In this article, you will find the top six most beautiful beaches on Reunion Island where you can sunbathe, swim and enjoy the beauty of the Reunion coast and its opening onto the Indian Ocean.
Unlike many tropical islands like our neighbor Mauritius, Reunion is not very famous for its beaches, but especially for its circuses: Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos, its ramparts and its national park classified as UNESCO heritage.
This award is the pride of Reunion Islanders and of the many travelers who have come from all over the world to enjoy the tourism in Réunion.
However, the island has some magnificent beaches that will delight young and old, during your vacation in Reunion. Discover our selection of the most beautiful beaches on Reunion Island below.
1 - Grande Anse beach
Grande Anse Beach is located in the south of Reunion Island at the foot of Piton de Grande Anse, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in Reunion with its vast white sand beach bordered by coconut palms and vacoas. Discover the Grande Anse Beach
2 - Boucan Canot beach
Boucan-Canot beach se situe à l’ouest de la Réunion. Cette agréable plage de sable blanc bordée de filaos et de cocotiers et très apprécié des réunionnais. En fin de journée grâce à ses nombreux bars et restaurants et l’ambiance agréable qui s’y dégage. En savoir plus sur la Boucan-Canot Beach
3 - Hermitage beach
Hermitage beach is the largest beach on Reunion Island. Located between the towns of La Saline and Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, it is to the west of the island. It is very popular with families and children thanks to its lagoon and the tranquility of the place. Learn more on Hermitage Beach
4 - Trou d'Eau beach
Trou d'Eau beach is located in the west of Reunion, it extends the beach of Saline-les-Bains along the national road towards Saint-Pierre. It is bordered by coconut palms and casuarinas and offers a relaxing atmosphere by the lagoon with a few restaurants and bars. Learn more about the Trou d'Eau Beach
5 - Etang-Salé beach
Étang-Salé beach is located in the south-west of Réunion. Made up of volcanic minerals from Piton des Neiges , it is the longest black sand beach on Reunion Island. Bordered by coconut trees, it is very popular with Reunion Islanders for the famous pic-pic on Sunday. Learn more about the Etang Salé Beach
6 - Roches Noires beach
The beach of the black rocks is located on the seafront of the town of Saint-Gilles. Close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the city. It is a very lively beach and its location allows you to reach in a few minutes on foot the aquarium and the small port of Saint-Gilles. Find out more about Roches Noires Beach
To learn more about Reunion and organize your next trip to the intense island, consult our Guide.
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