Seychelles is a group of 115 islands where you will find the most transparent and turquoise water, gorgeous beaches and huge granite boulders. While some of the beaches are easy to access, others are quite challenging to reach, requiring some hiking or climbing. Here is my top 7 secluded beaches in Seychelles!
ANSE CAPUCINS, MAHÉ ISLAND
Not many tourists know about this place: a wild and spotless beach at the end of a 45-minute hike from Anse Marie-Louise through caves and lush forest.
Leave your car at Chalet d’ Anse Forbans and follow the shore until you reach a house. From here take the small path down to Anse Capucins. The other route leads to Anse Petite Boileau, but it takes too long and you might get lost so I wouldn’t recommend it. ( Read down below on how to reach Anse Petite Boileau – the smooth way) You can stop along the trail to swim or sunbath or keep going till you reach Anse Capucins. For sure you’ll have the place only to yourselves. The currents can be rough sometimes so take good care while swimming.
Anse Capucins holds the second place in my top 7 secluded beaches in Seychelles.
Coordinates: 4°47’42.7″S 55°32’08.1″E
ANSE PETIT BOILEAU, MAHÉ ISLAND
A hidden gem in the very south of MAHÉ, this incredible beach can only be accessed by foot or by boat. You can reach the beach eighter from Anse Capucins (the heaviest way) eighter from Petite Police (the most accessible way and the way we did it).
We heard about this place from the locals, only by mistake. It seems like a former president whished for him and his family a private road to access this beach. So a road was made, protected by two gates at any times so that none could pass. Now everything is abandoned, and the mother nature takes her tribute by covering everything with thick vegetation.
Coordinates: 4°48’05.8″S 55°31’45.0″E
You’ll have to park the car near Petite Police beach (see foto), turn left and follow the road. The trail is rough, unmarked and goes through a lush but beautiful forest. The hike takes around 60 minutes. It might get scary or creepy as you’ll find all by yourselves surrounded by thick vegetation but be chill and enjoy the sounds, the nature and the hike. The road takes you straight to the beach so no worries that you will get lost.
Once you get to the beach, you will realize it was all worth it as you will be rewarded with: a virgin beach, unspoiled sand and turquoise water or even some sea turtle tracks. The currents are sometimes rough, so be vigilant. We were lucky enough as the sea was calm and we could swim all day long. We loved this beach so much and we would like to come back someday!
ANSE CAIMAN, LA DIGUE ISLAND
Anse Caiman is the only beach on La Dique, accessible on foot, where you can be entirely on your own. You can reach it eighter from Anse Cocos eighter from Anse Fourmis. The easiest way is from Anse Fourmis, where the road ends, so once you get there, leave your bike and prepare for some climbing. While many of the tourists try and only a few succeed to get there by hiking through the dense forest, I wouldn’t recommend it. There are no directions, the forest is thick, the path is slippery, and you can easily get lost.
I would suggest going the easy way: climbing the rocks in the first part and then going through the water. Just be vigilant as the rocks can be wet. Once there you will discover a tranquil beach, perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling and taking photos. Behind the beach, there are the ruins of an old house and a seawater basin.
Coordinates: 4°21’41.3″S 55°51’10.5″E
ANSE MARRON, LA DIGUE ISLAND
Anse Marron is a wild and gorgeous beach, in the south of the La Digue island. The beach is not easy to find, the hike through the jungle might be tricky, the rocks are sometimes slippery, but the effort of discovering it is well worth: golden sand, stunning granite rocks, pristine blue water and no one around.
The beach became very popular nowadays, so the path is well beaten and evident. The scenic way is coming from Grand Anse. The beach has a small salted pool protected by huge boulders which makes the perfect spot for taking great and unique photos. Beyond the small pool, the water gets deep instantly, so be careful when swimming. If you are not confident enough to walk on your own or finding the safe route, hire a tour guide to take you there.
Coordinates: 4°22’58.6″S 55°50’18.1″E
ANSE BONNET CARRÉ, LA DIGUE ISLAND
A remote and very isolated beach in the south of the island, accessible only on foot via the sea at low tide from Anse Source d’Argent. Be vigilant as the rocks can be slippery and wet.
Anse Bonnet Carré is about 1.5 km south of the L’Union Estate entrance so if you want to see more than the famous Anse Source d’Argent, head to Anse Bonnet Carré. The area is hardly hit by tourists so if you’re lucky you can encounter sea turtles nesting during the breeding season. This beach is also an excellent place for snorkelling, the water is shallow but be aware sometimes powerful currents occur.
ANSE MAJOR, MAHÉ ISLAND
Anse Major is a must especially if you are staying in Beau Vallon and you enjoy hiking. You can take the bus 21 until Ben Ombre station, or you can leave your car at the end of the Ben Ombre road and walk from there to Anse Major. The hike takes around one hour and is relatively easy since you walk straight, and you can’t get lost, but it will be hot. The gorgeous path takes you to a beautiful, empty beach. The views are spectacular, and the water is crystal clear but be aware the waves cand be huge sometimes.
Coordinates: 4°37’35.2″S 55°23’07.5″E
CAP TERNAY & BAIE TERNAY BEACH, MAHÉ ISLAND
Cap Ternay is the furthest you could reach along the west coast road in Mahé. Although it’s easy to reach and no hiking or climbing is requested, Cap Ternay is almost empty all the times.
Coordinates: 4°38’30.9″S 55°22’48.6″E
Leave the car before the gates and make your way to the beach. It will take no more than 5 minutes. You’ll pass some buildings on your left-hand side with people leaving there. Then you’ll pass some abandoned buildings as here was the Seychelles Youth Village. You can imagine how the kids lived here, how their life used to be.
Once there enjoy a perfect day at the beach: plenty of shadow, calm and shallow water. This beach is an ideal spot for families with children: plenty of shadow, calm and shallow water. We even saw a police guy there, as we’ve seen on other beaches in Seychelles.
- All beaches are accessible from the water so you can easily find a Taxi Boat to take you to those places. But where’s the fun?
- Be sure to pack plenty of water and food as there are no amenities on any of these beaches.
- Use insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat for sun and sunglasses.
- Wear trekking shoes or similar and forget the flip flops as the rocks are slippery most of the time.
- Use GPS coordinates on google maps if possible so you won’t get lost.
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