Located towards the northern part of Mauritius in the village of Bain Boeuf is the Bain Boeuf Public beach, which is one of the many beaches in the Riviere du Rempart district. To most visitors, this beach is merely a detour to other beaches such as Grand Baie, Pereybere and Cap Malheureux. There is a reason behind it being as a beach by only few people in spite of its public designation.
The sand of this beach has a rough texture and the rocky seafloor makes the access to this beach very difficult, especially for elderly people. So what good is a beach like this, you ask? It gives you the chance to enjoy some lone time and embrace solitude. Even in the peak season, you might find yourself all on your own.
Near the elevated area overlooking the beach, there are a number of benches from where you can treat your eyes with the calm view of the turquoise waters. It is a popular spot among taxi drivers, local as well as visitors passing Bain Boeuf, where they can stop and enjoy a nice meal for lunch. The sight of the stunning lagoon from there is so soothing that you’ll forget about to complain about the seafloor and the sand.
When you head further eastwards, the beach begins to get sandier and you can find many small fishing boats. From there on, you can go for a nice walk on the sand or refreshing yourself with a swim in the Bain Boeuf lagoon, where the rocky seafloor is transformed into a sandy one and comfortably complemented by the shallow water. All these changes make it’s a great location for snorkelling; however don’t underestimate the rocky coastline and the strong water current.
If you visit this region of the Bain Boeuf beach during the peak season, you can snack stands near the parking area. Other than that, throughout the year, the beach is mostly deserted; the guests staying in the nearby hotels are an exception though.
For those who are really into beach trekking can go further west after crossing the rocky parts of the beach where you can find a residential area. It has a few hundred metres of sandy stretches, private pools and beautiful lagoons. You are free to visit this area anytime but don’t forget that it is not a public property.
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