Grande Riviere Beach


This long, wide beach is capped at each end by exuberantly forested headlands, with the ever-shifting lagoon of the eponymous river at its east end providing calm freshwater swimming. Scattered year-round with the broken shells of leatherback-turtle eggs, the coarse caramel-colored sand shelves steeply down to turbulent waters, best tackled by strong swimmers.

The beach is reached by a turn off the main road (signposted for the Mt Plaisir and Grande Almandier hotels).

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