Grand Anse beach, located on the southeast coast of La Digue island in Seychelles, is often referred to as the 'wild beach' for a number of reasons. The sea here runs deep very quickly and you can get caught unawares. Grand Anse is the longest beach in La Digue. Still it is rather belittled. The sea waters may run deep, and the currents are also very strong, but the striking natural beauty more than makes up for these shortcomings. The golden sands are stunning and makes you want to relax and soak up the sun all day. The scenery around is mesmerising, and since the beach is not crowded, it gives visitors an opportunity to explore it in tranquillity.
The coral reef at Grand Anse offers no protection while the offshore currents during the southeast monsoon are very strong too. These factors make swimming rather dangerous. Compared to the other beaches of Seychelles, Grand Anse has fewer visitors and is often empty. However, the long stretches of sand and the compatible conditions for surfing here are the redemptions for Grand Anse beach.
Once you reach Grand Anse, you will be struck by how calm, unspoilt and isolated it is with hardly a footprint to see. You can enter the pristine clear waters, but make sure not to venture too far out. You can admire the coral reefs and picturesque surroundings and easily spend an entire afternoon. There is a restaurant on the beach which is a good place to relax with a coffee or a beer.
Grand Anse is best suited for couples and nature lovers. It is advisable not to take children to this beach as there is not much shade here and they will be exposed to the sun for a long time. Having said that, Grand Anse is definitely worth a visit. The serenity and pristine beauty of the place will surely beckon you.
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