La Preneuse Beach
La Preneuse Beach is situated in the small village of La Preneuse, in the west part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius located in the Black River district.
Home to one of the most well preserved Martello Towers on the island, La Preneuse Beach is a popular destination for the historically inclined.
With only a couple of small boutique hotels along a 2 kilometer stretch, this beach also offers a quiet and relaxing experience.
The Martello Tower is indeed worth a visit, and while you’re at it, you might as well sample some local Mauritian snack food at the nearby snack stand, usually open when the owner is not too tired.
The beach itself is popular with the locals, and although Sundays can be busy, most other days of the week, the beach is very quiet.
Apart from a few rocky areas to the north, it is possible to walk on sandy beaches pretty much all the way to Tamarin Bay, if one would want to. Along the way you can sneek a peek into the lush gardens and marvel at the luxury mansions lining the coast. La Preneuse and Tamarin are longstanding members of the small club of Black River villages enjoying some of the highest property prices in Mauritius.
La Preneuse is a good base for dolphin watching, and there are usually skippers around to take you out on a trip against a small fee. Both Spinner dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins are frequently seen off of the coast in large numbers.
For good snorkelling spots, head away from the main beach and walk either north towards Tamarin, or south towards Grande Rivière Noire, where you will find colorful tropical fish in abundance.
A word of advice: Both Tamarin and neighbouring Grande Rivière Noire coastlines are not protected by the coral reef, and currents can be very strong here if you head out too far.
|La Preneuse Beach||Location: La Preneuse|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Flic en Flac
Other beach nearby: Tamarin Beach
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District: Black River
Length of main beach: 1800 m (5905 ft)