10 Most Beautiful Beaches on La Digue, Seychelles (+ Map!)

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Are you looking for the best beaches on La Digue island in the Seychelles? This guide is here to help!

Are you planning your trip to the Seychelles last minute?

If youʻre booking your trip to the Seychelles last minute, I have you covered. Below are some of the top tours, hotels, and more!

🇸🇨 Top activities and tours in the Seychelles:

  1. Day trip from Mahe to La Digue and Praslin (top-rated day tour)
  2. Hike to Anse Marron on La Digue (most popular on the island)
  3. Customizable private tour of Mahe island (I did this!)
  4. Day trip to Moyenne from Mahe (with snorkeling)

🛌🏻 Places I stayed in the Seychelles:

  1. Chalets Anse Reunion (my lodging on La Digue)
  2. Oceanic View Apartments (my lodging in Beau Vallon on Mahe)
  3. Chez Bea Luxury Villa (my lodging on Praslin)

🚗 Visiting the Seychelles independently? Be sure to book your rental car ahead of time to ensure availability!

These La Digue beaches are scattered throughout the entire island, and every single one is worth visiting (I mean, what Seychelles beach isn’t?!).

Best beaches on La Digue
Best beaches on La Digue

Did I miss any of the best La Digue beaches in this guide? Let me know your top picks in the comments. Thanks!

Best Beaches on La Digue (Seychelles)

1. Anse Source d’Argent

Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most famous beaches in the Seychelles (and also one of the most photographed in the world).

It’s located on the island’s west coast, under a 10-minute bike ride from La Digue town and around a 15-minute bike ride from La Passe (the main village on La Digue).

Anse Source d'argent is the most famous La Digue beach
Anse Source d’argent is the most famous La Digue beach

The first thing you’ll notice about Anse Source d’Argent is its breathtaking natural scenery, thanks to the area’s huge granite boulders, swaying palm trees, and dazzling white sands. 

The waters here are crystal-clear too, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling, although exploring on a glass-bottomed kayak is certainly a highlight. You can head on a tour with Crystal Water Kayaks.

Hanging out in my Crystal Water Kayak!
Hanging out in my Crystal Water Kayak!

If you take a tour with Crystal Water Kayaks, you will also get to go to Robinson Crusoe Beach (a secret beach on the island!). Its real name is Anse Pierrot.

Heading to another beach in my kayak
Heading to another beach in my kayak

To reach this beach, you’ll need to pass through L’Union Estate Plantation (one of La Digue’s most famous attractions), which means paying a fee. It’s 115 SCR (around $9) for the day so it’s very reasonable. 

2. Grand Anse 

Grand Anse is located on the island’s southeast coast and is the longest beach on La Digue.

Stretching for around 450 meters (around 500 yards), there’s plenty of room to relax, especially as this beach is less popular than Anse Source d’Argent.

Like many beaches in the Seychelles, Grand Anse boasts striking rock formations, turquoise waters, and golden sands. 

Grand Anse
Grand Anse

However, it’s dubbed the island’s ‘wild beach’ due to its strong offshore currents, high waves, and deep waters, so you’ll need to be very careful if heading out for a swim. 

Alternatively, there’s plenty of room to sunbathe (although shade is very limited), or you can head here to surf. 

There’s also a restaurant located along the beach, as well as Grand Anse Beach Bar, where you can enjoy a fresh coconut or have a few cocktails while admiring the views.

3. Petite Anse 

Next up is Petite Anse, another of the best beaches on La Digue.

This beach is located along the trail from Grand Anse, so you can easily walk between the two. The trail is easy to follow, although it can be quite steep at times (not too bad, but there is a little scrambling on rocks!). 

Like many of the island’s beaches, Petite Anse is jaw-droppingly beautiful. It’s also much quieter than its sister beach, making it an excellent sunbathing destination.

Petite Anse
Petite Anse

Unfortunately, there is a lack of shade here, but if you position yourself near the boulders, you should be just fine (depending on the sun’s position in the sky).

Some vendors will also set up palm-frond shelters for you to use.

As with Grand Anse, you’ll need to be very cautious swimming here, as the riptides are strong and the waves can be pretty high. 

4. Anse Cocos (My Favorite Beach on La Digue!)

If you’re looking for the best beaches on La Digue, I couldn’t leave Anse Cocos off this guide! Especially because it is my favorite.

Located on the island’s east coast, this beach boasts crystal-clear waters, golden-white sands, and impressive boulders.

Anse Cocos from my drone
Anse Cocos from my drone

Unlike other beaches in the Seychelles, Anse Cocos is a great swimming spot, as there are shallow natural pools found here.

The surrounding granite boulders shelter these pools, making them a great snorkeling location, as you can see various fish with the naked eye.

Anse Cocos
Anse Cocos

Along these shores, you’ll find Coco Bar. Not only does this beach bar boast a breathtaking setting, but it’s also known for its variety of refreshing drinks, including smoothies, fruit juices, and cocktails. Coco Bar is a fantastic spot to grab lunch too!

You can hike from Grand Anse or Anse Fourmis to reach this beach.

5. Anse Marron

Anse Marron is one of the lesser-known beaches on La Digue Island. Stretching for 100 meters (about 320 feet), this beach is very remote and attracts few visitors, which is part of its charm.

Anse Marron can only be accessed on a challenging hike, which isn’t suitable for children, so it’s not one of the island’s family-friendly beaches.

Anse Marron
Anse Marron

It can also be tough to find with even experienced hikers getting lost, so you must visit with a local guide. 

Those who do make the journey will be thoroughly rewarded. Anse Marron offers the perfect relaxing getaway, with few tourists, no amenities, and an undeniable beauty, with its crystal-clear waters and huge boulders.

Thanks to the beach’s saltwater pools, it’s also a great location for paddling and swimming, although you’ll want to avoid the open ocean due to strong currents.

6. Anse Réunion

If you’re after a central location, then Anse Réunion may just be the beach for you! Situated between La Digue port and Anse Source D’Argent, it’s easily accessible and is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and shops. 

Thanks to the variety of amenities, Anse Réunion is one of La Digue’s more family-friendly beaches. It also boasts calm, shallow waters and small waves, making it an excellent spot for swimming and sunbathing.

Anse Réunion
Anse Réunion

As Anse Réunion is so central, it’s a perfect spot to take in the sunset before heading to one of the nearby restaurants (Le Repaire Restaurant is a top pick).

For those who want to stay nearby, Le Nautique Waterfront Hotel La Digue offers the perfect base.

It has excellent facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant, and bar, as well as sea-view rooms.

7. Anse Fourmis

Anse Fourmis is located on La Digue’s east coast, under a 15-minute bike ride from La Passe. You’ll find this beach in between Anse Banane and Anse Caiman, and it’s easily accessible. Despite this, it offers a peaceful vibe. 

Anse Fourmis is a popular sunbathing location, as its long sandy shores offer plenty of room.

Anse Fourmis
Anse Fourmis

Thanks to the surrounding Takamaka trees, there’s shade too, so you’ll have no problem escaping the sun for a while when the heat gets too much. 

You’ll just need to be aware of the tides while at Anse Fourmis. At high tide, there’s limited sunbathing room as the water rises, and you can encounter strong currents. I’d suggest only heading into the ocean at low tide!

Just a 5-minute walk away, you’ll find Chez Jules Restaurant, a popular eatery.

8. Anse Severe

Anse Severe is another of the best beaches on La Digue! This beach is around a 15-minute walk from La Passe (the main village) and is also located near Anse Patates, so is in a great location. 

A highlight of visiting Anse Severe has to be the two beach bars found here: Bikini Bottom and Karim’s Fruit Bar.

Anse Severe
Anse Severe

Both of these offer delicious smoothies, cocktails, and fruit juices, which are best enjoyed while watching the sunset. 

Thanks to the beach’s crystal-clear waters, it’s also a fantastic snorkeling location. If you’re lucky, you may even spot turtles alongside the various tropical fish species. 

If you’re looking to base yourself in this area, check out Anse Severe Beach Villas. Here, you can stay in charming beachfront villas that sleep two people – perfect for a romantic getaway! 

9. Anse Caiman

If you’re looking for a remote beach, Anse Caiman is the perfect destination.

Found along the east coast, this beach attracts very few visitors as it’s extremely difficult to reach (it requires a hike!). As such, you’ll want to visit with a guide who knows the local area. 

Caiman Trail
Caiman Trail sign

Although swimming in the open sea isn’t recommended due to the high waves and currents, there are natural pools where you can relax and snorkel.

While here, you can enjoy a drink at Caiman Beach Bar. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a fresh coconut, a cocktail, or fresh fruit juice, this place has something for everyone.

Anse Caiman
Anse Caiman

It’s also a great spot to grab lunch, with a variety of dishes on offer. 

Anse Caiman is divided into two main sections, with the northern section only being accessible at low tide. 

10. Anse Patates

Finally, we have Anse Patates (which is also listed as Anse Pate Beach on Google Maps).

This beach is one of the most picturesque destinations on La Digue, with its large boulders, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters. 

Anse Patates
Anse Patates

Anse Patates is only small, but that’s not an issue as it gets few visitors. This makes it the perfect place to kick back and relax, especially as you can spot dolphins swimming past from the beach.

Swimming and snorkeling are relatively safe if you stay close to the shore, but avoid heading too far out, as the water here gets deep very quickly. Patatran Village Hotel is a great option for those looking to stay nearby.

Situated along the beachfront, this hotel boasts breathtaking sea views, an on-site restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a BBQ, among other facilities.

La Digue Beaches: On a Map!

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