Pointe aux Sables Beach
Pointe aux Sables Beach is located in the village of Pointe aux Sables, in the west part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Black River district.
Protected by the coral reef, and with kilometres of white sandy beaches, Pointe aux Sables beach has a lot going for it. Sadly though, most of the shoreline is residential, lack public amenities and is somewhat difficult to access.
The small areas designated as public beaches do not really fit the description of beaches as such, with little or no sand, pebbly shorelines and rocky seafloors.
If you want to escape the tourists though, Pointe aux Sables is definitely an option. The town is not even sign posted from the south, unless you come from the Port Louis highway, and you really need to know where to go to find it. Coming from the south, turn left by the gas station in Petite Rivière, then a sharp right after some 300m and you’ll be on your way to Pointe aux Sables.
From a tourists point of view, there’s really not a lot to do in the town, other than discovering the local life of a Port Louis suburb, or perhaps sampling some local Mauritian food.
There are actually a couple of public beaches in Pointe aux Sables, and you will find all the usual amenities (public restrooms, fixed beach umbrellas etc), and there are several local eatieries along the coastal road.
With the Port Louis chimneys and container tanker traffic in the background, Pointe aux Sables is perhaps not your picture perfect tropical dream beach.
However, if you don’t mind the industrial backdrop, the area still enjoys beautiful sunsets, good value for money local food, and not a single tourist in sight!
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Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Port Louis
Other beach nearby: Albion Beach
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District: Black River
Length of main beach: 3000 m (9842 ft)