Anse Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue

Located on La Digue Island, lies the most famous beach in the Seychelles – Anse Source d’Argent Beach. The beach is said to be the most photographed in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Anse Source d’Argent Beach is the stuff of tropical dreams. With gigantic granite boulders that have been shaped by nature, lush jungle palms, powdery white sand and clear aqua water, the beach is as photogenic as it gets. The landscape has an almost surreal look to it, with the huge boulders scattered across the beach forming coves and caves.

We visited Anse Source d’Argent Beach a few times each day while staying on La Digue. As the tide and light changes throughout the day, so too does the landscape. It was spectacular to see these changes, especially from a drone photography perspective. We were able to capture the beach at high tide where the ocean looked wild. And at low tide, where the exposed reef revealed a kaleidoscope of aqua.

Anse Source d’Argent Beach is a public beach, but because you have to go through a National Park to access it, there is an entrance fee of €5 per person. There are no hotels or restaurants on the beach, but it’s a good idea to also bring some cash for the little shops on the beach. When we were there in 2018 there was a little drink stand selling fresh coconuts and fruit. As well as a dreamy jewellery stand selling bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces and anklets made from fresh river pearls.

How to get to Anse Source d’Argent Beach:

The only way to access anything on the island of La Digue is on foot, by bike, or on an ox cart. The beach is a bit of a walk from most accommodation, so the easiest way is by bike.

TIL Tip: There’s an amazing takeaway restaurant called ‘Ray & Josh Café’ where all the locals eat that’s just a short bike ride away. All their food is made fresh and is traditional creole cuisine. Make sure you try their octopus salad – it was one of the best we had! The café has casual outdoor seating, or you can ride back to the beach for a picnic.

 

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