Anse Kerlan Beach
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 various formations that contrast with the turquoise waters and the white sand.
Anse Kerlan doesn’t have protective offshore coral reefs, as a result the water here is deeper and the waves can be quite powerful along with strong currents, so this is not a place for children to swim. The waves also cause some erosion so large boulders have been placed to form breakwaters protecting the coast. This does make the beach look slightly less pristine and might spoil your game of Robinson Crusoe but overall the scenery is still pretty stunning.
Hidden behind the beach there are quite a few places to stay. And a little further back you will find a few restaurants and even a shop, but this is pretty much the only concession to development. You will find that the beach is pretty empty most of the time, so you can really enjoy the beauty of this spot without a lot of distractions.
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