La Preneuse Beach

La Preneuse Beach - Mauritius
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Situated on the western side of Mauritius, La Preneuse Beach offers a phenomenal rainbow of colours come sun set. It sits on the coast of the village of Black River, in the Rivière Noire district.

At low tide La Preneuse Beach consists of around one kilometre of white sand. During these times a sand bank appears, which can be reached by wading through the warm waters. However, at high tide, much of the beach is temporarily lost.

Named after French frigate ship, La Preneuse Beach is home to historic cannon and the best-preserved Martello Tower on the island. Sadly, La Preneuse Beach is one of the only beaches on Mauritius without a live coral reef, though this doesn’t stop it becoming quite crowded on the weekends.

Nearest town/city

Grande Rivière Noire


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