Mauritius is blessed with many beautiful beaches and most are accessible to the public.
Beaches in Mauritius are alive with activity and at weekends are the place where families and friends converge and have fun. As you arrive you will see others that have come by motorbike, car, and even coach in large groups carrying chairs, food, barbeques, blankets, drinks, and games. Your nose is filled with the smell of the sea and BBQ's cooking tasty morsels whilst the sound of waves and laughter ring through the air.
I must admit Mauritius beaches are beautiful in many respects but for me, the way that they are used so passionately by holidaymakers, expatriates, and locals alike as a place to enjoy time together is the most important.
One of our favourite spots on the island is Le Morne beach which although usually busy is the perfect place to relax for the day. There is plenty of off-road parking and you enter the beachfront by walking under a 30-meter-long canopy of tall trees that are occupied in places by groups of people enjoying the shade for sitting or playing games such as petanque. Finally reaching the white sand itself which slopes into the sea where its warm shallow waters can be enjoyed.
Go to our Mauritius Top 10 Beaches page to find out more and where to find them. All the beaches in the top 10 list are accessible by the public so you can go whenever you want to.