The Seychelles are known mainly for their exotic beaches. So much so, that it is likely that most of you have, unknowingly, seen some of them in movies and commercials - you know, the ones about certain drinks, snacks and shampoo. Tourism is still limited, which means that, with some effort, you can have one of those beaches (almost) to yourself! Obviously, the easily accessible beaches have more visitors, but even those are pretty empty.
A characteristic of most beaches are the transparent waters, the white sand, and the frame of granite boulders and lush green vegetation behind the beach. Once arrived on the beach, be careful not to spread out your towel right under a palmtree full of coconuts, because they have already done harm to people before. Also, you have to be careful about the tides, because the sea comes up considerably (and washes away everything in its way!). In general, be aware that even in the dry season, you may catch a lot of rain, which makes beaches a little less attractive.
Some of the most beautiful beaches we found on Mahé included Anse Major and Anse Soleil. The former can only be reached by foot or boat, and is located in a small bay with a small river running out to the sea. On Praslin, the famed Anse Lazio probably is one of the most crowded beaches in the Seychelles, although still quiet to many other standards. On La Digue, however, beautiful beaches can be found all around the island, of which probably Anse Patates, Anse Coco and Anse Source d'Argent are the most beautiful, all in their own way.
Personal travel impressions both in words and images from Seychelles beaches (). Clicking on the pictures enlarges them and enables you to send the picture as a free e-card or download it for personal use, for instance, on your weblog. Or click on the map above to visit more places close to Seychelles beaches.
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