The Beach Guide

Top 25+ Seychelles Beaches

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If the Seychelles is known for anything then it’s most certainly the breathtaking sandy beaches that are found on any one of its 115 islands. The main islands are Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Fregate and North Island are home to the most notable and visited beaches.

Every island in the Seychelles is ringed with white coral sands, lapped by the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and blessed to be backed by lush green hills. Much of the Seychelles also contains protected sanctuaries to preserve the wonderful array of flora and fauna.

  • Anse Source d'Argent // La Digue

    Anse Source d'Argent
    © Iakov Kalinin / 123RF

    Located in the North of La Digue island is Anse Source d'Argent beach, a little slice of tropical paradise.

    Powdery white sand is offset by towering granite boulders worn smooth by the passage of time. Palm trees sway gently in the breeze and the water is clear and blue.

    Protected by an offshore coral reef the sea here is always calm making it ideal for… read more »

  • Anse Lazio // Praslin

    Anse Lazio
    Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

    Anse Lazio in the Seychelles is the archetypal tropical beach that sets the standard for all others. 

    Set in Chevalier Bay on the north western tip of Praslin island, Anse Lazio is a broad swathe of soft white sand flanked by granite boulders at each end and a thick fringing of palm and takamaka trees behind. The inviting clear blue water is perfect for swimming and… read more »

  • Anse Intendance // Mahe

    Anse Intendance
    © Igor Chaikovsky

    Anse Intendance is the best known of Mahé's beaches and probably for good reason. Set in a bay backed by lush tropical vegetation, this half mile stretch of white coral sand really does have a feel of paradise about it. 

    Whilst the beach feels very much unspoilt a look behind the coconut palms will reveal some of the Seychelles most exclusive accommodation including the Banyan Tree… read more »

  • Anse Georgette // Praslin

    Anse Georgette
    Didi0032

    Beautifully positioned in a secluded cove on the north western tip of Praslin is the beach of Anse Georgette. A heaven for sunseekers with soft white coral sands backed by tropical palm forest complete with tropical birds nesting in the trees. 

    Given this is the Seychelles it is pretty difficult to choose any one particular beach as being better. However, Anse Georgette does seem to have… read more »

  • Anse Major // Mahe

    Anse Major
    Njohn5188

    Once you get to Anse Major, it is a beautiful secluded beach with everything you would expect from a Seychellois beach; white sands and turquoise waters, surrounded by palm trees and other lush green vegetation. The waters can be a little choppy, but they are refreshing and welcoming, especially after you have braved the hike to the beach.

    Probably the best way to arrive at… read more »

  • Anse Takamaka // Mahe

    Anse Takamaka
    Jean-Marie Hullot

    Anse Takamaka gets its name from the rich green takamaka trees that form a backdrop to this smooth white sand beach. One of the best beaches on Mahe Island, this beach is not to be confused with the other Takamaka beach on neighbouring Praslin Island. The beach here is slopes gently into the clear shallow waters of the Indian Ocean and is generally safe to… read more »

  • Petite Anse // Mahe

    Petite Anse
    Fabio Achilli

    Petite Anse is a peaceful bay that allows for relaxing in the sun and swimming in crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. You will see time-worn granite boulders jutting out of the water, and the beach is surrounded by a beautiful verdant tropical forest. The sand here is powder soft and white - this is somewhere enjoy taking a break from the world on this… read more »

  • Anse Beau Vallon // Mahe

    Anse Beau Vallon
    Jean-Marie Hullot

    Anse Beau Vallon is one of the most popular beaches in Mahe and it isn't difficult to see why. The beach is a long crescent of sand backed by by shady palm trees and takamaka trees. The sand on the beach is near pure white and smooth, and there are boulders dotted throughout the beautiful landscape. The waters are a clear turquoise blue, bordering on… read more »

  • Anse Volbert // Praslin

    Anse Volbert
    Daria

    Anse Volbert Beach is the most popular beach on Praslin, and for good reason. This is yet another Seychellois archetypal tropical gem; the sand is pure white, the water is clear and turquoise, and the backdrop of palm trees provides plenty of shade and completes the paradise feel.

    But Anse Volbert has more to offer than just relaxing in these idylic surroundings. This is pretty much… read more »

  • Grande Anse // La Digue

    Grande Anse
    dronepicr

    Grande Anse is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Seychelles island of La Digue. Not to be confused with Grande l'Anse beach, it is also a beautiful stretch of powder white sand bookmarked by headlands of large granite boulders, and the waters are the same stunning turquoise blue. There are not many visitors here as it is on the quieter southwest coast,… read more »

  • Anse Forbans // Mahe

    Anse Forbans
    Marco Zanferrari

    Anse Forbans is located on the quieter southeast coast of Mahe. It is a wide bay with shallow, clear, calm waters that form a lagoon between the coral reef off the shore. The oversized granite boulders on the shore make this beach feel secluded and private, and it is generally safe for swimming.

    You can snorkel in the pristine turquoise waters of Anse Forbans, but there… read more »

  • Anse Soleil // Mahe

    Anse Soleil
    Jean-Marie Hullot
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  • Port Launay // Mahe

    Port Launay
    Marco Verch
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  • Grand Anse // Mahe

    Grand Anse
    Njohn5188
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  • Anse Takamaka // Praslin

    Anse Takamaka
    Fabio Achilli
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