Plage de Grande Anse, Petite-Ile

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Plage de Grande Anse boasts splendid sunsets, excellent surfing conditions, and a lava pool--plus a few convenient amenities. Stretching 700 m (2,296 ft), the pale sands here border a bay on the island's southern side, backed by a shady palm grove. Stick to the sheltered natural pool for swimming, or head out to the waves with your surfboard. A snack bar, two truck bars, restrooms, showers, and onsite parking make for a comfortable visit. If here at the end of the day, linger to watch the sun go down. Plan to visit Plage de Grande Anse during your Petite-Ile vacation using our convenient Petite-Ile road trip app.
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  • The Grand Anse beach is a highly frequented BBQ and picnic area on weekends, but very chilled and relaxed during the week. The beach itself is not the best you can find on the island (we prefereed...  more »
  • On a windy and somewhat cloudy day we were looking for a beach with safe swimming. Having visited and given up on St. Pierre, we went to Grande Anse although we thought the man made swimming lagoon...  more »
  • Beautiful sandy beach with great waves, prime for surf, yet no one was surfing. Apparently someone is breeding sharks to suit their research needs; strange. Onwards: A great sized pool had been made to the left of the beach and many people were enjoying the calm of the sea pool, snorkelling and relaxing, it looked inviting as I strolled along underneath the shade of the trees. There are a few cafes for food, beer and coffee, yet I had some epic food a little further up the hill, looking out towards the horizon, allows for a noticeable intake of breath and appreciation. Bravo La Reunion.
  • The beach is well organized. The swimming part is difficult. I do not recommend for families with children.
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