Beach "Anse Gaulettes"

La Digue
Anse Gaulettes, La Digue
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Highlights:

The views of nearby islands, the orange orchard, the wall running along one side of the sand, and the art gallery at one end of the beach are all unique features that add up to make Anse Gaulettes a fascinating prospect for the Seychelles holidaymaker.

Facts:

  • 800m x 2m - empty most of the time
  • Shallow water - very little seaweed
  • Tide can be violent - strong undercurrents and high waves
  • Long, narrow beach with some facilities
  • Good for sunbathing - art gallery and snack bar nearby

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At a Glance:

  • Long, narrow strip of sand that lends itself well to sunbathing.
  • Swimming should be avoided at all times due to strong undercurrents and choppy water. At high tide, the beach is almost completely covered, and the currents can take you out to sea.
  • Not at all suitable for children due to the strong currents in the water and the coral that lines the narrow sandy surface.
  • In terms of activities, the beach is good for sunbathing, and there is an art gallery and a snack bar nearby.
  • Some shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Gaulettes, in the north of La Digue, is a long, narrow strip of sand that lies between the road and the ocean. While the water isn’t particularly deep here, at high tide the beach is barely exposed, and the currents under the water turn particularly strong, and can sweep even the most confident swimmer out to sea. Therefore, no-one should swim here for any reason. Access to the beach is via walking, bicycle, or car. The coastal road runs parallel to the beach, providing plenty of places to stop if you manage to find a car, but also makes access via bicycle a joy. The beach lies near to a few hotels, including Patatran to the north, and is sandwiched between two interesting beaches, Anse Patates and Anse Grosse Roche. At the south end of the beach lies an art gallery, and further south on Anse Grosse Roche there is a small snack bar, ensuring that visitors can spend a whole day in the area if they want to. The beach also offers views of four nearby islands: Petite Soeur, Grande Soeur, Felicité, and Mariane. There is a long wall that runs along part of the beach, which is the most unique feature of Anse Gaulettes, except perhaps the old orange orchard that can be found behind the beach. This orange orchard still has trees in it that blossom from time to time. The ocean at Anse Gaulettes may be too dangerous to swim in, but there is certainly plenty to keep holidaymakers busy here. The long, thin sandy surface lends itself well to sunbathing, although be sure to find out when the tide will change, as the beach can disappear at high tide. All in all though, there is enough to do and see here to make a trip to this beach well-worthwhile.

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Nearby accommodation:

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4.5 of 5 30 Reviews
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4.0 of 5 129 Reviews
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La Kaz Safran

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4.0 of 5 166 Reviews
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O'Soleil Chalets

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4.8 of 5 13 Reviews
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Le Relax Luxury Lodge

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3.9 of 5 99 Reviews
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Buisson Guest House

Guesthouse · La Digue
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