Our travel expert gives her thoughts on Anse Source D’Argent – The World’s Most Photographed Beach
Located in the heart of the magical Seychelles is a beach unlike any other. A beach so picturesque that it has claimed the crown as the most beautiful beach in the world. In this blog our Travelmood travel expert Sarah recalls her time spent on Anse Source D’Argent – the world’s most photographed beach.
If you have made the decision to visit Anse Source D’Argent then you are in for one of the best experiences of your life. The beauty of this beach is something that will never leave your memory! The beach is located on the island of La Digue, the third most inhabited island in the Seychelles, and is easily accessed from Mahé or Praslin.
Once you have landed in Mahé International Airport you can take a 15 minute flight to the island of Praslin and then a 15 minute ferry to the island of La Digue. If you prefer the seas to the skies, you also have the option of a 60 minute ferry to Praslin, followed by a short 15 minute ferry to La Digue. It really doesn’t take long to reach Anse Source D’Argent – The World’s Most Photographed Beach.
What to expect
The island of La Digue offers the best of both world’s for visitors. One side of the island boasts calming waters, perfect for lazing the day away, whilst the other side is great for surfing types who prefer wilder waves.
To access the beach you must pass through the gates of L’Union Estate and pay an entrance fee of €10. The walk to the beach is also a highlight thanks to the surrounding coconut trees and inhabiting turtles. The giant turtles, some of which are 150 years old, are an amazing site and the sheer size of them is something that will surprise you.
The waters in Anse Source D’Argent are very shallow and you can walk out from shore for about 1km and still only have the water reach your knees. If you’re lucky you might also spot a turtle or two snorkelling in the shallow lagoons.
So, does the beach live up to the hype surrounding it? Absolutely. White sands, the most turquoise waters you have ever seen and striking boulders – it’s easy to see why it is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
Given its popularity as a Seychelles tourist attraction it is important to remember that it gets very busy, so don’t expect a serene and empty beach. Many people also plan to watch the sunset here, and it would be the perfect spot, but unfortunately the gates to L’Union Estate close at 5pm every day.
If you want to extend your stay on the island of La Digue and explore beyond the beach then there are some small guesthouses, apartments and beach houses to choose from.
Would you like to see the world’s most photographed beach for yourself? Take a look at our Seychelles holidays.