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Beach "Anse Lascars - Silhouette" · Other Islands

  • Anse Lascars - Silhouette, Other Islands
    • Swimming
    • Shade

Highlights:

The ancient tombs of some old Arabic sailors can be found near the beach, although they are remarkably overgrown with nature these days.

Facts:

  • 700m x 5m - almost always deserted
  • Deep at high tide - only safe at low tide
  • No seaweed - high waves
  • Beautiful rocky beach on Silhouette Island
  • Good for swimming at low tide

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Rocky, oft-deserted beach on Silhouette Island.
  • Water is very deep at high tide, and only really safe at low tide.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Good for swimming at low tide.
  • Wild, secluded beach on the Seychelles’ third-largest island.

Description:

Anse Lascars is one of the few named beaches on Silhouette Island, the Seychelles’ third-largest island. This beautiful, wild beach offers a rocky landscape, relatively rough waves, and deep water, especially at high tide. This means that it is not the best beach for swimming, although this is possible at low tide. It is, however, well worth a visit thanks to its scenery and its unique, wild atmosphere.

Getting to the beach is simple for guests of the island’s resorts, who can simply walk to Anse Lascars along the coast. There are limited cars or vehicles on Silhouette, and almost no official roads or infrastructure, meaning that this is likely the only way you can reach the beach during your holiday.

Once there, you will be encountered by deep water, especially if you’ve decided to come along at high tide. At low tide, the beach is more manageable, with swimmable water and a greater degree of safety. At high tide, the beach is relatively unsafe for swimming, and should be avoided by children. Silhouette Island is also home to a few different accommodations, including La Belle Tortue and the Hilton Labriz Seychelles Resort, both of which are in our programme.

The nearby abandoned tombs contain the remains of Arabic sailors from years gone by, although these days, the environment has been taken over by nature, ensuring that the beach has a wild atmosphere. You may be lucky enough to spot some local fishermen during your trip to Anse Lascars, but you will usually find yourself completely alone on the beach, like Robinson Crusoe himself!

Nearby restaurants:

    • La Belle Tortue
    • international 
    •  
    • 1.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 56 97 08
      E-mail:
      contact@labelletortue.com
      Website:
      www.labelletortue.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12am - 2.30pm
      7.30pm - 9pm
      Address:
      Silhouette Island
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Creole restaurant of the Belle Tortue is located on the small island of Silhouette, and offers a beautiful view of the ocean. The French head chef serves up different three-course menus on a daily basis, based on seasonal ingredients and whatever fish stocks are available on the day. For lunchtime, the restaurant also offers light salads, fresh fruits, and can also provide a picnic basket on request for a beautiful beach day or excursion.

Nearby accommodation:

Hotel · Silhouette Island · Distance: 0.9 km · Map

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