Time Required : 3-4 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Located in Tamarin, Tamarin Beach is one of the most impressive beaches in Mauritius. The interesting mix of verdant hues, turquoise water and powdery soft sand makes this beach perfect for relaxation and sunbathing. Tamarin Beach is usually thronged by upmarket locals and vacationers who do not prefer crowded beaches.
It was previously known as the Surfer Beach because of its popularity among surfers in the 70s. Even today, Tamarin Beach is a surfers’ paradise and is reputed as the best beach in the country for surfing and bodyboarding. Its two main surfing points are Black Stone and Dal. Even the locals consider it a privilege to surf at these spots. Another highlight is the dolphins that can be frequently seen near the beach. Boat tours are organised that allow tourists to see and swim with the dolphins. As there are no hotels close to the beach, this place remains fairly empty. However, there are a few stalls that sell refreshments and beverages for people hanging at the beach.
Things to do
Tamarin Beach is one of the hottest surfing destinations in Mauritius since the 1970s. Surfers from every corner of the country come here to surf its beautiful waves. Winter is considered the best time to surf in the sparkling water of the Tamarin Beach. Other water activities include bodyboarding, speedboat rides, cataraman tour, stand up paddling and kayaking. The two main surfing spots on the beach are known as ‘Dal’ (to the south), and ‘Black Stone’ (to the North), and with the beach generally staying mostly empty all day long, you can choose to surf the waves at any given point in the day.
2. Dolphin watching
Watching and swimming with the dolphins is the most loved activity for tourists and locals alike. These boat tours usually take place early in the morning when there is a higher probability of getting face to face with the marine creatures. The two types of dolphins that can be seen in Mauritian water include Bottlenose and Spinners.
3. Watching the Sunset
Tamarin Beach is also ideal for lazing and relaxation. Admire the charm of the picturesque Black River backdrop while watching the sunset or enjoy an evening stroll with friends or family. This beach has it all.
Food and Restaurants
Several restaurants in Tamarin Bay serves drool-worthy food. One of the coolest places is the Frenchie Cafe that specialises in quick bites and Sunday brunch. For take away, there is no better deli than Chez Philippe that serves local dishes with a creative twist. Another must-visit eatery is the Hidden Garden. This tapas bar has a poolside seating arrangement and is mainly known for its lunch and dinner delicacies. For Italian speciality, one must explore Al Dente. It is perfect for a virtual Italy trip.
How to reach
Drive south through the coastal inland road from Flic en Flac for approximately 20 minutes to reach the beach.
1. The best time to visit Tamarin Beach is early in the morning
2. The waves are big and unpredictable. Children should avoid swimming here
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