Come and discover the most beautiful beaches of Reunion Island
With 30 km of white or black sandy beaches and 22 km of lagoon, all particularly well preserved, Reunion Island has very varied coastlines, great for nature walks and swimming.
Where can you go swimming on Reunion Island ?
Due to the particularly abundant marine wildlife, swimming, water sports and diving are forbidden within a perimeter of 300 m around the Reunion Island coastlines. The Reunion Island lagoons are protected by a coral reef.
However, there are special swimming areas that are safe and with lifeguards, much to the joy of those looking to enjoy the waves:
Roches Noires Beach
You could go to Roches Noires, a pretty white sandy beach with a swimming area with lifeguard, equipped with nets and a natural swimming pool.
Boucan Canot Beach
In Boucan Canot, the huge beach is very popular thanks to the swimming area equipped with a net, and area devoted to those wanting to practice their strokes !
At Ermitage Beach, there isn’t a swimming net, but there is an area reserved for swimmers that is relatively shallow. This is a favourite spot for families and fans of snorkelling !
Did you know ?
Boucan Canot and Roches Noires beaches were equipped with nets in 2019 and they stay in the water permanently. They are only removed in the event of dangerous weather events such as a heavy swell or a cyclone.
The most beautiful beaches for swimming
On Reunion Island
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The most beautiful beaches of Reunion Island
Relax on the warm sand, in the shade of the coconut trees or casuarinas…
An exceptional place for an afternoon nap in a picture-perfect setting.
Appreciate the peace-and-quiet of the lagoon and try out some new water sports (transparent kayak, stand-up paddle, sailing, etc.).
Admire the colourful fish of the Natural Marine Reserve and dive into the underwater depths of Reunion Island.
Let the gentle winds carry you and take the time to enjoy the sunset over the Indian Ocean, from one of the beach restaurants.
Play beach-volleyball or petanque on the beach and enjoy an impromptu picnic lunch with friends on the grass, in the shade of the casuarinas.
Walk along the coastal path
Good to know
The temperature of the water ranges between 22 and 30 degrees on Reunion Island, depending on the season.
Swimming areas comply with European standards and the Blue Flag label which is proof of the quality of the environment on the beaches of Saint-Paul.