Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

Anse Source dArgent

A brief overview

To beat the crowds, visitors are advised to arrive early, as the beach can become particularly busy between 10.00 and 17.00 daily.

Its exceptional natural beauty has made this beach a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed spots on the planet.

Thanks to the coral reef protecting the beach from the open ocean, the water is shallow and peaceful, with small, gentle waves.

The presence of natural shade offers shelter from the sun’s rays.

Near the entrance to the beach, you’ll find parking, restaurants, and restrooms, while several fruit stands can be found at the far end of the beach

Anse Source d’Argent is a stunning beach located on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft white sands, and towering granite boulders, it is one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. If you have an approved eTA Seychelles and are planning a visit, here’s everything you need to know.

Information

The best time for swimming and snorkeling is during high tide.

Water is shallow and sheltered by a coral reef.

Seaweed can sometimes be found in the area.

High tide can cause the beach to disappear.

1150m x 21m – Many tourists

Getting There

La Digue is accessible by ferry from the neighboring islands of Mahe and Praslin. Once you arrive on La Digue, the beach is only a short distance away. You can either take a bicycle or a taxi to get there.

Entrance fee

There is an entry fee to access Anse Source d’Argent beach and natural park, which helps to maintain the beach and its facilities. As of April 2023, the entrance fee is 115 Seychellois Rupees (approximately 8.5 USD) per person, and it is payable at the entrance gate. Children under the age of 12 can enter for free. Please note that the entrance fee is subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest information before you visit.

When to Go?

The best time to visit Anse Source d’Argent is between May and October when the weather is dry and sunny. The water is also calm during this time, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Things to Do?

Apart from relaxing on the beach, there are many other activities you can do at Anse Source d’Argent. The beach is great for snorkeling and swimming, with a variety of fish and marine life to discover. You can also take a guided kayak tour around the bay to explore the surrounding areas.

For those who prefer to stay on land, there are several walking trails that lead to other beautiful beaches and viewpoints. You can also visit the nearby L’Union Estate, a historic plantation that offers tours of its vanilla and coconut oil processing facilities.

What to Bring?

Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat, and a cover-up to protect yourself from the sun. You may also want to bring a beach towel, a camera, and snorkeling gear. And don’t forget to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Tips for Visiting

Anse Source d’Argent can get crowded during peak tourist season, so try to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. Also, be respectful of the environment by not leaving any litter behind and not touching or disturbing the natural wildlife.

Where to have lunch?

There are several restaurants located near Anse Source d’Argent beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink with a beautiful ocean view. Some popular options include Zerof Restaurant, Fish Trap Restaurant, and Lanbousir Restaurant. Additionally, there are a few small snack shops near the beach where you can grab a quick bite or drink.

In conclusion, Anse Source d’Argent is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to the Seychelles. With its stunning beauty and many activities to do, it’s a great place to relax, unwind, and make lasting memories.

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