Best 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.

The Best Seychellois Beaches...

  • 1. Anse Source d'Argent // La Digue

    Anse Source d'Argent
    © Iakov Kalinin / 123RF
    Great for:
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming

    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 swimming. This makes Anse Source… read more »

  • 2. 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 snorkelling. Often cited as one… read more »

  • 3. 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 beach.

    As the name suggests, Petite… read more »

  • 4. 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 Hotel and a clutch of… read more »

  • 5. Anse Georgette // Praslin

    Anse Georgette

    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 its crystal clear turquoise sea,… read more »

  • 6. Anse Major // Mahe

    Anse Major

    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 Anse Major is by boat,… read more »

  • 7. Anse Takamaka // Mahe

    Anse Takamaka
    Jean-Marie Hullot
    Great for:
    • Swimming

    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 swim in, although the currents… read more »

  • 8. 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 the luminous.

    This is a… read more »

  • 9. Anse Volbert // Praslin

    Anse Volbert
    Great for:
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • Kitesurfing

    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 the center of activity on… read more »

  • 10. Grande Anse // La Digue

    Grande Anse
    Great for:
    • Surfing

    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, and you need to take… read more »

  • 11. Anse Forbans // Mahe

    Anse Forbans
    Marco Zanferrari
    Great for:
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming

    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 are better snorkeling spots at… read more »

  • 12. Petite Anse Kerlan // Praslin

    Petite Anse Kerlan
    Fabio Achilli
    Great for:
    • Swimming

    This small beach of Petite Anse Kerlan has sweeping views over the turquoise waters towards a small offshore island, and the white sand is bookmarked by large boulders. Behind, shady palm and coconut trees stretch down to the beach.

    The water is calm and shallow, and it is almost always safe for everyone including children. Most of the beach-goers are guests from nearby resorts, so you will have company, but it… read more »

  • 13. Anse Kerlan // Praslin

    Anse Kerlan

    Along the northwest coast of Praslin is a beautiful slice of paradise. Anse Kerlan is an amazing beach with incredible views of Cousin and Cousine islands, and this west-facing beach also has phenomenal sunsets. This stretch of Seychelles coast has a somewhat wilder more remote feel and there are often fallen trees on the beach. The waves can be strong enough to take them down, and they are left in… read more »

  • 14. Anse Cocos // La Digue

    Anse Cocos
    Tobi 87
    Great for:
    • Swimming

    Anse Cocos is a beautiful location on La Digue, with its pale golden sandy beaches and a natural pool of crystal clear water. Formed by huge time-sculpted boulders, this pool is shallow at low tide and perfect for swimming. You will need to access the beach on foot, but there are a few easy paths, so it is not difficult to find.

    You will find plenty of shade on the beach… read more »

  • 15. Petite Anse // La Digue

    Petite Anse
    Great for:
    • Surfing

    This serene beach has crystal clear water, white sand and is set in a pristine landscape replete with palm trees and other tropical greenery. The reason for the name, Petite Anse (Little Cove), isn't entirely clear as it is possibly slightly bigger than neighbouring Grand Anse (Big Cove). That said this is quite a cosy spot so it is fortunate it is on the quiet southeast coast of the… read more »