Tombeau Bay Beach
Tombeau Bay Beach is located near the village of Tombeau Bay, in the west part of Mauritius. This is one of the many beaches of Mauritius situated in the Pamplemousses district.
Tombeau Bay Beach is also known as Baie du Tombeau.
While perhaps not your average west coast family beach with water sports activities, beach restaurants and what not, Tombeau Bay Beach is still worth a visit for its sheer uniqueness.
Located at the inlet of the Port Chambly river, right beneath the Tombeau Bay hills, this is a Mauritius beach with a remote feel to it, with its dark sand, open spaces, and quiet tropical forest surrounding it.
Access the beach from the south via the coastal road from Tombeau Bay, and simply stop at the small car parking at the bend near Tombeau Bay Road. There are some 70 steps to get down to the bridge crossing the river to the beach, but it’s well worth the walk (or should we say climb).
The bridge crossing the river offers good views of the village of Port Chambly. If you wish to take a closer look at Port Chambly from the river side, there are usually local fishermen around Tombeau Bay that are willing to take you there (against a small donation).
Tombeau Bay Beach itself is a quiet one, compared to most of the beaches in Mauritius, but as a public beach, you will still find the usual government funded facilities – public fireplaces, public restrooms, showers etc. There are also a few snack stands near the north end of the beach, selling samosas and other Mauritian snack food.
|Tombeau Bay Beach||Location: Tombeau Bay|
Accessible by public transport: Yes
Major town nearby: Port Louis
Other beach nearby: Balaclava Beach
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Length of main beach: 400 m (1312 ft)