Anse Marron is a unique beach in the southern part of La Digue island in Seychelles. Well known for its remoteness, the beach is a hidden gem that tends to fascinate anyone and everyone who steps foot here. A charming white sand beach, giant boulder formations, dense verdant vegetation and a sense of tranquillity that is hell-bent on rejuvenating your soul, Anse Marron is stunning. The golden white sand of the beach is winged by lush green vegetation on one side and pristine turquoise blue waters on the other. Once you step out of the hiking trail that leads through verdant forests to the beach, clear blue skies open up the horizon, and the brisk sea breeze embraces you in a swift refreshing manner. Since the beach is secluded and far from any settlement (nearest one is around 2 kilometres away at Grand Anse), you can expect to enjoy a calm day-off from the hubbub of daily life.
To find beaches that rival the might and beauty of Anse Marron is difficult. The granite boulders that dot the beach look like monstrous lego blocks that have been haphazardly but precisely placed at strategic points. These jumbo-sized blocks act as natural barriers and hold off the water, forming natural shallow pools. The protected saltwater pools are a trademark of Anse Marron. The waters of the beach have a steep gradient due to the lack of coral reefs, making it unsafe to venture too far off. Nevertheless, it is a brilliant idea to soak in the shallow pools of water scattered around the beach area as the giant rocks safeguard visitors from the dangers of the open sea.
The spectacular environment of Anse Marron is one of its kind. You can relax here all day long in the shallow pools around colossal granite boulders, virtually without any human intervention or spend your time practicing some photography skills around some of the most picturesque beachscapes you will ever encounter. So, bring your beach mat, your favorite book and treat yourself to the sound of the waves crashing the shore.
The Anse Marron beach is far flung from settlements, on the southernmost point of the island, which is part of its raw appeal. Known as one of the hardest accessible beaches, it requires a relatively moderate to challenging hike through the dense tropical jungle to reach. Whether you plan to hike from Grand Anse on the east coast or Anse Source D'Argent on the west coast, it is advisable to hire a guide as the route is quite confusing and precarious - involving tackling the tropical vegetation, heat of the day and obviously, a mismatched sense of navigation is not a good sign. The journey takes you over thickly forested areas, inland trails, majestic cliff views and huge boulders. Therefore, you can either contact your hotel or try approaching agents on the mainland to put you in touch with a suitable guide for your adventure. The fact that Anse Marron can be reached only by foot adds to its serene glamour.
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