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Beach "Baie Ternay" · Mahé

  • Baie Ternay, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beautiful views, the isolated feeling, and the wonderful biodiversity on show here are all highlights of Baie Ternay.

Facts:

  • 400m x 30m - often empty
  • Shallow water - sharp drop-off 300m from shore
  • Small waves - seaweed June to September
  • Nature-friendly beach in the Baie Ternay Marine Park
  • Good for swimming, snorkelling, and fishing

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At a Glance:

  • Beautiful beach with great views, located in the Baie Ternay Marine Park on Mahé.
  • Good for families thanks to the shallow water and small waves.
  • Sharp drop-off about 300m from shore.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Closest amenities are at the Constance Ephelia Resort or at Port Launay, along the coast in the Port Launay National Park.

Description:

Baie Ternay is a mid-sized beach on the west coast of Mahé. The views here extend over the beautiful ocean and across to Silhouette Island, about 20km away, across the water. The beach is also a good spot for sunset views, while the biodiversity here is another real highlight.

Getting to the beach isn’t too difficult. There is no parking or bus stop next to the beach, so visitors must arrive on-foot. That said, the closest space for parking your car is just five minutes’ walk away, so this shouldn’t be too much trouble. The beach is a part of the Baie Ternay national park, which offers a few beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. The park is particularly popular amongst snorkellers and scuba divers thanks to its thriving underwater scenery.

The beach itself offers shallow, protected water, ensuring it is safe for families and unconfident swimmers. The drop off isn’t too close to the shore, around 300m out, but it is rather sharp, so anyone swimming far from shore should be careful not to stray beyond this point. The calm ocean surface provides excellent conditions for swimming and snorkelling, while it is also possible to try out a spot of fishing in the area. Finally, the beach is ideal for photographers thanks to the beautiful colours visible here, as well as the views of the sunset in the evening, and of Silhouette Island to the north-west.

A much-loved beach thanks to its beautiful scenery, Baie Ternay is nonetheless often deserted, so you can really feel like you’re completely isolated here, great for those wanting a quiet, scenic day at the beach. Don’t let the lack of parking or bus-stop put you off; the closest facilities are just five or ten minutes’ walk along the coast, so you’re never too far from amenities including shops and the Constance Ephelia resort, perfect for a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Seselwa Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/seychelles/ephelia
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 12pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort , Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      In the Seselwa restaurant, guests can find something to eat at all times of the day. In the morning, there is a rich and varied buffet; at lunchtime and in the evenings, delicious Creole cuisine is served up using a variety of ingredients. Finally, guests can also see their seafood being prepared in front of their eyes.

    • The Sea Shell at Port Launay
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 32 40 26
      E-mail:
      cruises@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Opening hours at weekly activity schedule
      Address:
      Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      The Sea Shell restaurant is located on a boat, and offers a weekly menu. - Every day (except Tuesday and Sunday): traditional lunchtime meal from 11am. - Every Monday, Thursday, and Friday: evening meal under the stars, from 5pm. - Tuesday and Sunday: day cruise to Baie Ternay from 9am until 4pm, including lunch and afternoon meal. - Wednesday and Saturday: sunset cruise with dinner included from 5pm until 9pm.

    • Adam & Eve
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 3478 Reviews  
    • 2.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      7pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The beautiful Adam and Eve restaurant is located on the beach in the south of Mahé, and offers guests African-style cuisine with the sand between their toes, letting you enjoy a real culinary dream. Lots of different dishes are prepared using the delicious home-made chutney, while there are also fish and meat dishes on the menu.

    • Corossol
    • international 
    •  
    • 2.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 10.30am
      6.30pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort , Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The charming Corossol restaurant serves up international dishes in a buffet style. The delicious cuisine here will suit any taste buds, and the desserts especially shouldn't be missed. Besides dinner, Corossol also offers a delicious breakfast buffet, guaranteeing the perfect start to any day!

    • The Maharajas
    • indian 
    • 4.0 of 5 220 Reviews  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 34 68 69
      E-mail:
      rm@themaharajasseychelles.com
      Website:
      www.themaharajasseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon: from 6.30pm
      Tue-Sun: 12pm - 10.45pm
      Address:
      Eden Island
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in the middle of Eden Island, and offers a romantic location right on the water. Enjoy traditional Indian dishes, prepared using charcoal ovens, giving them a really exciting range of aromas.

    • La Scala Restaurant
    • international 
    • 4.5 of 5 250 Reviews  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 24 75 35
      E-mail:
      silscala@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.lascala.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7.15pm - 9.30pm
      (closed in June)
      Address:
      Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Italian head chef of the La Scala restaurant, built overhanging the rocks, serves up incredible pasta and fish dishes. He even catches the fish himself, and prepares it with lots of experience and expertise.

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