Mauritius is a beautiful island nation off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The nation is comprised of Rodrigues and Mauritius island as well as the outer islands, which are all part of the Mascarene Islands.
With amazing white sand beaches, lagoons and stunning blue water, the Mauritius Island has endless beaches and opportunities for whatever water sport you desire.
The 14 Best Beaches in Mauritius
1. Blue Bay Marine Park
Blue Bay and Blue Bay Marine Park is probably the most popular of the beaches in Mauritius for tourists. With its magnificent beaches and crystal-clear waters, it is certainly the place where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is located on the southeast part of the Mauritius island, not far from the city of Mahebourg, and is near the airport and several hotels, which are within walking distance making it very convenient.
It is an amazing place where you can dive, snorkel, surf, sail or enjoy any water sport you desire, or spend the day sunbathing with a tropical drink in your hand.
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2. Pereybère Beach
Pereybère Beach is one of the most popular of the Mauritius beaches with not only tourists, but the locals as well. It is a small cove half way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux.
The town of Pereybere itself has some wonderful shopping area, bars and restaurants when you want a break from playing in the amazing blue waters.Many colorful shoppes, exotic fruits and locally grown vegetables and many arts and crafts that you will love to see.
3. La Cuvette Beach
La Cuvette Beach near Grand Bay is one of the absolute best beaches in Mauritius for water skiing, sailing, windsurfing or any other water sport you love.
The waters here are very calm and do not have the coral reef and rocks that other beaches do, which makes it ideal for swimming and playing in the beautiful blue Indian Ocean.There are plenty of food vendors on the beach so you will be able to play all day without having to leave the beach.
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4. The Belle Mare Beach
The Belle Mare Beach is probably the longest beach in Mauritius. It stretches over several miles, on the eastern portion of the country, from the village of Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce, and with its magnificently white and pristine sand, it is very likely the most beautiful of all the Mauritius beaches.
5. Tamarin Beach
Tamarin Beach lies between Flic en Flac and the village of Black River in the Bay of Tamarin on the western portion of the nation.
It is a very popular Mauritius attraction because the Black River mountain range is in the background, making it an amazingly scenic area. There is also the river of Tamarin that divides the beach in two.It can easily be crossed on foot, and just adds to the beauty.
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6. The Le Morne Beaches
The Le Morne Beaches are along the west side of the Le Morne peninsula in the southwest portion of the Mauritius island. It is situated at the foot of the Le Morne Brabant and the Le Morne Mountain range.
The Le Morne Mountains are also a UNESCO World Heritage site that you will want to spend time enjoying.
7. Flic en Flac Beach
Flic en Flac Beach is situated on the west coast of the Mauritius island, between the village of Albion and Tamarin. Flic en Flac means “Free and Flat Land” in Dutch and is also one of the longest beaches in Mauritius. It has many Casuarina trees along it, which makes it another one that is ideal for those midnight strolls – or jogging for the more health conscious people!
Flic en Flac is also on our list of Best Diving in the World
8. Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs is one of the most popular Mauritius attractions. It is actually a tiny island itself, just off the east coast of the mainland. It is easy to access by boat from the mainland.
With the swaying palm trees, fantastic white sand and crystal clear turquoise water, this is definitely one of the best beaches in Mauritius.
9. Trou aux Biches Beach
Trou aux Biches Beach is located on the northwest side of the country, just southwest of Grand Bay. It is another one of the best beaches in Mauritius for snorkeling, as there is a huge coral reef there. Scuba diving or deep sea fishing are also very popular activities here.
The sand here is white and almost powder-like, so very nice to walk in. This is such a luxuriant and relaxing beach to spend a quiet day enjoying.
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10. Mont Choisy Beach
Mont Choisy Beach is located between Pointe aux Cannoniers and Mont Choisy on the northern part of the Mauritius island. This is one of the most popular beaches on the Mauritius island for the local families. There is even a football field nearby where you are welcome to join the locals in a friendly game.
11. Riviere des Galets Beach
Riviere des Galets Beach is arguably one of the best beaches in Mauritius for surfing and windsurfing as it often has big waves crashing onto shore. These waves are so amazing just to watch, and smell the saltwater that the mist creates. It is located between Souillac and Bel Ombre.
12. St Félix Beach
St Félix Beach is actually made up of two small separate beaches. Most people like the eastern portion of the beach the best, but both sides are still terrific. The beach is considered by the locals as one of the most beautiful Mauritius beaches on the south side of the Mauritius island with the exception of Le Morne.
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13. Gris Gris Beach
Gris Gris Beach is possibly the most magnificent of the beaches in Mauritius. Surrounding the beach are some majestic cliffs which has the most wonderful view from. The huge waves crashing onto these cliffs create great splashes of water and the associated sprays and mists make the smell of seawater simply amazing.
14. Grand Port Bay
Mahebourg is located in the southern section of the island and on the amazing Grand Port Bay. It is one of the main fishing villages of the nation and has had less outside influence than other areas of the country. While spending the day at this beach, you will be able to get more of a feel of the true Mauritian way of life.
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