Anse a La Mouche lies in a very long bay and is relatively narrow. Low tide
leaves extensive sand flats along the coastline. At high tide there are only
two metres of beach left. Various breakwaters divide Anse a La Mouche into
different small pocket beaches. Colourful fishing boats are anchored at both
ends of the bay. Thick bush vegetation and Takamaka trees provide shade and
hide the beach from the nearby road.
The beach also offers a panoramic view of mountainous green landscape and the
small islets Ile Chauve Souris and Ile aux Vaches. Because of its calm water
the 1,700 metre long Anse a La Mouche is popular with families with children.
There are several guest houses and self carering villa rentals on offer along
the coastal road.
Anse a La Mouche Pocket Beach
The approximately 650 steps long beach ends with a very nice round shaped sand
area making it a good choice for picnics. Two coconut palms arching towards
the ocean shelter this small spot. Swimming is impossible during low tide.
This pocket beach offers a complete view of Anse a La Mouche bay.
Anchor Cafe - The Islander Restaurant
This restaurant can be found in the middle of the bay and is popular with
tourists and locals alike. It has an outside seating area and serves mainly
pizza but also grilled fish and chicken. Open from 11am to 9pm from Monday
to Tuesday. Closed on Sunday and public holidays. Credit cards are accepted.