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*From October 2017

Beaches on Mahé

Anse Intendance · Mahé

  • Anse Intendance, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Intendance is a well-known, wild beach in the south of Mahé. The incredible white sand is framed on both sides by granite boulders, making this beach one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles. During the south-east trade winds (May to September), swimming can be dangerous, and is not to be recommended.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 25m - some visitors
    • Water gets deep quite quickly
    • Beautiful wild beach on Mahé
    • Great for photographs

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 Soleil · Mahé

  • Anse Soleil, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Soleil is a beautiful bay with crystal-clear water and pristine white sand. As the name suggests, this beach is often bathed in sunlight, making it a bright, welcoming prospect for your holiday on Mahé.

    Facts:

    • 210m x 20m - frequent visitors
    • Deep water at high tide
    • Popular beach on Mahé
    • Restaurant next to the beach

Anse Takamaka · Mahé

  • Anse Takamaka, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Takamaka is a beautiful, picturesque bay in the south-west of Mahé. Here, visitors can enjoy pristine sand and incredible turquoise water, as well as the stunning takamaka trees that give the beach its name. Finally, Anse Takamaka is a snorkelling paradise.

    Facts:

    • 500m x 20m - frequent visitors
    • Shallow water - tall waves
    • Picturesque beach on Mahé
    • Ideal for snorkelling

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

Carana Beach · Mahé

  • Carana Beach, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Carana Beach can be found in the north of Mahé. This small, oft-deserted bay possesses incredibly beautiful scenery, including lush vegetation, crystal-clear water, and perfect white sand. Beyond its looks, the beach doesn’t offer too much, but its picturesque air makes it well-worth a visit.

    Facts:

    • 300m x 20m - often empty
    • Shallow water - high waves
    • Beautiful quiet bay on Mahé
    • Good for swimming from November to July

Grand Anse · Mahé

  • Grand Anse, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Grand Anse on Mahé is one of the island’s longest beaches, and certainly the longest stretch of sand on Mahé's western coast. The beautiful beach scenery contrasts nicely with the surrounding mountainous landscape, making for a truly spectacular location. The nearby Avani Barbarons Resort offers restaurants and much more.

    Facts:

    • 1335m x 30m - not very busy
    • Relatively deep water and high waves
    • Long, sprawling beach on Mahé’s west coast
    • Good for swimming and surfing

Anse Nord d'Est · Mahé

  • Anse Nord d'Est, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Nord d'Est is best described as a collection of small beaches spread across two kilometres of coastline on Mahé. The water here is deeper than many other places on the island, and the sea is choppy due to the lack of offshore coral reef. This makes it a good beach for surfers, although it is still suitable for strong swimmers.

    Facts:

    • 2200m x 20m - moderately busy
    • Water can be deep and rough
    • Large, popular beach on Mahé
    • Suitable for surfing

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