Beaches in Mauritius

Beaches in Mauritius

There are a whole host of fantastic beaches in Mauritius. Lagoons of warm turquoise water and endless soft white sand.  Beaches in Mauritius are a real paradise for those who just want to relax and enjoy the sea or just soak up the suns rays. Below is a list of Mauritius’s finest public beaches.

Grand Baie
One of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, backed by an area of tall Casuarina trees. The bay is full of fishing boats meaning it is not the best beach for a swim, but lovely for catching that tan. The water is probably not as clear as other beaches in Mauritius. Close to the fish market and the Indian food stalls at one end of the beach  is where you will find the local fishermen unloading their day’s catch. There is a small grassy area with a couple of benches where you can sit in the sun and relax.

Pereybere
This wonderful small cove is half-way between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux, it is one of the finest bathing spots on the island. Less than a 5 minute bus ride away from the centre of Grand Baie, or a 30 minute walk if you prefer. It does get fairly busy here. There are sunbeds and umbrellas which you can hire.  Tourists playing ball games or floating on inflatables and a variety of water sports are available. The sea here is calm and clean, with a swimming area marked out by buoys, making it safe for children. There are a few small palm trees on the beach, and it is backed by a shaded wood area, which contains benches, food kiosks and small cafes.

Belle Mare
Miles and miles of white and spotless beaches from Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce. Located on the southeast side of the island and is very easily accessible, as a result of this, it can get a little crowded at weekends. However during the week, you may have this amazing beach almost all to yourself. One of the longest, if not the longest beach in Mauritius. The beach starts at Belle Mare village and stretches all the way south untill the village of Trou dÈau Douce. The beach is also famous for its unique combination of colours. The deep blue lagoon ends and changes to turquoise crystal clear water in the beach area and ends up in a white clean beach which is bordered to lush green grassland covered by lush trees and plants. Belle Mare Beach is truly one of the most beautiful beaches you can lay your eyes on.

Blue Bay
Blue Bay beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in the South-East of Mauritius. It is an ideal spot for windsurfing and sailing. This protected marine park has the island’s best underwater scenery close to shore. Take a glass bottom boat trips and organised snorkelling excursions leave from the jetty, although you can launch yourself over breath-taking coral from the coastguard’s office.

Tamarin 
Offer kilometres of beaches for bathing and are very popular for surfing. Located at the bay of Tamarin between Flic en Flac and the village of Black River. The sight of the Tamarin beach with Tamarin Bay and the Black River mountain range in the background is very impressive and makes the visit to Tamarin beach worthwhile. The sea in this area is clear from corals, stones and sea urchins. The Tamarin river cuts the beach in two parts. You can pass from one to the other by crossing the river on foot. Tamarin bay has no coral reef protecting it, this is why when the sea if rough outside the reef, the bay may be little rough and you should be aware of strong currents. Also, due to the lack of coral reef protecting the bay on many occasions you will see waves reaching all the way to the beach. This makes Tamarin Bay a great beach for swimming (in the shallow water) and for surfing and enjoying the medium height (about 1m) waves.

 

Le Morne
Another of the beaches in Mauritius that is great for bathing and surfing. Located on the south west tip of Mauritius. The beaches of Le Morne are located on the west part of the Le Morne peninsula on the foot of the Le Morne Brabant. Particularly popular for windsurfing and kite-surfers. The perfect wind conditions almost all year round makes this beach one of the top kite and windsurfing destinations in the world. Swimming here is possible, however you should be aware of all the surfers and kite-surfers in the water.

Flic en Flac
White beaches fringed with Filaos or Casuarina trees. Located on the west coast of Mauritius between the villages of Albion and Tamarin.  One of the longest beaches in Mauritius, the beach continues almost all the way to the village of Tamarin and is ideal for a great 1 hour walk. The beach is great for bathing, swimming, snorkeling and for spending a day relaxing. When entering the sea here be aware of the corals and especially of the sea urchins, which are very common in this area. The highlight of Flic en Flac is the beautiful sunset which fills the sky with colour. The sight of the sun disappearing in the sea with the remarkable scenery of the beach all around is quite breath-taking.

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