Grand Anse is located at the western side of North Island. With 1,480 steps
it is the longest beach on the island. Coconut palms and Vouloutye bushes
shelter this very fine sand beach.
During breeding season Hawksbill Turtles lay their eggs in the soft sand, which
is monitored and sign posted by the islands conservation staff to prevent
tourists from stepping directly on the nest areas. Due to the nearby reef and
seasonal sand drifting, large coral stone formations appear more or less. Many
shells and round rocks are scattered along the beach. In the south, Grand Anse
ends with a long stretch of fine sand. Several large granite rocks divide this
beach from Bonnet Carré. The Sunset
Bar serving cool drinks and cocktails is situated at the north side of Grand
Anse. Silhouette Island can be seen on the horizon.