Our beaches are as unique and individual as our people. Some of our beaches are remote and not frequented by many so go ahead, find the beach that ticks all the right boxes and stake your claim! Wherever you settle, the azzure waters will be warm and welcoming, watch out for some beaches at the south of the island however as there are powerful currents.
Anse Source d'Argent is reputed to be the most photographed beach in the world. With its soft white sand, clear turquoise water and huge granite boulders sculptured by the elements and time itself, it is not difficult to see why photographers and film makers still love to come here. The sea is sheltered by the reef, and is very calm and shallow, with only sand underfoot which makes it safe for children.
When walking along the famous Anse Source d'Argent, continue across the small river until you reach anse Pierrot. This beach is slightly narrower than Anse Source d'Argent and its rock are less photogenic, but it has the same shallow warm waters and the advantage of privacy. Anse Severe is a quiet spot, well suited for sunbathing and swimming. It is the first beach that you will come to along the road if you turn left from the jetty. There are two small hotels along its shore, but the beach is never busy.
On the northern most tip of La Digue, Anse Patates is close to Patatran Village and borders the longer beach of Anse Gaulettes. Blessed with soft white sand and calm seas, it is well suited for both swimming and snorkelling. This pretty bay on the eastern coast of La Digue is only accessible by foot, either by taking a path from Grand Anse or in the other direction from Anse Fourmis. Because of its more sheltered aspect, this beach, unlike its neighbouring bays of Grand and Petit Anse, is safe for swimmers, but there are still some strong currents, so care does need to be taken. A large beach for one named petit! This is the sister beach to Grand Anse and can be reached by walking across the rocks from Grand Anse, following the footpath. Swimming here is also as dangerous, but it is a secluded beach for sunbathing or picnicking. The sea here is good for swimming and for snorkelling. A picturesque beach with huge waves and surrounded by large granite rocks, the sea is unfortunately not for swimming, and there are signs on the seashore warning of the dangers of swimming here. Although the sea may look inviting there is an extremely strong undertow, so do not be tempted.