Pointe de Roches Noires Beach
Pointe de Roches Noires Beach is located near the village of Roches Noires, in the east part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Flacq district.
Just north of Poste Lafayette lies the true, roaring east coast of Mauritius. In several places around Roches Noires, the reef is less than 50 metres from the shore, and waves come crashing in even on a quiet day.
There is little to do around Pointe de Roches Noires apart from gazing at the majestic power of the east coast waves, and down on the beach it is sometimes difficult even to hold a normal conversation due to the sound of the waves.
The beach as such is actually not a bad one – the fine sand and crystal clear water is all there – but the proximity to the reef makes swimming here a rather dangerous sport.
There are some quiet areas further to the south, towards Poste Lafayette and the residential areas, but swimming at the tip of Pointe de Roches Noires should be avoided at all times.
Apart from the odd fisherman, you will rarely find any people around here, and the whole stretch is pleasantly quiet for the most part of the year. Consequently this also means a lack of facilities, such as restrooms and showers, however, the odd snack food vendor sometimes stop by in the north parts.
Access the beach on foot from Poste Lafayette, or by car from the gravel in the north. There is a small path (pictured) from the north parking area, leading down to the main stretch of the actual beach, and from here it is possible to venture on some beach trekking all the way down to Poste Lafayette.
|Pointe de Roches Noires Beach||Location: Roches Noires|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Rivière du Rempart
Other beach nearby: Poste Lafayette Beach
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Length of main beach: 700 m (2297 ft)