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Beaches on Praslin

Anse Bateau · Praslin

  • Anse Bateau, Praslin
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Bateau is a small, deserted bay in the south of Praslin, close to Grand Anse and Fond de l’Anse. While the water here is too shallow to swim, the impressive rock formations and the views of three other Seychelles islands make Anse Bateau a good choice for photographers and walks on the beach.

    Facts:

    • 600m x 5m - no visitors at all
    • Very shallow water - small waves
    • Small, oft-deserted beach on Praslin
    • Good spot for sunbathing

Anse Bois de Rose · Praslin

  • Anse Bois de Rose, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Bois de Rose is a small beach located in the south of Praslin. Nearby private property restricts access to the beach, and anyone arriving by bus must climb down from the road, making it tricky to gain access. That said, for those who reach the sandy area, there is a calm, tranquil beach with beautiful scenery and a wonderful atmosphere.

    Facts:

    • 400m x 100m - always empty
    • Shallow water - small calm waves
    • Small isolated beach on Praslin
    • Good for snorkelling

Anse Boudin · Praslin

  • Anse Boudin, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Boudin is located on the north-east coast of the Seychelles’ second-largest island, Praslin. Overlooking the ocean and Curieuse Island, Anse Boudin possesses an excellent mix of facilities, activities, and beautiful scenery, making it a really good all-rounder.

    Facts:

    • 950m x 20m - few tourist visitors
    • Normal tide and small waves
    • Fishing beach on Praslin
    • Good for swimming, snorkelling, and fishing

Anse Cimitière · Praslin

  • Anse Cimitière, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse Cimitière is a small beach in the south of Praslin. This beach is divided into two halves, one of which is more popular than the other thanks to its proximity to the Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites hotel. With calm, shallow water and beautiful trees to provide shade, there is much to warrant a visit here.

    Facts:

    • 350m x 5m - visitors in front of the hotel
    • Shallow water - calm waves
    • Popular family-friendly beach
    • Good for snorkelling and windsurfing

Anse Citron · Praslin

  • Anse Citron, Praslin
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Citron is a small and oft-deserted beach in the south-west of Praslin, nestled between larger and more popular beaches such as Fond de l’Anse and Anse Takamaka. This location means that Anse Citron is often empty, giving it a secluded, peaceful atmosphere that will appeal to those wanting to enjoy a quiet picnic under the sun.

    Facts:

    • 300m x 5m - almost no visitors
    • Very shallow, calm water
    • Quiet, remote beach on Praslin
    • Good for picnics and relaxation

Anse Consolation · Praslin

  • Anse Consolation, Praslin
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Consolation is a unique beach with numerous coral and rock formations lining its surface. While not the type of postcard picture-perfect beach that many dream of for their Seychelles holiday, the scenery here is incredible in different ways, making it well worth a visit for families and couples alike.

    Facts:

    • 300m x 5m - not very busy
    • Extremely shallow water
    • Beautiful rocky beach on Praslin
    • Good for photographs and sunbathing

Anse Georgette · Praslin

  • Anse Georgette, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Georgette is perhaps the most beautiful beach on Praslin, and certainly one of the best in the Seychelles thanks to its incredible mixture of pristine white sand, bright turquoise ocean surface, and tropical palm trees. A real must-see for any Praslin holidaymaker!

    Facts:

    • 260m x 12m - popular beach
    • Water deepens quickly
    • Breathtakingly beautiful small beach
    • Good for snorkelling

Anse Gouvernement · Praslin

  • Anse Gouvernement, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Gouvernement is a beautiful beach located in front of some of Praslin’s best-loved hotels, including the Hotel l’Archipel, which is built onto the beach itself. This bay is also great for a number of activities, including snorkelling, swimming, sailing, and fishing, ensuring that everyone will find something to like about this beautiful beach.

    Facts:

    • 600m x 5m - not very busy
    • Shallow water - small waves
    • Attractive bay on the northern coast of Praslin
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Kerlan · Praslin

  • Anse Kerlan, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Kerlan lies on the north-west coast of Praslin. Over recent years, the area has been badly affected by rising sea levels and erosion. Therefore, artificially-placed rocks act as breakwaters, dividing the beach itself into smaller sections. This unique spectacle makes Anse Kerlan a different experience for your Seychelles beach day.

    Facts:

    • 1200m x 20m - beach divided into sections
    • Generally not very busy
    • Beautiful collection of small beaches on Praslin
    • Good for snorkelling and windsurfing

Anse l'Amour · Praslin

  • Anse l'Amour, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse l’Amour is a fisherman’s bay on Praslin, close to Baie St. Anne. The water here is protected from the open ocean by a small, artificial island, ensuring calm water all year-round. While there are certainly more attractive beach spots on the island, the bustle of activity is unique on Praslin.

    Facts:

    • 600m x 2m - few tourists
    • Most visitors are local fishermen
    • Close to Baie St. Anne Village
    • Fisherman’s bay on Praslin

Anse la Blague · Praslin

  • Anse la Blague, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse la Blague is a calm, secluded beach in the south-east of Praslin with shallow water, especially at low tide, making it great for swimming or snorkelling. At high tide, the sea here can become rougher, so make sure you time your visit right. Anse la Blague also offers views of two other Seychelles islands, Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 15m - occasional visitors
    • Shallow at low tide, deep at high tide
    • Beautiful secluded beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse la Farine · Praslin

  • Anse la Farine, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse la Farine is a calm, tranquil beach in the south-east of Praslin, situated in front of the Emerald Cove Hotel. As it is only accessible by boat, the beach is often empty, save for a few patrons of the hotel. That said, it offers plenty to merit a visit, including snorkelling, kayaking, and swimming.

    Facts:

    • 800m x 200m - few visitors
    • Calm water - beach disappears at high tide
    • Secluded beach - only accessible by boat
    • Good for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking

Anse Lazio · Praslin

  • Anse Lazio, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Lazio is probably the most famous beach on Praslin thanks to its picturesque, postcard scenery, including perfect white sand, crystal-clear water, imposing palm trees, and much more. Ranked the sixth-best beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2015, it’s easy to see why Anse Lazio is so popular amongst holidaymakers!

    Facts:

    • 600m x 25m - generally busy after 9am
    • Fairly deep water - lifeguard often present
    • Famous for its incredible scenery
    • Suitable for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Madge · Praslin

  • Anse Madge, Praslin
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
  • Anse Madge is an unusual beach by Seychelles standards in that it is almost always empty of tourists. This spot is, however, used extensively by Seychelles fishermen, as is the case with much of Baie Sainte Anne. Therefore, the main appeal of the beach is the chance to experience the daily life of the Seychellois first-hand.

    Facts:

    • 1000m x 4m - not very busy
    • Fairly deep water, with plants on the seabed
    • Beach can disappear at high tide
    • Fishing beach in Baie Sainte Anne

Anse Matelot · Praslin

  • Anse Matelot, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Matelot is a small beach on Praslin with a uniquely secluded atmosphere. It is near impossible to reach the beach via land, with the majority of visitors coming by boat instead. Therefore, it is empty almost all the time, so anyone who decides to make the 10-minute boat trip to the bay will likely find themselves alone.

    Facts:

    • 200m x 5m - empty at all times
    • Fairly deep water
    • Can only be reached by boat
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse Pasquière · Praslin

  • Anse Pasquière, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Pasquière, located in the north-east of Praslin, is a unique beach that is one of the island’s best spots to see some of the Seychelles’ diverse wildlife species, including birds and fish. While the water is too shallow to swim here, it is perfect for spotting these animals in their natural habitats.

    Facts:

    • 450m x 20m - occasional visitors
    • Very shallow water
    • Isolated, oft-deserted beach
    • Good for snorkelling and fishing

Anse Petite Cour · Praslin

  • Anse Petite Cour, Praslin
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Petit Cour is a smallish but popular bay on Praslin’s north coast, located next to the Domaine de la Réserve hotel. Anse Petite Cour offers a number of unique features, including excellent snorkeling conditions, imposing granite boulders, and a plant species called the Patience Tree.

    Facts:

    • 240m x 4m - some visitors
    • Beach can disappear at high tide
    • Excellent snorkelling beach with stunning views
    • Great for snorkelling and relaxation

Anse Possession · Praslin

  • Anse Possession, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Possession is located between Anse Pasquière and Anse Petite Coeur in the north-east of Praslin, the Seychelles’ second-largest island. This family-friendly bay offers shallow water, beautiful scenery, and a calm ocean surface, as well as proximity to a number of different accommodations.

    Facts:

    • 500m x 6m - east busier than west
    • Normal tide and small waves
    • Shallow-water and plenty of shade
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Anse St Sauveur · Praslin

  • Anse St Sauveur, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse St. Sauveur is a relatively small beach in the south of Praslin, just along the coast from other beaches such as Anse Bateau and Anse Cimitière. A good spot for snorkelling and fishing, Anse St. Sauveur is especially well-suited to those who want a quiet, calm space to relax, perhaps under the numerous coconut trees that line the beach.

    Facts:

    • 600m x 100m - many passing visitors
    • Shallow water - small, calm waves
    • Beautiful trees line the beach
    • Good for snorkelling and fishing

Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or) · Praslin

  • Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or), Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Anse Volbert, or the Cote d’Or, is the most popular beach on Praslin, thanks largely to its proximity to any number of guesthouses and hotels. This beautiful beach offers a multitude of activities, making it a must-see for any holidaymakers on Praslin.

    Facts:

    • 2600m x 6m - lots of visitors
    • Shallow, calm water
    • Arguably Praslin’s most popular beach
    • Wide variety of activities, including rentals

Fond de l'Anse · Praslin

  • Fond de l'Anse, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly
  • Fond de l’Anse is a long, open bay with shallow water, calm waves, and excellent access to both hotels and facilities. The colours of the water here can be especially beautiful, while the beach is also good for snorkelling and windsurfing, and the water is shallow enough to swim without any problems.

    Facts:

    • 2000m x 20m - some visitors
    • Shallow water - calm, small waves
    • Close to many hotels on Praslin
    • Good for snorkelling and windsurfing

Petite Anse Kerlan · Praslin

  • Petite Anse Kerlan, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly
  • Petite Anse Kerlan is a small, busy beach in the north-west of Praslin, close to Anse Georgette and the Constance Lemuria Resort. The beach is almost exclusively visited by guests of the resort, but calm waters and beautiful rocky formations provide a few reasons to make the journey from further afield if you so wish.

    Facts:

    • 220m x 10m - always busy
    • Gradual increase in water depth
    • Small, animated beach
    • Good for swimming and snorkelling