Best Mauritius Beaches

The best beaches in Mauritius

All the beaches in Mauritius are heavenly, with white sand and pure turquoise water. Surrounded by a blue sea that shines like an emerald tide. Discover where the best beaches in Mauritius can be found.

The beaches in Mauritius are famous for their fine sand and the series of casuarinas. They are great and almost everywhere on the island.

The island’s coast is about 330 km long and there are large strips of sandy beach around the island. For those who want to enjoy the sea and the sun, the lagoons bordered by fine white sand are the epitome of paradise.

Surrounded by coral reefs, the large lagoons of crystal clear water are ideal for a variety of water sports. On many of these beaches, you are sure to find hotels and seaside resorts. Yet, it is important to know that all the beaches in Mauritius are public.

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Mauritius is the dream destination and enjoys a tropical climate all year round. It’s for a memorable sun holiday.

The tropical paradise will fascinate you with its sparkling crystal clear turquoise waters. Mauritius is so charming because of the contrast of colours, cultures, and tastes. It is an ideal location for a memorable holiday

At any time of the year, you can plan to come to Mauritius and you will ensure to have a comfortable time during your stay. Visiting Mauritius in summer, you are sure to enjoy the sun, and swimming temperatures

Temperatures are cooler most of the time between July and September. Swimming and bathing in the water can get a bit chilly.

Take extra care when visiting swimming beaches:

  • Few beaches are suitable for swimming, and some might be too deep for children. That is why, before entering the sea, be sure to keep track of all notice boards alert about entering the sea.
  • It’s useful to know that all the beaches of Mauritius are public. This is also applicable to the beaches of the hotel. As a result, hotel, resort, or private villa owners cannot prevent you from visiting the beach.
  • In Mauritius, nudism is not tolerated and there are no nudist beaches in Mauritius.
  • Extra caution must take while visiting swimming beaches. Few beaches are suitable for swimming, and some might be too deep for children. That is why, before entering the sea, be sure to keep track of all notice boards alert about entering the sea.

Beaches in North Mauritius

The North is popular for some of its water sports activities on its beaches. Sports activities such as water skiing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, and windsurfing.

In the evening, visitors can enjoy breathtaking sunset views. There is also a range of cool bars and restaurants scattered near the beach.

Popular beaches in Mauritius North are: Mont Choisy, Trou aux Biches, Péreybère, La Cuvette, Gran Bay.

List of beaches in Mauritius  North

  1. Grande Gaube
  2. Mont Choisy
  3. Cap Malheureux
  4. Trou aux Biches
  5. Péreybère
  6. Anse La Raie
  7. Bain Boeuf
  8. Calodyne
  9. La Cuvette
  10. Pointe Aux Canonniers
  11. Point Aux Piment
  12. Poudre D’or

Gran Baie

The Grand Baie is the most prominent beach on the island. The location is nice for swimming, windsurfing, and water skiing, and canoeing.

Grand Baie is the major seaside resort of Mauritius. It has an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, and specialist shops. It has a range of services such as big game fishing, sea trips to nearby islands, walking down the water, and more.

Grand Bay is a must-see attraction for visitors

La Cuvette - Grand Baie

The public beach of La Cuvette is very close to the middle of Grand Bay. The beach is near the Royal Palm hotel and is accessible from the centre of Grand Baie to Pereybere.

The beach is very small and private. The water is very calm and the beach is free of rocks and corals. It’s fun to stroll along the beach: from the coast to the middle of Grand Baie.


Situated along the coast road between Grand-Baie and Cap Malheureux. Pereybere is offering you a clear, deep sea. This is definitely the most popular beach for college students.

Pereybere Beach draws more tourists on school holidays and Sundays. It is one of the top locations on the island to swim because of its turquoise waters.

Mont Choisy

Mont Choisy is Mauritius’ largest and longest public beach in Mauritius. It stretches from Trou aux Biches to Club Med from Pointe aux Canonniers (towards Grand Baie).

Mont Choisy white strip of powdery sand for more than a kilometer and a half of curves along the turquoise sea. Tts trees welcome us in a little shade.

It’s a great family beach, and it’s a popular spot for a Mauritian family picnic on Sundays. It’s a lively atmosphere. During the week, the beach is less crowded and much quieter.

Beaches on the East Coast of Mauritius

The east is wilder and less developed, offering a natural spectacle of great beauty.

The pristine beaches of Palmar and Belle Mare stretch along the coast. Boarded on one side by the shadow of the casuarinas and on the other by the lagoon

Blue Bay, Belle Mare, Ile aux Cerfs are the most popular beaches in Mauritius’ eastern region.

Blue Bay / Pointe d’Esny

Long Beach (from Pointe d’Esny to Pointe Corps de Garde) with luminous sand and clear blue water. Ideal for sailing, surfing, and snorkelling.

It is the only beach closest to Mahebourg. This magnificent beach is sometimes very crowded on weekends.

Located in front of Ile aux Aigrettes, The Pointe d’Esny is a quiet beach. It is not far from Mahébourg and Blue Bay.

Although it can be windy in the winter. This location is ideal in the summer for enjoying the pleasures of bathing in the lagoon or lazing in the sun.

Belle Mare


White sand beach with a deep lagoon on the east coast. Tourism centre which extends to Trou d’Eau Douce.

Belle Mare beach considers being one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Belle Mare is very popular with Mauritians, who particularly appreciate its calm.

Ile Aux Cerfs


Small Paradise Island on the east coast. It is reachable by boat from Pointe Maurice (about 30 minutes by boat).

The island has an extraordinary panorama with its tall palm trees and clear waters. White sand and blue lagoons of different colours. Water sports and restaurants are available. On the island, it is possible to meet wild deer while walking in nature. Isle aux Cerfs is one of the most beautiful places in the Indian Ocean. Do not miss going there for a visit!.

List of Beaches at the East of Mauritius:

  1. Blue Bay
  2. Belle Mare
  3. Flacq
  4. L’île aux Cerfs
  5. La Pointe d’Esny
  6. Post-Lafayette
  7. Roche Noir

Beaches on the South Coast of Mauritius

The southern part of Mauritius is famous to be a more virgin area of the island offering wilderness.

The south of the island is also renowned for its great sea cliffs. It offers a great opportunity to take wonderful photos as you travel the tip of the island to the south.

There, breaches in the reef allow the open sea to touch land. It smashes its waves against the rocks and creates a steep and spectacular coast.

The explanation for the big waves is the breaks in the coral reef in the area, which cause the waves to reach the coast.

This makes the view of the south coast of Mauritius very exciting and scenic.

The beaches in the southern part of the island are not recommended for swimming. Usually, the area consists of quite high cliffs that fall straight into the sea most of the time.

The sea currents are very strong and can be dangerous. Due to the fact that the island is not protected by the reef in this area. The most popular beaches in the southern region of Mauritius are: St Félix, Rivière des Galets and Gris Gris.

Riviere des Galets Beach

It is between Souillac and Bel Ombre. The beach of Rivière des Galets is accessible by the coastal road to the east of Souillac. The beach of Riviere des Galets is a perfect place to enjoy a great view of the sea and the great waves on the shore.

Here you can smell the sea as you enjoy the breeze of the wind and a spectacular view of the southern mountain range.

The tiny island, Ilot Sancho, is a few minutes ‘ walks from the beach. The island is accessible on foot from the beach of the Rivière des Galets by crossing at this point, the shallow sea.

Ilot Sancho is very small, and in a few minutes, you can go around the entire island. It’s an enjoyable walk on the island, and you’ll have a fantastic view of the south coast. The Ilot Sancho Sea is not ideal for swimming.

St Félix Beach

Located in the far south of the island, between Belle Ombre and Souillac. St Félix considered the most beautiful beach in the south of Mauritius near the Morne peninsula.

The beach itself is beautiful, the sand is white, and the lagoon is turquoise blue. Swimming is not possible in St Félix due to strong sea currents and the plenty of corals scattered along the beach.

Gris Gris Beach

Located in the south of Mauritius, the beach of Gris-Gris is a few kilometres from the village of Souillac.

Gris Gris Beach provides a stunning view from the top of its cliffs. This part of the island is not covered by coral reefs, but you can see the large waves smashing against the cliff. In front of the beach, there is a small garden which suitable for resting and relaxing.

There’s a pathway from the garden that takes you to a small beach. Where you can see the sea view from a mile away. The most attractive thing about Gris Gris is the “Roche Qui Pleure” – (meaning crying rock).

Here the waves crash against the sides, giving the impression that the cliff is crying.

List of Beaches at the South of Mauritius:

  • Albion
  • Flic-En-Flac
  • The Taker
  • Le Morne Brabant
  • Pointe aux Sables
  • Tamarind

Beaches on Mauritius South Coast

West coast beaches are very popular for both tourists local Mauritian community. The most famous beaches in the western region of Mauritius are Flic en Flac, Tamarin, and Le Morne.


Situated on the western coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac beach. It is between the villages of Albion and Tamarin.

Flic en Flac (which means ‘Free and Flat Land’ in the Netherlands) is one of the longest beaches in Mauritius. The beach continues almost to the village of Tamarin and is suitable for a fun 1-hour hike along the beach.

The beach is great for fishing, swimming, snorkelling, and a fun day with family and friends.

Tamarin Beach

Tamarin Beach has been a gathering spot for surfers for some years.  They love this spot because the surf center is popular for beginners and experience one.

Another feature of Tamarin bay:

A group of dolphins appears to have settled there and is now the main attraction of the bay. To encourage you to swim with the dolphins, excursions are always in the morning.

The Morne Beaches

Situated on the southwestern tip of Mauritius, The peninsula of Morne. The beaches of Le Morne are on the western part of the peninsula at the foot of Le Morne Brabant.

Le Morne public beach is a beautiful white sandy beach with turquoise waters. Trees lining the beach, and the legendary Le Morne Mountain in the distance.

Le Morne Beach is also popular for sports on board:

 > Surfing, Windsurfing and kiteboarding.

The Wind conditions are great almost all year round. It makes this beach one of the best spots for kiteboarding, surfing, and windsurfing. Le Morne beach can get crowded any day of the week. It depends on the wind conditions of the day.

On weekends, the beach is full of locals and visitors. They come to enjoy this beach or see the spectacular spectacle of the professionals.

List of beaches in the west of Mauritius

  1. Albion
  2. Flic-En-Flac
  3. The Taker
  4. Le Morne Brabant
  5. Pointe aux Sables
  6. Tamarind