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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Kerlan" · Praslin

  • Anse Kerlan, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The breakwaters are truly a unique feature, and the beautiful views of Cousin, Couisine, and the Seychelles sunset make Anse Kerlan a one-of-a-kind experience in the Seychelles.

Facts:

  • 1200m x 20m - size varies, as the beach is really a collection of small beaches
  • Generally not very busy
  • Deep water - high waves - little seaweed
  • Beautiful collection of small beaches on Praslin’s north-west coast
  • Sometimes good for snorkelling and windsurfing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Really a series of smaller beaches that have been artificially separated by rocky breakwaters.
  • This measure is due to rising sea levels and erosion of the coast. This area of coastline is probably the worst-affected region on Praslin.
  • Shops, guesthouses, hotels, and restaurants can all be found in the surrounding area.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Despite relatively strong currents, the beach is okay for swimming and snorkelling, as well as windsurfing.

Description:

Anse Kerlan is the name given to this stretch of coastline on Praslin’s north-west edge. Rather than a sweeping, one-piece bay, Anse Kerlan is more a collection of smaller sandy beaches, separated by artificially-placed rocks. These rocks act as breakwaters, and are designed to slow down the erosion process that has affected this region over the last few years. There is a degree of protection afforded to the coast by the offshore coral reef, but the water here is still deep and the waves can be quite strong, making it unsafe for children.

Getting to the beach is simple, especially if you are a guest of one of the many nearby hotels and guesthouses. Those who are staying elsewhere on Praslin can reach Anse Kerlan by car, with parking available along the main road nearby, as well as next to the various hotels on the beach. The surrounding area is relatively well-developed too, with numerous shops and restaurants counting amongst the facilities.

The beach itself is usually fairly empty, so it is not uncommon to be the sole visitors to this part of Praslin. The scenery is beautiful, as you’d expect of a Seychelles beach, but feels slightly less ‘natural’ than elsewhere due to the artificially-placed rocky formations that separate the different sections of beach. The depth of the water makes it okay for swimming and snorkelling, but the currents can be strong, so be careful. Besides that, the waves here can also be quite strong; strong enough, in fact, to fell some of the trees that line the beach. These fallen trees, contrasting with the sand and the sea, make for some interesting photographs.

Anse Kerlan offers many unique features to make it worth a visit. The breakwaters are unlike anything you can find elsewhere on the island, and the general atmosphere of the beach is one of preservation. The excellent views of Cousin and Cousine island, as well as beautiful sunsets and unique beach scenery make this a real beauty of a location, well-worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Capricorn Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 3.5 of 5 84 Reviews  
    • 0.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 32 24
      E-mail:
      islander@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.the-islanders.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 8am - 11pm
      Address:
      The Islander Villa, Anse Kerlan
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Capricorn Restaurant can be found in the Islander Guesthouse on Praslin, right on the beautiful beach of Anse Kerlan. Besides seafood and fish dishes, the restaurant serves up tradtitional dishes, including a delicious chicken curry

    • Beach Bar & Grill
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 10 91
      E-mail:
      fnbmgr@lemuriaresort.com
      Website:
      www.lemuriaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3.30pm
      7pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Lémuria Resort, Anse Kerlan
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Beach Bar and Grill of the Lemuria Resort offers incredible views of the nearby Anse Kerlan and Petite Anse Kerlan, and serves up delicious fish dishes, prepared using freshly-caught fish, which will surely impress every guest.

    • Pool Deck Restaurant
    • international 
    •  
    • 1.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 10 88
      E-mail:
      fnbmgr@lemuriaresort.com
      Website:
      www.lemuriaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 6pm,
      7.30pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Lémuria Resort, Anse Kerlan
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Non-guests of the Lemuria Resort must make a reservation to enjoy this restaurant. Here, visitors can enjoy snacks, light meals, and fruity cocktails in the pool area of the resort.

    • The Pond
    • creole, mediterranean, asian 
    • 4.0 of 5 58 Reviews  
    • 2.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 73 33
      E-mail:
      dbh@dhevatara.com
      Website:
      www.dhevatara-seychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12am - 3pm,
      7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Grand Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The chef of The Pond restaurant is a multi award-winning chef who combines numerous culinary traditions in his food, including mediterranean, Creole, and asian influences to create dishes using home-grown, hand-picked herbs and spices. Guests can enjoy his creations in this artistic water garden.

    • Le Chevalier Bay Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 3.0 of 5 274 Reviews  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 23 22
      E-mail:
      chevalierbay@seychelles.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 4pm
      Address:
      Anse Lazio
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Thanks to its excellent location on one of Praslin's most famous beaches, Anse lazio, this restaurant is extremely popular. The seafood here is highly recommended, including fish curries and garlic prawns. For a smaller meal, there are also sandwiches, salads, or chips (french fries) available here.

    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 21 36
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12.30pm - 3pm
      Address:
      Anse Lazio
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Bonbon Plume is located right on the incredible Anse Lazio beach, which ranks among the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. The open restaurant conjures up small meals and main courses in the shade of the imposing takamaka trees.

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