Mauritius is littered with a vast number of famous tourist beaches along its entire coastline, and it is often said that some of the world's most beautiful beaches are all right here in Mauritius. However, not all beaches in Mauritius are like the ones you'll come across on picture-perfect postcards - all blue water with foamy white waves and fringed by abundant greenery. Though few, there are quite a few beaches on the island that are fringed not by palm trees, but by giant cliffs and hillocks, lending a rough, wild look to the ambience of the area. One such beach is the Le Morne beach, located in the hilly Le Morne peninsula.
Situated in the south-western part of Mauritius, the entire Le Morne peninsula takes the appearance of a hammerhead shark when viewed from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The coastline along the entire peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the whole island, including the renowned Le Morne beach. The first thing you notice about the Le Morne beach is not the beach itself, but the Le Morne Brabant mountain, a giant monolithic rocky structure that extends into the lagoon off the coast of the peninsula. Standing at the height of over 550 metres above sea level, the mountain offers jaw-dropping views of the entire island of Mauritius, as well as a panoramic 360-degree view of the whole ocean for as far as the eye can see. The entire geography of the Le Morne beach, which stands at the foot of the Le Morne Brabant, is shaped by this gigantic rock structure. With the lagoon tucked in behind the cliff face, there are almost no waves on the beach, making it a very family-friendly swimming area, especially if you have children along with you.
The Le Morne beach is also very well-known for being a hotbed of the various beach and watersport activities, such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, as well as scuba diving and snorkelling. A little off the coastline of the Le Morne beach stands the Crystal Rock, which is as much a part of the beach as is the Le Morne Brabant Mountain. The Crystal Rock is a small islet of a rocky outcrop, which is very famous for various activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and glass-bottom boat rides where you can watch the vast variety of colourful marine life in this part of the ocean. Plenty of dolphins can also be found swimming here, so if you’re up for it, you can go for a swim alongside the dolphins as well! The Crystal Rock stands are around 200 metres off the south-western coast of Mauritius, and boat tours are organised through the day to take you to the rock and once you’re done, bring you back to the Le Morne beach.
Extremely popular among honeymooners, the Le Morne beach is known as one of the top beaches in Mauritius, and sitting at this beach and watching the sunset behind the Le Morne Brabant mountain is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll never forget.
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