The Top 12 Beaches in the Seychelles

Anse Source d'Argent - beach on island in Seychelles

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The Seychelles archipelago is made up of 115 islands that offer sparkling blue waters and unspoiled beaches for all to enjoy. There is plenty to do on the stunning atolls that make up this extraordinary tropical oasis, from water sports to nature reserves. Use this list to assist you with choosing from the best of the best beaches in what is coined the land of perpetual summer.

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Anse Source d’Argent

Anse Source d'Argent - beach on island in Seychelles

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Address
Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue Island Lodge, L'Union Estate, Seychelles

Anse Source d’Argent, situated on the famed La Digue island, is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Home to one of the most prolific beach settings it offers crystal blue waters perfect for snorkeling and picture-perfect scenery with the commanding granite boulders spread across the beach. You've likely seen Anse Source d'Argent in the films "Crusoe" and "Cast Away," among others.

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Anse Cocos Beach

Granitie rocks on the famous beach of Anse Cocos

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Address
JVM2+F6Q, La Digue, Seychelles

Also located on the East coast of La Digue island, Anse Cocos Beach offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a bit of isolation and additional snorkeling in its calm, shallow waters. It should be noted that in order to get to the secluded beach it's necessary to do a bit of hiking, around a 30-minute walk to be exact. It also offers views of big granite slabs and crystal clear waters, making it well worth the hike.

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Anse Lazio

Rocky shore, Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles

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Address
Anse Lazio, Seychelles

The exquisite Anse Lazio beach is positioned on Praslin island—the second-largest of the Seychelles Islands. You can reach it easily by car or bus which means that Anse Lazio attracts both tourists and locals. However, the beach still offers loads of seclusion for relaxing on its white sandy beach. It is located between two granite boulders, offering a stunning backdrop for lounging. There is also an array of beautiful underwater views of rich coral, perfect for snorkelers to revel in.

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Beau Vallon

beau vallon beach sundowner, mahe, seychelles

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Address
Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles

Beau Vallon is the longest beach on the northern tip of Mahe island and it's one of the most popular with a massive offering of eateries, guest houses, and water sports to enjoy. While this beautiful beach doesn’t offer seclusion like many of the other famed beaches in the Seychelles, what it lacks in isolation it makes up for in liveliness. You'll find locals selling Creole delights, drinks, and live music playing nearby.

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Anse Georgette

Tropical beach Anse Georgette with typical granite rock formations and palm trees on Praslin island

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Address
PM4J+397, Grand Anse, Seychelles
Phone +7 916 603-69-44

Anse Georgette beach offers an incredible stretch of white sandy beach area along the northwest coast of Praslin Island. It's located on the ground of the five-star Constance Lemuria Resort so for visitors who are non-guests of the resort, it’s imperative to make plans ahead to visit the beach. You can coordinate admission through the resort or arrive by boat. Anse Georgette is another great option for snorkeling enthusiasts and those looking for picturesque backgrounds as the beautifully sculpted granite boulders surrounding the area provide some stunning scenery.

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Anse Louis

Anse Louis Beach, Mahe Island, Seychelles

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Address
West Coast Road Anse Louis, Seychelles

The private, tiny, hidden bay of Anse Louis may not be as popular as other beaches in the Seychelles but it definitely worth a visit for its stunning views. It is situated near Anse Boileau on the West coast of Mahe, which is the biggest island in the Seychelles. The water here is deeper than most other areas on the island, making it an ideal place for either swimming or surfing. A part of its coastline is shared by the ultra-private MAIA Luxury Spa and Resort, however, visitors are able to relish in full access to Anse Louis’ stretches of white sand beaches.

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Petite Anse

 Petite Anse, La Digue Island, Seychelles

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Address
Petite Anse, Seychelles

Petite Anse is a smaller north-facing beach on Mahe that offers one of the best views of the mainland’s lush peaks and coastline. Petite Anse is best known for being home to the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles resort which runs along the cove of the beach. However, as with other beaches throughout the Seychelles, Petite Anse is still available to the general public. The sparkling clear blue waters are prime for relaxing or enjoying a bite to eat from the famed resort.

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Anse Intendance

Crashing surf, Anse Intendance, Mahe, Seychelles

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Address
Anse Intendance, Seychelles

Lush, green Anse Intendance—situated on the southern coast of Mahe—is known for having one of the greenest backdrops throughout the whole island. While it’s a public beach, the famed Banyan Tree resort is also situated along the coastline of Anse Intendance and the five-star resort has some of the best stretches of sand. With its commanding waves, Anse Intendance is a surfer’s paradise, though the gorgeous palm trees, white sand, and granite boulders attract a variety of beachgoers.

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Honeymoon Beach

aerial view directly above amazing seychelles beach

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Address
North Island Ile du Nord North Island, Seychelles
Phone +248 4 293 100

Honeymoon Beach is one of the most exclusive, and thus secluded, beaches in the world. It is located on North Island, a high-end private island resort where a stay at one of 11 villas costs upwards of $5,000 a night. Being an esteemed guest at the resort is the only way one can gain access to the private beach where the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enjoyed escapes. The beach is the perfect location to experience views of the rocky Silhouette island, the third-largest of the Granitic Seychelles islands.

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Anse Volbert Beach

Tropical beach, Anse Volbert, Praslin island, Seychelles

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Address
Anse Volbert, Seychelles

Anse Volbert beach is the most popular beach on Praslin due to its unspoiled white sand, crystal clear blue waters, and the stunning backdrop of palm trees aligning it to offer loads of shade for relaxing. It’s also popular for offering a host of activities including scuba diving, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, and surfing. It offers calm, shallow waters making it a prime choice for swimming. Plenty of restaurants also adorn the beach making it a great escape for families and friends on holiday in the Seychelles. 

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Anse Major Beach

Anse Major beach

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Address
Anse Major, Seychelles

While Anse Major beach has major in its name, it is actually a small secluded getaway with white sandy beaches and turquoise-blue waters. The closest town to it is Victoria and the best way to get to Anse Major is by boat or adventurous travelers can get there by taking a two-hour hike to the beach. The charming beach offers views of granite rocks and a small lagoon is located behind the beach. There is plenty of marine life for snorkelers to view, but as Anse Major is pretty isolated, make sure to pack enough food and water.

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Grand Anse

Unique perspective of the famous Grand Anse, Seychelles

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Address
Grand Anse Beach, Seychelles

Situated on the Southwest coast, Grand Anse is one of the most stunning beaches on the island of La Digue. It is home to sparkling turquoise waters, powdery white sand, and huge granite boulders. The waters at Grand Anse can have pretty strong currents, making it one of the quieter beaches throughout the islands. For days where the currents are too strong for swimming, tourists can enjoy the gorgeous views over a bite to eat at one of the several restaurants located on the beach such as Village takeaway or Café des Arts.

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The Top 12 Beaches in the Seychelles