Anse Cocos Beach
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 because there are palm trees all around. The sea is calm except when the Trade Winds blow, during which time the waves can become quite large and swimming is not safe.
It requires a little more effort to get to this beach so it is rarely crowded, and you will have no trouble finding a spot that is all yours. The turquoise water is crystal clear, and the lush green landscape behind you is everything you could ask from a tropical idyll.
Anse Cocos was one of the first settlements on La Digue, and just off the beach there are the abandoned buildings of these long ago settlers. The relics of the past combined with the beautiful scenery makes this a favorite spot for photographers. This spot should definitely be on your list if you are visiting nearby.
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