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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Pasquière" · Praslin

  • Anse Pasquière, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

Stunning views of Curieuse and the wildlife-spotting opportunities provided by the beach. Thanks to the shallow water and the sandbanks at low tide, it’s possible to get up-close to some of the Seychelles bird and fish species here like few other places in the Seychelles.

Facts:

  • 450m x 20m - occasional visitors
  • Very shallow water, too shallow to swim in
  • Very high and low tides
  • Isolated, often empty beach in the north-east of Praslin
  • Good for snorkelling, fishing, and birdwatching

Map:

At a Glance:

  • A smallish beach with very few visitors offering extremely shallow water and the chance to see nature up-close.
  • Safe for families thanks to the shallow water. Sometimes, local families come here to enjoy picnics.
  • Parking spaces and bus stops can be found nearby.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Pasquière is a strange beach, with very shallow water that isn’t really deep enough for swimming. However, this shallow water means that it is a good spot to see some of the Seychelles’ beautiful wildlife, and ensures that Anse Pasquière is a good spot for picnics, as the beach is safe for all, including children.

The beach is located in the north-east of Praslin, between Anse Boudin and Anse Possession. There are parking spaces cut into the nearby forest which provide space for arrival by car, and there are also bus stops along the adjacent road for those preferring to come by public transport. Finally, Anse Pasquière is within walking distance of some hotels, so guests of those establishments can come on-foot.

As we’ve mentioned, the water here is extremely shallow, which means it’s difficult to swim in. However, the beach lends itself well to snorkelling, and the shallow water means that it’s perfectly safe for families. In fact, at the weekend, local families come here themselves to enjoy picnics on the sand. The beach is also a good spot for fans of nature, as the west-end of the beach is home to an abundance of fish and birds. The species of bird include the grey heron and the green-backed heron, both of whom come here to feed on the fish. It is particularly easy to spot various species at low tide, thanks to the sandbanks that appear. This is also the best time to go fly-fishing, standing on the banks and fishing in the shallow water.

All in all, Anse Pasquière can best be described as a ‘natural’ beach, thanks to its abundance of wildlife, especially at the west-end of the beach. The beach also makes up part of the Curieuse Bay Marine park, so visitors should be especially careful to respect the environment here. However, the beautiful scenery of the Seychelles will convince you to take care of it by itself, and Anse Pasquière is no exception.

Nearby restaurants:

    • PK's @ Paquire Restaurant and Gastro Pub
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 327 Reviews  
    • 1.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 62 42
      E-mail:
      pk61@seychelles.net
      Address:
      Anse Boudin
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This beautifully-located restaurant offers a stunning view of Curieuse Island. The menu here is changed on a regular basis, ensuring variety and a number of specialties which will surprise you. The adjoining bar also offers incredibly refreshing cocktails or long drinks, making for a really special evening.

    • Britannia Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 32 15
      E-mail:
      info@britanniapraslin.com
      Website:
      www.britanniapraslin.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 2pm
      7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Britannia Hotel, Grand Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Britannia Hotel restaurant will satisfy even the most discerning tastebuds thanks to its incredible menus. Besides local Creole cuisine, the restaurant also offers international dishes, ideal for discerning holidaymakers. The peaceful atmosphere of this family-run hotel is also a prominent feature of the restaurant.

    • Pool Grill Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 80 00
      E-mail:
      resa@lareserve.sc
      Website:
      www.lareserve.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12am - 2.30pm
      Address:
      La Reserve, Anse Petit Cour
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Enjoy delicious fish or meat from the grill next to the pool of the Domaine de la Réserve hotel under open blue skies. The food here is prepared by experienced chefs, and also includes delicious salads for your lunchtime meal, whose light textures are perfect on warm Seychelles days.

    • Blue Marlin Restaurant & Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 38 38
      E-mail:
      rsimon@masonstravel.com
      Website:
      www.indianoceanlodge.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Indian Ocean Lodge, Grand Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Blue Martin restaurant can be found in the Indian Ocean Lodge on Grand Anse, and offers a varied menu for its customers' enjoyment. The accompanying pool bar is located next to the beach, and offers fruity cocktails and stunning sunset views.

    • Le Kato Noir
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 02 90
      E-mail:
      palmbeach@seychelles.sc
      Website:
      www.seychelles-palmbeachhotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 11pm
      Address:
      Palm Beach Hotel, Grande Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The restaurant of the Palm Beach Hotel is called Le Kato, and employs experienced chefs who truly understand their craft. The traditional Seychelles cuisine, excellent international meals, and the seafood dishes on offer here are all fantastic.

    • St. Pierre Restaurant
    •  
    •  
    • 2.3 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 32 93
      E-mail:
      paradise@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.paradisesun.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12.30pm - 3pm,
      4pm - 5pm,
      7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Paradise Sun Hotel, Anse Volbert
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Here, guests can enjoy delicious cocktails, fresh fish dishes, tropical fruits, and an excellent view of the turquoise ocean. Those who want to spend a romantic evening with their partner will find much to like about this restaurant. The traditional music is just the icing on the cake.

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