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8 Incredible Beaches on La Digue Island in the Seychelles

8 Incredible Beaches on La Digue Island in the Seychelles

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover the best beaches on La Digue Island and find out how to get to each, with tips & hidden gems!

La Digue– among a few of the scenes that spring to mind commonly include pristine turquoise waters, dramatic boulders, and untouched, white-sand beaches.

This tropical island paradise island is one of the most beautiful in the Seychelles. And, of course, one of the best ways to enjoy this paradise is to discover some of the famous La Digue beaches.

After exploring the whole island with the Seychelles Tourism Board, I’ve written this guide to my absolute favorite beaches with tips and secrets on how you can visit these iconic beaches and a few hidden gems!

La digue crystal kayak tour
Anse Source D'Argent is the most famous but there are many more hidden gems to discover!

8 Best La Digue Beaches

The best beaches on La Digue will depend on personal preference and therefore, I've kept this list unordered to help you make your mind up yourself. Note that some of these beaches require a hike on one of La Digue's nature trails.

However, I've also listed some beaches that are easily accessible from the road as well. Below is a useful map to help you find each beach on this list.

Map of the best beaches on la digue island seychelles
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Everyone has seen photographs and videos of the iconic granite rock formations, white sand, and turquoise lagoon waters from Seychelles' poster boy. That's because Anse Source D’Argent is considered to be the most photographed beach in the Seychelles, and is commonly included in lists of the world's best beaches.

The granite rock formations at Anse Source D'Argent make this one of the most unique beaches on La Digue. You'll also discover a shallow, protected lagoon just off its shores, making it one of the safest beaches to swim on the island.

Anse Source D'Argent is located within the L'Union Estate, so you'll need to pay an entry fee of 150 SCR to access the beach.

Anse source d'argent beach
Kids swimming on the beach in the seychelles

2. Anse Marron - Best Beach for Hikers

Anse Marron has quickly become one of the most Instagram-worthy beaches on La Digue. This remote beach is tucked away on the far, southern end of the island and requires a bit of an adventure to reach.

However, once you arrive, you'll soon discover why this particular beach has become so famous. Some might argue that it's even more postcard-worthy than Anse Source D'Argent! Large, granite boulders scatter this tiny, isolated beach, leading into some of the clearest water you'll find on the island.

Getting here yourself is definitely not recommended and I've been told many tourists have gotten lost trying to find the way. Instead, you can book a guided walking tour to Anse Marron on Viator, which has dozens of 5-star reviews and is actually one of the best-rated tours on the island.

Anse marron on la digue, seychelles

3. Grand Anse - My Favorite Beach

If I had to pick a personal favorite La Digue beach, it'd have to be Grand Anse. Located on the southeast corner of the island, this stretch of white sand drops quickly into deep, turquoise waters. This is an excellent beach for swimming as the water is much deeper than the lagoon at Anse Source D'Argent.

However, the surf and currents can get a little strong here, so it's best for confident swimmers.

Tall coconut palms run along the stretch of the white-sand shores, and on the northern end, you'll find Pointe Grand Anse, a far-reaching row of granite boulders.

Grande anse la digue
Grande anse beach, la digue, seychelles
Morne blanc viewpoint seychelles

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4. Anse Cocos - Best For Secluded Vibes

Anse Cocos is one of the best La Digue beaches if you want a mini-adventure! That's because you'll need to complete a short hike to reach it. The walk begins from Grand Anse, taking the short jungle trail heading north from the beach.

Anse Cocos is located in a protected bay on the far eastern side of the island. Due to its location, Anse Cocos is one of the most secluded beaches. But, that doesn't stop people from making the effort to reach its pristine shores.

The bay at Anse Cocos is a little shallower than Grand Anse, but still less protected than Anse Source D'Argent. The water at this particular beach is a beautiful turquoise blue, which is amazing for swimming. You'll find a small drink and fruit hut on the southern end, and a famous rock pool area surrounded by large granite boulders in the north.

Tip: If you're up for a longer adventure, I highly recommend calling my guide Henry and booking a guided walk across the island to Anse Cocos instead. Reach him on WhatsApp: +248 2 580 533

Anse cocos, la digue
Anse cocos la digue island, seychelles

5. Petite Anse - Best Small Beach

Nestled between Grand Anse and Anse Cocos is another beautiful little La Digue beach that is great for a more secluded pick.

Similarly to many other beaches on La Digue, there's a small beach hut or "bar" serving drinks and fresh fruit. The water radiates a fluorescent, bright blue, with dense vegetation making a perfect backdrop from the white-sand shores.

To get here, head north on the jungle trail from Grand Anse.

Petite anse sunrise, la digue, seychelles

6. Anse Songe - Best Hidden Gem Beach

An off-the-beaten-path pick for a secluded, rocky beach on La Digue's southern coast is Anse Songe. Again, you'll need to take a short walk through the jungle to reach it. However, the walk is manageable by almost anyone with a normal level of fitness.

At the northern end of Anse Songe, you'll discover a minuscule, secluded beach tucked beneath a towering granite boulder. If you continue on, you'll also find a longer beach with rocky boulders stretching out from the shore. Anse Songe is much shallower but offers better opportunities for snorkeling than some of the other beaches on La Digue.

Anse songe la digue beach
Anse songe la digue

7. Anse Pierrot (Robinson Crusoe Beach) - Best Beach for Kayaking

Here's something you might not have known about La Digue Island. On its southern end lies a small, soft-sand beach with a majestic jungle backdrop. Uniquely, Anse Pierrot has a claim to fame for being the set featured in the 1954 classic, Robinson Crusoe.

As soon as you get here, you'll discover why. It's the perfect secluded beach that really makes you feel like you're stranded on a lone, tropical island!

This is one of the most difficult La Digue beaches to reach as its only accessible via the water. Luckily, you can book a tour with Crystal Kayaks which not only takes you to Anse Pierrot, but also includes a guided tour of the coast from a clear-bottom kayak.

Anse pierrot, robinson crusoe beach la digue
Anse pierrot, robinson crusoe beach la digue

8. Anse Banane (Banana Cove) - Secret Beach

As you'll find, most of the best beaches on La Digue island are found on the south or on the west coast. However, the much quieter north and east coasts still have a lot to offer.

As you might know already, riding a bicycle around the island is one of the best things to do here. If you have the time, add a visit to Anse Banane (Banana Cove) to your island adventures.

If you're looking to escape the crowds, this is a great option. You'll most likely have this beautiful little beach to yourself. There's also a small restaurant and bar at Banana Cove where you can enjoy a cold, sunset Seybrew, or two.

Anse banane beach, la digue, seychelles

How to Get to La Digue

Ready to start exploring the incredible beaches found on La Digue Island, the Seychelles? Still in the planning stages of your trip? Here are some useful travel tips, starting with how to get to the island!

If you want more information, I’ve gone into a lot more detail on the options for how to get to La Digue here.

However, in general, you have 2 options. Firstly, you could take the Cat Cocos (fast ferry) directly to La Digue Island from Mahe. Otherwise, you’ll want to take the Air Seychelles scenic flight to Praslin, then take the Cat Rose to La Digue Island.

Praslin port seychelles

Travel Tips for Enjoying The Best Beaches on La Digue

Below are some tips you'll want to know before you go beach-hopping on La Digue.

  • Rent a bicycle - this is the best way to explore the island. Bike rentals cost 100-150 SCR per day. In saying that, if you stay at the Chateau St Cloud as I did, they'll arrange one for you.
  • Beach bars - at most of the popular beaches on La Digue, you'll find palm leaf-roofed bamboo huts serving fresh fruit and drinks. There's nothing better than a fresh tropical fruit platter on a hot day in paradise!
  • Travel insurance - if you're planning on exploring some of the hiking trails on La Digue, it's a good idea to get travel insurance. Check out HeyMondo for affordable insurance with great coverage. Their app is excellent and makes making claims stress-free. You'll also get 5% OFF as a We Seek Travel reader.
  • Costs - visiting the beautiful La Digue beaches is one of the best things to do on the island because it's free! However, there is one fee payable at L'Union Estate to access Anse Source D'Argent
La digue beaches

Where to Stay on La Digue

La Digue is quite a small island and you can get anywhere on a bicycle within 20-30 minutes. You'll find a lot of hotels on the west side of the island near the jetty but only a few along the narrow stretch of coastal road on the mostly inhabited eastern side.

On La Digue, there are a wide variety of hotel and resort offerings ranging from relatively "budget-friendly" self-catering lodges to incredible luxury resorts. Below is a quick summary of the best picks.

Le domaine de l'orangeraie

1. Le Domaine De L'Orangeraie Luxury

A beautiful beachside resort on the northern end of La Digue Island. It features a stunning ocean-view pool, two restaurants, and a full-service spa with massage and body treatments. A fantastic choice for honeymooners seeking a tropical getaway with all the amenities.

Bedroom at hotel chateau st cloud, la digue

2. Hotel Chateau St Cloud Mid-Range

This is where I stayed on La Digue and I can personally recommend it as one of the best accommodation options on the island. The location is excellent– just a little out from the main area on a quiet street that is close enough to both the incredible southwest beaches and the port.

Cocotier du rocher

3. Cocotier Du Rocher Budget

A great value pick for larger groups or families, with babysitting services available. While not on the beachfront, it's in a quiet location with beautiful beaches nearby.

Beyond La Digue: More Must-See Beaches in the Seychelles

Looking to explore some of the other must-see islands of the Seychelles? Below are links to more clear water beach guides for some of the beaches on both Mahe and Praslin that you definitely should not miss.

Mahe: Beach Guide

Praslin: Beach Guide

I hope that this article and my photography from the 8 best beaches on La Digue Island, the Seychelles, has inspired you to visit this incredible tropical island destination. While you're here on my blog, why not check out some of the other inspiring travel guides I've written. I guarantee you'll find something new!

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Anse major drone photo
Anse major on mahé
Anse lazio beach on praslin island, the seychelles
Anse Lazio on Praslin
Sunset at anse source d'argent beach, the seychelles
Anse cocos, petite anse and grand anse
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