Beach "Anse aux Pins"Mahé
Nearby attractions such as a 9-hole golf course and the Domaine de Val des Près craft village ensure that Anse aux Pins and its surrounding area have plenty to offer the Seychelles holidaymaker.
- 1100m x 15m - not many visitors
- Shallow water - seaweed June to September
- Normal tide - small waves
- Unique, shallow-watered beach on Mahé
- Swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing and kitesurfing possible
At a Glance:
- A unique beach with extremely shallow water. Sometimes you can even walk to the reef at low tide.
- Easy-access thanks to the nearby bus stop and road.
- Many shops nearby, as well as some accommodations and restaurants.
- Shade provides protection from the sun.
- There is a 9-hole golf course in proximity to the beach - a rarity in the Seychelles.
Anse aux Pins is a relatively long bay on Mahé’s east coast that looks out onto the open Indian Ocean. As with many Seychelles beaches, there is a coral reef that lies offshore, protecting the bay from the open ocean, ensuring calm, shallow water all along this stretch of coastline. In fact, the water is so shallow that it is sometimes possible to wade out to the coral reef at low tide. Getting to the beach is fairly simple thanks to the nearby bus stop. While it is possible to come by car, there is limited parking in direct proximity to the beach, but enough to make it worthwhile. Alternatively, the beach is located close to several shops, restaurants, and some accommodations, so guests of these hotels can simply walk to Anse aux Pins. The beach itself doesn’t possess a wealth of different activities to offer, but the surrounding area does. Anse aux Pins is the location of one of the Seychelles’ few golf courses, a 9-hole course that is well worth a try for anyone wanting to work on their handicap. The beach is also close to the Domaine de Val des Près craft village, which is located along the bay, next to Anse aux Pin’s sister beach, Turtle Bay. For those who’d rather stay on the beach itself, Anse aux Pins offers shallow, safe water for bathing in, and is also suitable for snorkelling, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. While not the most exciting beach in the Seychelles, Anse aux Pins nevertheless offers many attractive features that make it worth a visit, especially when combined with some of the surrounding area, including Turtle Bay, the Seychelles golf club, and the nearby restaurants and bars.