Mahé

Anse à la Mouche · Mahé

Anse à la Mouche, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse à la Mouche is an open, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé with extremely flat, calm, shallow water, as well as beautiful scenery and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Great for families, snorkelling, and swimming, the beach is rarely empty, but never crowded.

Anse Forbans · Mahé

Anse Forbans, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Forbans is a popular beach in the south-east of the Seychelles’ largest island, Mahé. With shallow water and close proximity to a number of accommodations, this beach is great prospect for families who have children looking for a relaxing beach day.

Anse Intendance · Mahé

Anse Intendance, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Intendance is a well-known, wild beach in the south of Mahé. The incredible white sand is framed on both sides by granite boulders, making this beach one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles. During the south-east trade winds (May to September), swimming can be dangerous, and is not to be recommended.

Anse Louis · Mahé

Anse Louis, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Louis is a beautiful sheltered bay in the west of Mahé, near to Anse Boileau. The waves here make the beach a great location for surfers, and the nearby bus stop and car park ensure that arrival at Anse Louis is unproblematic for everyone.

Anse Machabée · Mahé

Anse Machabée, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Shade
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Machabée is a small, oft-deserted beach in the north of Mahé. Often overlooked by tourists and locals, Anse Machabée nonetheless offers a stunning, peaceful bay that offers plenty of variety, including beautiful sand, as well as swimming and snorkelling possibilities.

Anse Parnel · Mahé

Anse Parnel, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Parnel is less famous than other beaches on Mahé but every bit as charming and beautiful. With gorgeous white sand and stunning clear water, Anse Parnel offers plenty to keep the Seychelles holidaymaker occupied.

Anse Royale · Mahé

Anse Royale, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Royale is one of Mahé’s most popular beaches thanks to its wide variety of activities, beautiful scenery, and proximity to a number of different hotels and guesthouses. Located in the south-east of Mahé, it could even be described as the Beau Vallon of the south, due to its excellent range of activities and facilities.

Anse Takamaka · Mahé

Anse Takamaka, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Takamaka is a beautiful, picturesque bay in the south-west of Mahé. Here, visitors can enjoy pristine sand and incredible turquoise water, as well as the stunning takamaka trees that give the beach its name. Finally, Anse Takamaka is a snorkelling paradise.

Baie Lazare · Mahé

Baie Lazare, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Baie Lazare is well-known thanks to its name, which it shares with French explorer Lazare Picault, who is credited with claiming the island for France in 1742. These days, it offers beautiful scenery and a vision of colour for the Seychelles holidaymaker.

Beau Vallon · Mahé

Beau Vallon, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Beau Vallon is perhaps the most famous beach in the Seychelles, well-known throughout the country by locals and tourists alike thanks to its beautiful atmosphere, extensive facilities, stunning sandy surface, and proximity to some of the Seychelles’ best-loved accommodations.

Carana Beach · Mahé

Carana Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Carana Beach can be found in the north of Mahé. This small, oft-deserted bay possesses incredibly beautiful scenery, including lush vegetation, crystal-clear water, and perfect white sand. Beyond its looks, the beach doesn’t offer too much, but its picturesque air makes it well-worth a visit.

Grand Anse · Mahé

Grand Anse, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Grand Anse on Mahé is one of the island’s longest beaches, and certainly the longest stretch of sand on Mahé's western coast. The beautiful beach scenery contrasts nicely with the surrounding mountainous landscape, making for a truly spectacular location. The nearby Avani Barbarons Resort offers restaurants and much more.

Anse Nord d'Est · Mahé

Anse Nord d'Est, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Nord d'Est is best described as a collection of small beaches spread across two kilometres of coastline on Mahé. The water here is deeper than many other places on the island, and the sea is choppy due to the lack of offshore coral reef. This makes it a good beach for surfers, although it is still suitable for strong swimmers.

Port Launay North Beach · Mahé

Port Launay North Beach, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

North Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is located close to one of Mahé’s most popular resorts, the Constance Ephelia. Thanks to this, it is very popular with guests of the resort, but anyone can find something to keep them busy here thanks to the incredible beauty of the bay, as well as multiple activities and good facilities.

Port Launay South Beach · Mahé

Port Launay South Beach, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

South Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is less popular than the beach on the other side of the park, but still offers plenty to attract visitors from all over the island. The unique views of smaller offshore islands, as well as the calm, shallow water and the pristine sandy surface of the beach make South Beach every bit as appealing as its cousin.

Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach) · Mahé

Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach), Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video

Fairyland Beach is located at one end of the larger Anse Royale bay, and shares many characteristics with its neighbour. The shallow, calm water here is protected by an offshore coral reef, so the waves are almost always small. Easy-access, beautiful scenery, and excellent snorkelling conditions round off the beach nicely.

Sunset Beach · Mahé

Sunset Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Sunset Beach is a small yet popular beach, located in the north-west of Mahé, close to the Sunset Beach Hotel. With picturesque scenery, crystal-clear water, and nearby shops and restaurants, there are a number of reasons to take a trip to Sunset Beach during your stay on Mahé.

Tusculum Beach · Mahé

Tusculum Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Tusculum Beach is a small, beautiful beach in the north-west of Mahé, about 1.5km north of Beau Vallon. With nearby shops and accommodation, easy-access thanks to proximity to the main road, and beautiful scenery, there is much to like about this small beach, making a trip well worthwhile.

Glacis Beach · Mahé

Glacis Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Glacis Beach is more two beaches than one, with the two distinct sections separated from each other by rocky formations. The water here is deeper than elsewhere, but still safe for swimming and snorkelling. There is also an excellent view of Beau Vallon and Silhouette Island from the beach.

Anse Barbarons · Mahé

Anse Barbarons, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Barbarons is a beautiful bay on the west coast of Mahé, located in front of the AVANI resort. Great for families at low tide and for swimming at high tide, the beach offers something for everyone, making it well worth a visit for patrons of the hotel, and certainly worth consideration for anyone staying in the west of Mahé.

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