Anse Severe, Seychelles Overview

One of the most famous beaches of La Digue, Anse Severe provides a spectacular view of Praslin Island. It spreads over a 2000 square meter area of soft white sands sprinkled with granite boulders. Known for its excellent view of the sunset and the turquoise waters, the beach is a peaceful setting away from the city side. With shallow waters that allow for many activities like swimming and snorkelling, the beach has a tranquil and peaceful setting is ideal for tourists looking for abundant sun, sand and spectacular sea vitae.

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Climate of the Region

The temperatures are fairly warm and stable in the region as it is located near the equator. It stays between 24 degrees to 32 degrees all round the year with mostly bright and sunny days. There is heavy rainfall here; but the downpours generally last up to one hour at the most, making the weather fresh and mild afterwards. The months from October to March receive the heaviest precipitation, while July is generally the driest.

Activities at Anse Severe

Mornings are the best time to visit Anse Severe as the crowds are less and the atmosphere is generally cooler. Do stay till sundown to enjoy the memorable evening views as the sun sets over Praslin, creating spectacular seascapes. There are a lot of things to do at the beach during the day apart from enjoying the sunshine.
The beach is ideal for sunbathing as the soft white sand and the soothing sun rays work their magic on your complexion. In case you need a break from the sun, the adjoining tree-line provides cooling shades for a relaxing book-read or siesta. There are refreshments available at the north end of the beach in the form of restaurants and bars, and you can also buy souvenirs from the boutique shops located here.

The sea waters by the beach are sufficiently shallow, thus allowing for safe swimming waters even for children. The bay is further protected from the deeper ocean waters by natural rock and coral formations further in the sea. The water is warm and clean for an enjoyable swim with the whole family while appreciating the colourful views of the underwater marine life of the region.

The vibrant coral ecosystem of the bay area surrounding Anse Severe is ideal for snorkelling. There are experienced professionals at hand to help you at this popular water leisure activity. The clean, clear waters provide spectacular views of the local sea’s variety of flora and fauna which includes stingrays, mantas, turtles and many types of coral formations. Alternatively, you can also try paddling on a surfboard or rowboat and spend more time on the sea.

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