©Photographe|Serge Gélabert

8 spectacular photos

Of the mighty ocean

Capture the magic moment !


 A far cry from the exciting cultural activities of the North and the beautiful beaches of the West, the Wild South Coast is an area that really lives up to its name. This Kingdom belongs to Mother Nature. The currents from the South crash up against the jagged coastlines. The never-ending swell crashes into the rocks all day long in this wild land, offering pure pleasure for both the eyes and the ears. We have gathered our 8 most spectacular photos of the mighty ocean to show you the magic of these moments.

The Cap Méchant

Despite its threatening name (méchant meaning ‘nasty’), this place is actually very welcoming. Here, the waves rumble into the black cliffs formed by ancient flows of lava. These volcanic slopes protect adventurers from the clamour of the waters. On this side of the island, the flow of boiling hot magma has been covered by soft green grass and overgrown by the casuarinas. We bear witness to the tumultuous spectacle that the Indian Ocean has on offer, in the shade on a prepared footpath.

The cap Jaune

The Cap Jaune can be recognised thanks to its distinctive colour, and there’s a very pleasant walk here along the coast. This place is very characteristic of the Wild South Coast with the wind, water and volcanic rock. In fact, the ochre colour of the cliffs comes from a blend of magma and volcanic rock. Photographers love to come here. These striking cliffs are surrounded by lush vegetation, adding green shades to the setting.

The pointe de la table


The rocks standing proudly in Manapany bay break the approaching waves. All around us, tropicbirds whirl around above the blooming vegetation. We can see where the name Wild South Coast comes from. The swell of the ocean adds to this contrasted land, day after day, wave after wave. At the heart of this almost surreal place, a stack of volcanic rocks has formed a natural swimming pool, where swimmers are protected from the raging ocean.

Langevin Marine

This landing area is where the Langevin River meets the Indian Ocean. They criss-cross, crash into each other and intertwine until they form one single entity. When the sea allows it, the fishermen of Saint-Joseph come here to set sail. Other more reserved fishermen are quite happy to cast their lines into the ocean with the hope that something takes the bait, under the sympathetic eye of Notre Dame du Bon Port.

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