Discover everything you need to know about Anse Source D’Argent Seychelles in this handy guide – from the best time to visit, what to pack, and where to stay near this gorgeous beach.
That’s right folks, buckle in because I’m still chatting about my trip to the Seychelles from earlier this year.
But right now, I want to bring your attention to the most beautiful beach in the world – Anse Source D’Argent. This beach is nothing less than heaven on earth with its shimmering white sand, sparkling turquoise water, massive granite boulders, and leaning palm trees.
Situated on the sleepy island of La Digue, Anse Source D’Argent sits on the southwest coast and makes for the perfect day trip, no matter where you’re staying in the Seychelles.
Ready to go? Grab your beach bag; here’s everything you need to know about Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles.
Why Visit Anse Source D’Argent Seychelles?
Visiting Anse Source D’Argent beach is essential if you’re in the Seychelles. While you’ll find magnificent shorelines all over the archipelago, Anse Source D’Argent is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
I’m not being dramatic, I promise – it has quite literally been given this title by numerous awards and high-profile travel magazines.
Whether you’re a beach bum or not, I promise you won’t be able to resist Anse Source D’Argent’s charm. The beach’s spectacular scenery provides the perfect backdrop for ‘Gram-worthy pics.
Because Anse Source D’Argent is one of the most famous Seychelles spots – and arguably La Digue’s greatest attraction – the beach attracts many tourists and locals. This means that, besides the fantastic scenery, Anse Source D’Argent also offers an unforgettable atmosphere.
Background and Information for Anse Source D’Argent Seychelles
Anse Source D’Argent, one of Seychelles’ best beaches, offers visitors more than just spectacular views. It also boasts perfect conditions for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling.
That’s because, when high tide rolls in, you’ll find a plethora of marine life in the calm water at this beach.
You won’t go hungry at Anse Source D’Argent beach, either. Many restaurants around the beach serve delicious local and international cuisine. You can take a short walk to a few oceanside Seychelles bars to quench your thirst.
Getting around the island is easy. Because it’s so small, you won’t need a car to explore the rest of La Digue from Anse Source D’Argent. The best ways to get around are by foot, on a bicycle (my personal fave method), or in a taxi.
Planning Your Visit to Anse Source D’Argent
Here are a few useful tips and important information to help you plan your trip to Anse Source D’Argent, the Seychelles.
Anse Source D’Argent Beach Address
Anse Source D’Argent doesn’t have an official address. However, it is effortless to find on La Digue island. The easiest way to locate it is by asking friendly locals to point you in the right direction — it’s pretty hard to get lost on such a small island.
Alternatively, you can simply search for “Anse Source D’Argent” on Google Maps, and it will guide you to the slice of paradise.
Anse Source D’Argent’s location is no secret, but you can use these coordinates (4.3715° S, 55.8272° E) for a more precise way to find the magnificent beach.
Anse Source D’Argent Opening Hours
The beach is open to the public all day. However, to ensure you get the perfect spot to soak up the Seychellois sun, arrive before 10 am.
Sunsets on Anse Source D’Argent are spectacular, so if you have the time, I’d recommend hanging around and snapping a few pics for the ‘Gram.
You’ll have to check the predicted forecast for the day you visit for accurate tide times. But luckily, high tide is still a great time to swim at Anse Source D’Argent.
Travelling to Anse Source D’Argent Independently
Because La Digue is a popular stop on most tourists’ Seychelles Itinerary, getting to Anse Source D’Argent is simple. The easiest way to get there is by taking a direct ferry from Mahé – the main island, to La Digue or by taking the ferry that stops in Praslin along the way.
You should purchase your ferry tickets at least 48 hrs in advance. The ferry from Mahé to La Digue will cost around $80 (£66), and the trip lasts about an hour and a half.
Alternatively, you can charter a boat and see the islands on your own schedule. I did this on my first trip to the Seychelles, and it was well worth it (though sadly I couldn’t do this on my recent trip – booo).
On a Tour
Another great way to get around the islands is on a tour. There are plenty of fantastic island tours around the Seychelles that’ll let you experience the best of the archipelago.
If you’re heading to La Digue’s Anse Source D’Argent from Mahé, you’ll find that many tours also include Praslin island, which is another Seychelles must-see.
This tour from Mahé to La Digue stops at some of the Seychelles’ most spectacular beaches and other highlights, plus it includes a delicious Creole lunch.
Where to Stay for Anse Source D’Argent
Finding Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles hotels can be tricky as the small island mostly offers villas and chalets. That said, Le Repaire Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is a fantastic option if you plan to spend a night or two on La Digue island.
The quaint establishment overlooking the Indian Ocean offers stunning rooms and views of Praslin island. The hotel is less than half a mile from Anse Source D’Argent beach and a short walk from the ferry terminal.
Alternatively, check all accommodations in La Digue on Booking.com
What to Pack for Anse Source D’Argent
Stay safe from the sun, and bring plenty of high-SPF sunscreen and a wide-brimmed sun hat. To explore the rest of the island, bring a pair of good walking shoes (my faves are the Tropicfeel Canyons).
Anse Source D’Argent Map
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