Beach "Police Bay"

Police Bay, Mahé
Scuba diving
Bus stop


The beautiful, unique scenery of this bay merits a visit by itself, with rocks, coral formations, sand, and lush vegetation mixing together in close proximity to each other.


  • 670m x 25m - often empty
  • Deep water - seaweed present June to September
  • High tide at full moon - tall waves, good for surfing
  • Wild beach in the south of Mahé
  • Good for surfing and scuba diving


At a Glance:

  • Wild, open bay on the south coast of Mahé.
  • Deep water and tall waves make this beach unsuitable for swimmers and families.
  • Well-suited to surfers and scuba divers, as well as photographers.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Beautiful natural scenery.


Police Bay is the larger sister beach to Petite Police, located on the southernmost coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island. Despite the offshore coral reef, the water here is deep and choppy, making it unsuitable for swimming. The wild, natural scenery here can be rather imposing, contrasting the calm, gentle atmosphere elsewhere in the Seychelles, but providing a welcome change to the ‘traditional’ Seychelles experience. Getting to Police Bay is simple enough, with parking available at Petite Police, about a five-minute walk away. Alternatively, there is a bus stop at Anse Bazzarca, located along the coast from Police Bay, although the bus service here is infrequent. As previously suggested, Police Bay is unsuitable for swimming due to the deep, choppy water. That said, it is precisely these conditions that make Police Bay a good spot for surfing, with the waves helping rather than hindering holidaymakers who wish to try this out during their holiday. The area is also suitable for scuba diving thanks to the underwater scenery offshore from the beach. Besides that, it can be hard to see the appeal of the beach, but the incredible scenery of rocks, waves, and the old coral formations that line sections of the beach make for a unique experience. Like its smaller sister, Police Bay is a different prospect to the majority of Seychelles beaches, but that works in its favour, making it well worth a visit. Fans of surfing will especially enjoy this bay, and photographers will also find plenty of excellent shots to take home with them.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

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Distance: 2.88 km
Rooms: 30
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 10 m
King Deluxe Ocean View Room
For 2 people / night
€ 255 - € 600
Service: B&B

Ixora Villa

Villa · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 13 Reviews
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Distance: 6.65 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 1000 m
For 4 people / night
€ 140
Service: B

Captain's Villa

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 123 Reviews
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Distance: 3.12 km
Rooms: 9
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 100 m
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
For 2 people / night
€ 110
Service: B

La Villa Therese Holiday Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 119 Reviews
Distance: 7.09 km
Rooms: 12
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 100 m
1-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Le Nautique Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 68 Reviews
Distance: 6.25 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 20 m
Queen Beachfront Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 163
Service: B

Demeure de Cap Maçon

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 87 Reviews
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Distance: 3.40 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 150 m
Standard Suite
For 2 people / night
€ 170
Service: B&B

Coco Blanche

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 80 Reviews
Distance: 6.04 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 50 m
Ocean View Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 120
Service: B

Fleur de Sel

Guesthouse · Mahé
4.5 of 5 103 Reviews
Distance: 6.32 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2
Beach: 10 m
For 2 people / night
€ 138
Service: B

Coté Sud

Apartement · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 46 Reviews
Distance: 2.55 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1500 m
Apartment il Girasole
For 2 people / night
€ 94 - € 100
Service: B

Banyan Tree

Resort · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 1561 Reviews
Distance: 3.59 km
Rooms: 61
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 30 m
Ocean View Pool Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 612 - € 2,018
Service: B&B

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