south-east of Mahé, it could even be described as the Beau Vallon of the south, due to its excellent range of activities and facilities.

    Facts:

    • 1500m x 15m - often busy
    • Fairly shallow water, about 2m deep
    • Busy, beautiful beach with lots to see
    • Good for numerous activities

Beau Vallon · Mahé

  • Beau Vallon, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Beau Vallon is perhaps the most famous beach in the Seychelles, well-known throughout the country by locals and tourists alike thanks to its beautiful atmosphere, extensive facilities, stunning sandy surface, and proximity to some of the Seychelles’ best-loved accommodations.

    Facts:

    • 1750m x 30m - often very busy
    • Shallow water and lifeguard on duty
    • The most popular beach on Mahé
    • Extensive facilities and activities

Petite Police · Mahé

  • Petite Police, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Petite Police is the sister beach to the larger Police Bay, located on the southern tip of Mahé. This wild beach has no offshore coral reef, leading to deep, choppy waters that are generally unsafe for swimming. However, the unique scenery here, including the old coral formations on the sand, make for an interesting visit.

    Facts:

    • 375m x 15m - often empty
    • Deep water, unsafe for swimming
    • Wild beach on the southern tip of Mahé
    • Excellent scenery

Police Bay · Mahé

  • Police Bay, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Police Bay is a large, open bay in the south of Mahé. The water here is too deep and rough for swimming, but these characteristics make it well-suited to surfing. In addition, the scenery here is spectacular, making this region well worth a visit for budding photographers.

    Facts:

    • 670m x 25m - often empty
    • Deep water and tall waves
    • Wild beach in the south of Mahé
    • Good for surfing and scuba diving

Port Launay North Beach · Mahé

  • Port Launay North Beach, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • North Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is located close to one of Mahé’s most popular resorts, the Constance Ephelia. Thanks to this, it is very popular with guests of the resort, but anyone can find something to keep them busy here thanks to the incredible beauty of the bay, as well as multiple activities and good facilities.

    Facts:

    • 415m x 25m - many visitors
    • Shallow water that gradually deepens
    • Popular beach in a Marine Park
    • Great for a range of activities

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

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