Beach "Anse la Fontaine"

Cerf
Anse la Fontaine, Cerf
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The level of privacy and solitude that you can find here is exceptional, as the island is so small and the beach itself is usually deserted.

Facts:

  • 110m x 10m - empty
  • Shallow water - sometimes seaweed, especially June to September
  • Tide can cover the whole beach in places
  • Private sandy beach on Cerf Island
  • Good for snorkelling, scuba diving, and fishing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Small, oft-deserted beach on Cerf Island in the Sainte Anne Marine Park.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water, which is less than 1 metre deep most of the time.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.
  • The beach can disappear at high tide.
  • The surrounding water is great for snorkelling, scuba diving, and fishing.

Description:

Anse la Fontaine is one of the few beaches located on Cerf Island, a small satellite island of Mahé, situated in the Sainte Anne Marine Park. As with the island’s other beaches, the water at Anse la Fontaine is shallow, usually measuring just one metre in depth. However, at high tide, the water creeps up the beach further, and sometimes covers the sand completely, so that the beach disappears under the water. Cerf Island is so small that it is easy to reach the island’s beaches from any of the island’s hotels and guesthouses. Alternatively, the beach can be reached by boat. Anyone who makes their way to Anse la Fontaine will likely find the beach to be deserted, making this the ideal spot for a relaxing day in peace, quiet, and solitude. Those who are feeling more adventurous can try snorkelling or swimming in the water, or even try their hand at a spot of fishing.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Villa de Cerf

Villa · Cerf Island
4.5 of 5 92 Reviews
Distance: 1.17 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 3
Beach: 25 m
Double Room
For 2 people / night
€ 145 - € 241
Service: B&B

L'Habitation

Small Hotel · Cerf Island
4.0 of 5 298 Reviews
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Distance: 0.96 km
Rooms: 11
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 25 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 159 - € 212
Service: B&B

Cerf Island Resort

Resort · Cerf Island
4.0 of 5 483 Reviews
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Distance: 1.19 km
Rooms: 24
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 10 m
Hillside Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 325 - € 583
Service: HB

Fairy Tern

Small Hotel · Cerf Island
4.9 of 5 80 Reviews
Distance: 1.07 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2
Beach: 10 m
Apartment Downstairs
For 2 people / night
€ 158
Service: B

South Point Villas

Villa · Cerf Island
4.8 of 5 11 Reviews
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Distance: 0.59 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 1 - 6
Beach: 10 m
Villa Cove
For 2 people / night
€ 300
Service: B

Takamaka Beach Villas

Guesthouse · Cerf Island
4.2 of 5 41 Reviews
Distance: 1.19 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 10 m
Takamaka Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 123 - € 163
Service: B

Seascape Villa

Villa · Cerf Island
5.0 of 5 3 Reviews
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Distance: 1.19 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4 - 10
Beach: 40 m
Villa
For 4 people / night
€ 417 - € 500
Service: B
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