Beach "Grand Anse"

Mahé
Grand Anse, Mahé
Swimming
Surfing
Restaurant
Shade
Family-friendly
Parking
Bus stop
Video
Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The stunning contrast between the sand and sea of Grand Anse and the surrounding mountains and hills of the island’s interior make for a uniquely attractive location on Mahé.

Facts:

  • 1335m x 30m - not very busy
  • Relatively deep water - some seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - high waves
  • Long, sprawling beach on Mahé’s west coast
  • Good for swimming and surfing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful, wide bay on Mahé’s west coast.
  • The spectacular scenery includes incredible mountainous backgrounds and stunning turquoise water.
  • Great for families thanks to the enormous amount of space.
  • Good for swimming, but there are sometimes relatively strong currents, so be careful.
  • The nearby Avani Babarons Resort and Spa offers plenty of facilities for visitors to the beach.

Description:

Grand Anse, as you might expect, is one of the longest beaches on Mahé, and certainly the longest on its western coast. This sprawling bay is incredibly beautiful, with excellent sand and a gorgeous turquoise ocean. The backdrop, meanwhile, consists of Mahé’s imposing mountainous landscape, contrasting the flat, beautiful beach below. The water here is suitable for swimming and surfing, although visitors should be careful, as the current under the water can sometimes be quite strong, and the water is relatively deep compared to other Seychelles beaches. Getting to the beach is simple, as Grand Anse is located next to the coastal road on Mahé. This fact, combined with the parking availability and the bus service that passes the beach make it ideal for many Seychelles holidaymakers to get to with ease. There are also some accommodations nearby, including the large Avani Barbarons Resort and Spa, and Grand Anse can be reached easily on-foot from these hotels. The beach itself offers a lot of space for relaxation, sunbathing, family games, strolls along the sand, and much more besides. The water, as mentioned, can be deep, but is still suitable for confident swimmers and surfing. There is no coral reef here, so the waves are generally large by Seychelles standards, but don’t let that put you off a visit. Grand Anse is also the location of the entrance to the Chemin la Misère, a path that leads across to the other side of the island, as well as the BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station. All in all, as you might imagine, Grand Anse is a large, imposing beach with plenty of beauty and charm. As the longest, most open beach on Mahé’s west coast, it differs from other beaches in the region, giving it a different appeal to entice visitors in.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Chrisent Residence

Guesthouse · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 2 Reviews
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Distance: 2.11 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1800 m
2-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 115
Service: B

Belle Montagne Holiday

Apartment · Mahé · Anse Boileau
3.5 of 5 2 Reviews
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Distance: 2.38 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 200 m
1-Bedroom Apartment Ground Floor
For 2 people / night
€ 84
Service: B

Villa Salazie

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 3.31 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 6 - 12
Beach: 10300 m
6-Bedroom Villa
For 6 people / night
€ 3,936 - € 5,247
Service: B&B

Palm Royal Luxury Villas

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
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Distance: 3.89 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2 - 8
Beach: 3500 m
Villa King
For 2 people / night
€ 1,850
Service: FB

Villas de Jardin

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 304 Reviews
Distance: 3.99 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
1 bedroom Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 238 - € 300
Service: B

Effie's Mountain View Villas

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 4.45 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 4500 m
Colibri Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 115
Service: B

Auberge Chez Plume

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Boileau
4.0 of 5 104 Reviews
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Distance: 4.67 km
Rooms: 9
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 50 m
Twin Room
For 2 people / night
€ 174 - € 225
Service: B&B

L'Escale Resort, Marina & Spa

Resort · Mahé · Greater Victoria
5.0 of 5 6 Reviews
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Distance: 4.73 km
Rooms: 16
Pers.: 2
Beach: 9300 m
Classic Room Mountain View
For 2 people / night
€ 563 - € 800
Service: B&B

Coconut Climb

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 4.82 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 4 - 8
Beach: 6000 m
Petit Soeur Villa
For 4 people / night
€ 413
Service: B

Blue Hill

Guesthouse · Mahé · Greater Victoria
4.0 of 5 1 Reviews
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Distance: 4.89 km
Rooms: 15
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 5600 m
Budget Room
For 2 people / night
€ 99 - € 130
Service: B&B
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